HMS Ark Royal & USS Nimitz. Two of the mightiest pieces of engineering from either side of the Atlantic. Farewell to the mighty British carrier which is off to the breakers. She has served us well.

HMS Ark Royal & USS Nimitz. Two of the mightiest pieces of engineering from either side of the Atlantic. Farewell to the mighty British carrier which is off to the breakers. She has served us well.

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Plymouth Dockyard and he didn't at first spot the 55,000 ton aircraft carrier... Marriage, Misery and the Mediterranean : 'Seaballs' : A Story by Bob Le Vaillant bob@levaillantowen.com

Plymouth Dockyard and he didn't at first spot the 55,000 ton aircraft carrier... Marriage, Misery and the Mediterranean : 'Seaballs' : A Story by Bob Le Vaillant bob@levaillantowen.com

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HMS Ark Royal, taken from a Merlin HM1 whilst the ship and squadrons were building up for a Joint Warrior exercise. The Four Harriers had just recovered back on the deck after a low level mission through Wales.

HMS Ark Royal, taken from a Merlin HM1 whilst the ship and squadrons were building up for a Joint Warrior exercise. The Four Harriers had just recovered back on the deck after a low level mission through Wales.

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DH.110 Sea Vixen fighter descends for a landing on HMS Ark Royal’s angled (skewed) flight deck, c.early 1960s.

DH.110 Sea Vixen fighter descends for a landing on HMS Ark Royal’s angled (skewed) flight deck, c.early 1960s.

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HMS Ark Royal (1972). My ship (USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV-42) operated in the Caribbean with this ship in early Feb, 1972. British warplanes landed aboard Roosevelt and some of our aircraft landed aboard Ark Royal. Then, they took off and landed aboard their own ships.

HMS Ark Royal (1972). My ship (USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV-42) operated in the Caribbean with this ship in early Feb, 1972. British warplanes landed aboard Roosevelt and some of our aircraft landed aboard Ark Royal. Then, they took off and landed aboard their own ships.

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HMS Ark Royal Visits HMNB Clyde for the Final Time by Defence Images, via Flickr

HMS Ark Royal Visits HMNB Clyde for the Final Time by Defence Images, via Flickr

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HMS Ark Royal

HMS Ark Royal

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When we had a Navy. HMS Ark Royal berthing with sister ship HMS Invincible, Portsmouth, 2008

When we had a Navy. HMS Ark Royal berthing with sister ship HMS Invincible, Portsmouth, 2008

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