Discussion in 'Royal Navy' started by Dunservin, Mar 23, 2011.
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From the Pompey News:
Crowds to say a final goodbye to Invincible
I'm in Pompey tomorrow. I might pitch up to see her go. There's only one of my old ships left now and she's due to go soon
Great! Nothing like securing a few more UK jobs for a year or two when you can do it overseas for the sake of a few measly quid
Maybe she could park off Libya for a bit whilst enroute. Be a sort of floating airfield. I wonder if there are any little aeroplanes we could park on her. Then we could call her an aircraft carrier and support the no fly zone.
Maybe a bit revolutionary or visionary but by God its an idea
She was auctioned off for scrap. The Turks aren't being payed to to do the work they're paying for the steel. British companies had the option to bid as well
Hope they did a recce, otherwise they're going to get a bit more than they bid for in the way of concrete.
What, and steal some of the RAF's thunder?
This looks interesting
Boats for sale UK, Used boat sales, Commercial For Sale 213' coastal defence ship - Apollo Duck
Couldn't she go to Turkey first, load a brigade of Turks and then head for the Gulf of Sirte for a lap of honour?
Beaten to it, I'm afraid. USS Kearsarge's Harriers have been flying 300 nm round-trip sorties hitting ground targets around Benghazi from the start. She also has the retrieval of two aircrew from a downed F-15 under her belt: Daily Telegraph: Libya: US prepares to launch fresh raids
Video: Flight Operations from USS Kearsarge against Libya
Video: Marine AV-8B Harriers launch and return to USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to support Operation Odyssey Dawn
But it isnt British. Everyone knows. We own the Med, ever since Nelson!
Got a few mates together, we sort of have the money and erm well we need to blag being a trustworthy country for the weapons and comms described in the description (shouldnt be too hard, death to america and all that), but we set sail next week if you fancy it.
In 1946, a British squadron sailing into the Mediterranean met a US squadron sailing out. The American flagship signalled: "How is the world's second biggest navy?" The Navy's reply was "How is the world's second best?"
By way of an epitaph, here's a couple of classic videos featuring HMS Invincible:The Stig attempts to out-accelerate a Harrier
801 Naval Air Squadron does its scary stuff with Cold Play background
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