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  1. USS JOHN F KENNEDY in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard

    USS JOHN F KENNEDY in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard

    Photo of the USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CVA-67) in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, taken as the SS JOHN W BROWN travelled into Philadelphia for a Memorial Day weekend visit
  2. Eagle

    Eagle

    Photographed after being destored and useful equipment being removed she was beginning her tow to Devonport , leaving Portsmouth on 9 Aug 1972. She was placed in reserve at Plymouth in the stretch of the river Tamar known as the Hamoaze. In 1974, she was released from her moorings, towed up river, a
  3. Eagle

    Eagle

    HMS Eagle, photographed in 22-23 Jan 1972, as she prepares to fly off her aircraft for the last time as she steams up the English Channel on her way to Portsmouth were she was to be decommissioned. She entered Portsmouth for the final time on the 26 Jan 1972, flying a 450 foot long paying off penna
  4. Ark Royal

    Ark Royal

    HMS Ark Royal operating with USS Forrestal of the American 6th Fleet during exercises in the Mediterranean in 1972 Photo from Naval News Summary publication of Dec 1972, copyright free.
  5. Ark Royal

    Ark Royal

    Aircraft from the Fleet Air Arm Historic Flight, a Swordfish, Firefly and Sea Fury, fly past Ark Royal as she entered Plymouth Sound in May 1974 Photo from Naval News Summary publication of May1974, copyright free.
  6. ARK ROYAL

    ARK ROYAL

    Photographed on 1 July 1985 on the day she had arrived at Portsmouth from the builders still flying the Red Ensign. She was accepted into the navy on the same day and the ensign had been replaced by the time I did a harbour trip. She had arrived without her gun armament and this was added at Portsm
  7. ARK ROYAL

    ARK ROYAL

    Ark Royal arriving at Portsmouth from Swan Hunters the builders, still flying the Red Ensign of the Mercant Navy. On deck on the ramp was a Harrier on the stern of the deck was a Swordfish a link to the WWII Ark Royal and herpart in the sinking of the Bismarck.
  8. ARK ROYAL

    ARK ROYAL

    Ark Royal arriving at Portsmouth from Swan Hunters the builders, still flying the Red Ensign of the Mercant Navy. On deck on the ramp was a Harrier on the stern of the deck was a Swordfish a link to the WWII Ark Royal and herpart in the sinking of the Bismarck.
  9. ARK ROYAL

    ARK ROYAL

    Ark Royal arriving at Portsmouth from Swan Hunters the builders, still flying the Red Ensign of the Mercant Navy. On deck on the ramp was a Harrier on the stern of the deck was a Swordfish a link to the WWII Ark Royal and herpart in the sinking of the Bismarck.
  10. MELBOURNE

    MELBOURNE

    Photographed at Spithead on 26 June 1977, lined up ready for the Jubilee Fleet Review which took place on 28 June.
  11. MELBOURNE

    MELBOURNE

    Photographed at Spithead on 26 June 1977, lined up ready for the Jubilee Fleet Review which took place on 28 June.
  12. Sometimes crane required.

    Sometimes crane required.

    If no slip the a crane has to be used...expensive sometimes.
  13. Helm position.

    Helm position.

    Aft hangar lift is driving position alongside 5hp outboard motor in a "box" well. Can take a passenger in front hangar hatch.
  14. HMS Invincible on a trailer.

    HMS Invincible on a trailer.

    Road trailer for transport, tow with Ford Transit van. Details,funnels, masts, aircraft and fittings stowed in van.
  15. Wing walkers.

    Wing walkers.

    The wing walkers of the "Utterly Butterly" aerobatic display team show the Swordfish models on Invincible.
  16. 1/24th scale HMS Invincible

    1/24th scale HMS Invincible

    Manned model , 31ft long, 5hp petrol engine, 7knots, 1.2ton. Ex Royal Navy recruiting waterline model with added hull bottom to make seaworthy.
  17. 1/24th scale HMS INVINCIBLE

    1/24th scale HMS INVINCIBLE

    Ex Royal Navy recruiting model converted to a sea-going craft. 5hp engine, 31ft long, 1.2 ton.
  18. Double take by RN helicopter from Portland.

    Double take by RN helicopter from Portland.

    I`m sure comments on the radio would have been interesting when aircrew reported this sighting of mini-carrier.
  19. 1/24th scale HMS Invincible at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum.

    1/24th scale HMS Invincible at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum.

    Scale radio-controlled tugs guide manned model towards canal.
  20. Kitty Hawk CV63

    Kitty Hawk CV63

    F/18's on the flightdeck of Kitty Hawk and RAM anti aircraft launcher on lower sponson.
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