UK Government puts up aircraft carrier HMS Invincible for saleBy ANI
Sunday, November 28, 2010
LONDON - The British Government has put the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible up for sale on the Disposal Service Authority website, the government equivalent of eBay.
The carrier has completed 32 years of service and was scrapped in the defence cuts.
According to defence ministry sources, its sale could fetch two million pounds.
The 17,000 ton ship was part of the British Royal Navy from 1973 to 2005, and took part in the Falklands, Balkans and Iraq wars before being decommissioned in 2005, The Telegraph reports.
So far, no bids have been received for the ship, which is listed on the site as ‘in stock’.
It underwent a major refit in 2004, but was decommissioned in 2005 with the proviso that she could be “reactivated” at 18 months notice if a crisis beckoned.
Of her total weight of 17,0000 tons, 10,000 is compose of metal which made her attractive on the scrap market. (ANI)