HMS Ark Royal British Aircraft Carrier To Be Destroyed In Turkey
THE mighty HMS Ark Royal British Aircraft Carrier cuts a forlorn figure as she reaches her final resting place - 2,000 miles from home. A tugboat dragged Britain's most famous warship into a scrapping facility at Izmir, west Turkey, today (June 10, 2013). Here the 22,000-tonne HMS Ark Royal light aircraft carrier will be stripped down and could eventually be turned into everything from bridge foundations to tin cans and razor blades. The flagship vessel, which led forces during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, was sold by the Ministry of Defence to ship recycling firm Leyal for a reported £2.9m.
PHOTOGRAPH BY Jan McGready / Barcroft Media
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