13 Mayıs 2013 Pazartesi
Ark Royal to sail for scrapyard
HUNDREDS of people are expected to gather to say a final farewell to the Royal Navy’s former flagship when she is towed for scrap this month.
HMS Ark Royal is expected to be towed to Turkey in the coming weeks.
The Ministry of Defence says a date has not yet been confirmed, but it is thought the ship could leave Portsmouth for the last time on May 20.
As reported in The News, the former aircraft carrier will be towed more than 2,000 miles on a two-month journey to the breaker’s yard near Izmir, in Turkey.
Hundreds of her former crew members, and people who remember her long history of service, are expected to gather at the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth.
Many onlookers are expected to wear black arm bands to mark the occasion.
HMS Ark Royal’s sister ship, HMS Invincible, has already been taken apart at the same yard in Turkey.