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HMS Ark Royal - Launch - 20th JUNE 1981
by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on Flickr
HMS Ark Royal was the former flagship of the Royal Navy. One of three Invincible class aircraft carriers she was affectionately known as The Mighty Ark. Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th December 1978 and she was launched on 20th June 1981 and completed in 1985. Major deployments included the Bosnian war (1993) and the invasion of Iraq (2003). More recently, she assisted in the repatriation of air travellers stranded by the 2010 volcanic eruption. Most photographs and images in this set are taken from the Swan Hunter Collection held by Tyne and Wear Archives Service. Ref: TWAS:ds-swh-4-ph-5-109-31 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase a hi-res copy please email email@example.com quoting the title and reference number.
The new HMS Ark Royal at the Swan Hunter shipyard in June 1981 after being launched by the Queen Mother
An 18-year-old Princess Anne (later The Princess Royal), at Wallsend-on-Tyne, Northumberland, in May 1969 when she launched her first ship, the tanker Esso Northumbria. © Press Association
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