" Farewell HMS Ark Royal (R07) "
20th May 2013
Portsmouth Harbour to the Leyal Ship recycling yard in Aliaga Turkey, photos taken on board the Solent & Wightline Cruise Line ship, "Wight Scene".
Towed out of Portsmouth Harbour by Tugs, Independent, Indulgent, Bountiful, Powerful & A Bannister.
Escorted out by HMS Diamond (D34), Daring Class Destroyer.
Final journey will be towed by Christos XXIII
HMS Ark Royal R07
Motto: Zeal Does Not Rest
Launched: 2nd June 1981
Commissioned: 1st November 1985.
Decommissioned: 11th March 2011.
Departed Portsmouth Harbour 20th May 2013