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Discuss Current location of Illustrious and Ark Royal? in The Fleet on Navy Net; On 31 July, I took the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg. Looking at my photos, I have one of Illustrious or Ark Royal docked on the port side of HMS Invincible. Can a board member ...
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    Current location of Illustrious and Ark Royal?

    On 31 July, I took the ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg.

    Looking at my photos, I have one of Illustrious or Ark Royal docked on the port side of HMS Invincible.

    Can a board member help me as to which of the other carriers this would have been.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Current location of Illustrious and Ark Royal?

    What's the pennant number: RO6 (ILLUSTRIOUS) or RO7 (ARK ROYAL)....
    [G]eneralship is about three things: character, competence, and communication. "So do we select our generals on such criteria? Don't be daft, of course we don't. We pull them up through patronage, misplaced loyalty, self-promotion and a host of other rather tawdry reasons and, occasionally, on ability; but it is not always the brightest and the best that are selected for high office."

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    Re: Current location of Illustrious and Ark Royal?

    That would be HMS Ark Royal. HMS Illustrious, is docked near HMS Victory. (Information correct from 2 weeks ago)

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    Re: Current location of Illustrious and Ark Royal?

    Quote Originally Posted by alfred_the_great
    What's the pennant number: RO6 (ILLUSTRIOUS) or RO7 (ARK ROYAL)....
    Thanks to both posters for their help.

    The pennant number was not visible. The carrier was docked in the opposite direction from Invincible. My photo only shows the rear of the questioned carrier.

    PM me an email address and I'll email you the photo.

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    Re: Current location of Illustrious and Ark Royal?

    ARK has phalanx on her port quarter (with a white dome on top of the gun); LUSTY has Goalkeeper, a much larger weapon system with the mount on a raised level. Stick the phot on here and us ship spotters can help you out!!!
    [G]eneralship is about three things: character, competence, and communication. "So do we select our generals on such criteria? Don't be daft, of course we don't. We pull them up through patronage, misplaced loyalty, self-promotion and a host of other rather tawdry reasons and, occasionally, on ability; but it is not always the brightest and the best that are selected for high office."

    Lt Gen Sir Graeme Lamb KBE CMG DSO

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    Re: Current location of Illustrious and Ark Royal?

    ark is docked down lusty bus is out and about

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    Re: Current location of Illustrious and Ark Royal?

    Thanks again for the help.

    Phalanx is visible on the port side, so it must be Ark Royal. It didn't occur to me they differed in this regard.

    I'll post the photo if I can figure how to do it. My URL of my photo hosting isn't working when I try to post it.

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    Re: Current location of Illustrious and Ark Royal?

    Perhaps these will help:

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    HMS Illustrious at Portsmouth 12 Aug 09[/align]

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    HMS Ark Royal at Portsmouth 12 Aug 09[/align]
    Quote Originally Posted by Hansard 7 Mar 2011
    Mr Robathan: Savings from the withdrawal from service of HMS Ark Royal in December 2010 are estimated at 10 million in financial year 2011-12, 25 million in 2012-13, 35 million in 2013-14 and 35 million in 2014-15.
    N.B. A single RAF Typhoon costs 126 million (House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts: Thirtieth Report of Session 2010-12: Management of the Typhoon Project).

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    Re: Current location of Illustrious and Ark Royal?

    how easy is it to remove the scaffolding etc if the ship was required for deployment asap?

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