Photographed at Chatham Navy Day on 28 May 1978, laid up and with dehumidification process in place hence all opening sealed to the atmosphere
1965 to 1972 : Operated as a Heavy Repair Ship- Major alterations were made and all facilities for operating fixed wing aircraft were removed. The principal
In this pic shows of how a vessel can be laid up ,with out showing any signs of mothballing.
But the give away sign is of the WHITE mark on the water line of her bows.
If she by any chance she took in water ,the white mark would be submerged.
This was quite a talking point at a reunion i was at th