HMS Ark Royal

HMS Ark Royal

Audacious-class Fleet Carrier
HMS Ark Royal (R09) was a fleet carrier of the Audacious class, built by Cammell Laird. She was launched on the 3 March 1950 and commissioned on the 25 February 1955. Between 1967 and 1970, she was modified to operate the heavier Phantom F-4K and is pictured leaving Plymouth for the scrapyard, a homage to Turner's 'The Fighting Temeraire'.
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Audacious-class Fleet Carrier
HMS Ark Royal (R09) was a fleet carrier of the Audacious class, built by Cammell Laird. She was launched on the 3 March 1950 and commissioned on the 25 February 1955. Between 1967 and 1970, she was modified to operate the heavier Phantom F-4K and is pictured leaving Plymouth for the scrapyard, a homage to Turner's 'The Fighting Temeraire'.
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