Gallery: Former Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Will Be Turned Into an Arti...


Last year HMS Ark Royal, the flagship and pride of the Royal Navy, was decommissioned. The aircraft carrier was the third and final vessel of the Invincible-class to see service after it was launched into service by the Queen Mother in 1985. Since then, it has served in both the Bosnian and Iraq wars, and holds the distinction of being the fifth ship to bear the name of the infamous flagship that defeated the Spanish Armada. But enough history, news is the aircraft carrier is now set to be scuttled and turned into a massive artificial diving reef, providing a haven for divers of all experience levels.

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  1. redsonja September 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I agree with caeman, when will environmentalists stop falling for this ocean dumping hype?

  2. caeman September 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Disposing of one’s garbage by burial at sea? All for a tourism dollar? Doesn’t this seem a tad bit un-green?

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