HMS ARK ROYAL's crew man the ships side and rehearse the 'Cheers' for the Monarch on a foggy morn June 29th 2010 mid harbour,Halifax,Nova Scotia in preparation for the reviewof the International Fleet by the Queen and Prince Phillip.
Built by Swan Hunter and commissioned 1985.
Class and type: Invincible class aircraft carrier
Displacement: 22,000 tons.
Length: 210 m
Beam: 36 m
Draught: 7.5 m
Propulsion: 4 × Rolls-Royce Olympus TM3B gas turbines providing 97,000 hp (75 MW)
8 Paxman Valenta diesel generators.
Speed: 30+ knots,
Range: 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots
(9,300 km at 33 km/h)
Complement: 685 crew
366 Fleet Air Arm
Armament: 3 × Mark 15 Phalanx CIWS
2 × GAM-B01 20 mm guns
Aircraft carried: 22 aircraft;
Multi Mission - Strike, ASuW and ASW
12 x Harrier GR.7/9
10 x Sea King ASaC, and Merlin HM Mk.1 helicopters
Multi Mission - Strike and ASuW
18 x Harrier GR.7/9
4 x Sea King ASaC, and Merlin