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. Pictured here during her second commission. At this time her length was 845 feet, with a standard displacement of 43,000 tons and a speed of 30 knots. Although it was hoped to preserve her, she eventually went for scrap in 1980.
Paper art prints featuring the Ship's Crest and motto, are available, in A4 lustre surface, A3 lustre surface and A2 matt surface sizes.
The A2 size paper print is a signed limited edition and receives a special authenticity embossed stamp.