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February 26, 2017

Life On Board HMS Ocean

I was there when she was being fitted out in Barrow, twenty-years ago now. It's a little difficult to believe she is set to be decommissioned next year in 2018.

"This is the first time a Royal Navy ship like Ocean has been put in charge of a US Naval task force. Fully packed, Ocean's hanger can house 12 helicopters. Getting them airborne involves some careful manoeuvring. Around 120 soldiers from Lima Company, 42 Commando are also on board for this exercise. For the Royal Navy it's been something of a proving ground."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 26, 2017 06:06 PM