Friday, November 26, 2010

For sale to the highest bidder. How sad for a once mighty Navy.

Thanks Joe.  I wish they had sunk her instead.

Sale by Tender - HMS Invincible 
HMS Invincible is for sale by tender. Laid down in 1973 at Vickers Shipbuilding, Barrow-in-Furness, she was completed in 1980. She is currently stable for tow, subject to buyer confirmation.
Displacement - Current 17000 Tonnes
Estimated metal weight - 10000 Tonnes
Estimated metal % - 95% mild steel
Length - OA 210m, W/L 193m
Draught - Fwd 5.2m, Mid 5.8m, Aft 5.8m
Beam - Extreme 35m, Ex-walkways 32m, W/L 27.53m
Height - 46m (estimated at current draught
Engines - Removed
Generators and Pumps - Generally unserviceable or not working
For fuller information, please see the General Particulars.
Manufacturer: Vickers Shipbuilding

Yeah and I know they're selling her for scrap...still. Its just sad.