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Name: ARK ROYAL
Type: Aircraft Carrier
Keel: 14/12/1978
Launched: 02/06/1981
Completed: 01/11/1985
Builder: Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 109
Dimensions: 22000disp, 210.0 x 36.0 x 7.5(draft)metres
Engines: 4 x Olympus TM3B gas turbines, 97000hp
Engines by: Rolls Royce
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 30.0+knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x Mark 15 Phalanx guns, 22 x aircraft (Sea Harrier and/or Sea King)
History:
01/11/1985 British Royal Navy
11/03/2011 Decommissioned
Comments: Originally to be named INDOMITABLE, of the INVINCIBLE Class
Ordered as a through deck cruiser & reclassified as an aircraft carrier in 1980s
Allocated pennant R07
21/05/2013: Left Portsmouth under tow for breaking up at Aliaga


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