Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by trelawney126, Nov 30, 2010.

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  1. jockpopeye

    jockpopeye Badgeman Book Reviewer

    We coudl sell it to the Chinese, who could turn it into a Casino...

  2. I find it funny that anyone every actually believed the lies about that ship being a casino in the first place!!!
  3. Invisible was what a certain defense minister called it back in 97 when we where down the Gulf on her. He had a speech issue and could not say Invincible. Can't for the life of me remember what his name was. Back on subject I would like to see her used for something rather than scrapped but I suppose scrappage is inevitable.
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Nevertheless it's interesting that the Chinese seem to be acquiring second hand aircraft carriers very cheaply "to turn into restaurants" or "leisure centres" and, if the ex-Riga is anything to go by, all of a sudden start landing military aircraft on them.

    If the Invincible is bought, it will probably become "Invisible" and next be sighted in China as an operational carrier. As the River Mersey has a rather big tidal range, my guess is that unless a huge floating jetty is built at great additional expense, it ain't going to happen. Soooo, it will almost certainly end-up in China.
  5. Cant believe anyone in the disposals agency can honestly believe if the chinese buy it then it will be a floating leisure centre!!

    Youd think knowing the history of china and their lies the government would block the sale.
  6. In all honesty do you really think the Chinese would be looking to buy a completely knackered 30 year old carrier and spend umpteen tens (if not hundreds) of million of pounds converting it back to a useable asset that is compatable with their current Naval air OOB?
  7. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Well, they certainly did with the Riga, acquiring the aircraft to suit the platform as jockpopeye's link suggests above ( Heck Of A Casino You Got There, Admiral Wu ).

    With the benefit of hindsight, who would have thought it?
  8. Why-ever not? Thats only similar to what we did with HMS VICTORIOUS between 1950 and 1957......
  9. Or to the Indians.
    They are building Hyundai vehicles for the Koreans in Mumbai and currently desperately short of body steel..
    Invincibility is their goal, so they are looking to purchase the carcass at a knock-down price. Buy more curries on a Saturday night and you'll help them achieve this.
  10. yes my son was on the vince when it last sailed in to pompey very sad day alfredthegreat

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