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The British warship HMS Invincible has been put up for
auction online. Invincible is an aircraft carrier that served in
the Falklands, Balkans and Iraq wars, was decommissioned in
2005 after 25 years of service with the Royal Navy. Jon
Rosamond, editor of a naval magazine said that it "has been
offered by the MoD for non-warlike purposes." No bids have
yet been received, but it is thought that it could sell for £2m.

During service, the vessel's four Rolls-Royce engines could
propel it to a top speed of 28 knots, with a range of 7,000
nautical miles. The flight deck carried eighteen British
Aerospace Harrier II fighter jets, and four Westland Sea King
helicopters. In recent years, however, she has been reduced
to scrap. Rosamond said: "Even if someone did want to take
it on as a going concern it would never be used as an aircraft
carrier again."

The MoD held a decommissioning service for the vessel in in
Portsmouth, Hampshire, in August 2005. "Pipers played
aboard Invincible while it sailed into Portsmouth Naval Base
on 1 August for the last time. A gun salute and a flypast also
marked the event," Wikinews reported at the time. Bids for
the ship must be submitted by early January next year. Naval
consultant Richard Scott said that the vessel "certainly carved
her name out in history in 1982. But every ship reaches the
end of its career and she is at the end of hers."

......I've got $25.00 burning a hole in my pocket, what'ca think...:laughing:
 

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The British warship HMS Invincible has been put up for
auction online. Invincible is an aircraft carrier that served in
the Falklands, Balkans and Iraq wars, was decommissioned in
2005 after 25 years of service with the Royal Navy. Jon
Rosamond, editor of a naval magazine said that it "has been
offered by the MoD for non-warlike purposes." No bids have
yet been received, but it is thought that it could sell for £2m.

During service, the vessel's four Rolls-Royce engines could
propel it to a top speed of 28 knots, with a range of 7,000
nautical miles. The flight deck carried eighteen British
Aerospace Harrier II fighter jets, and four Westland Sea King
helicopters. In recent years, however, she has been reduced
to scrap. Rosamond said: "Even if someone did want to take
it on as a going concern it would never be used as an aircraft
carrier again."

The MoD held a decommissioning service for the vessel in in
Portsmouth, Hampshire, in August 2005. "Pipers played
aboard Invincible while it sailed into Portsmouth Naval Base
on 1 August for the last time. A gun salute and a flypast also
marked the event," Wikinews reported at the time. Bids for
the ship must be submitted by early January next year. Naval
consultant Richard Scott said that the vessel "certainly carved
her name out in history in 1982. But every ship reaches the
end of its career and she is at the end of hers."

......I've got $25.00 burning a hole in my pocket, what'ca think...:laughing:
Hell I got $25 too, we can pool it and call the thing the USS Digital Corvettes .... Corvette Carrier. :laughing:
 

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Hell I got $25 too, we can pool it and call the thing the USS Digital Corvettes .... Corvette Carrier. :laughing:

It would be great if the deck was 1/4 mile long, I'm not sure about stopping afterward...maybe a big net...

Oh we can just buy another slighly shoter carrier to travel inline and jump from deck to deck!
 

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She cruised along side of us during a Nato North Atlantic exercise in 1983. Impressive ship. Not a Nimitz class like us but
still well armed. She carried a compliment of Harriers and helo's.
I shared a few beers with some of her crew in Portsmouth England. Good times.
 
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