HMS Invincible is for sale by tender.
The aircraft carrier HMS Invincible is being auctioned online as
part of a multi-million-pound sale of UK military hardware. The
sale is designed to reduce a £36billion hole in the MoD's
Featured on the MoD's Disposal Services Authority website - http://www.edisposals.com - are full details on the ship, which was laid down in 1973 at Vickers Shipbuilding, Barrow-in-Furness, and is the ship from which Prince Andrew flew helicopters during the 1982 Falklands War.
The price is cheap, for an aircraft carrier that is, as potential buyers will need at least £5million to become the proud owners of the 30-year-old Royal Navy warship.
Sale by Tender - HMS Invincible
HMS Invincible is for sale by tender. Laid down in 1973 at Vickers Shipbuilding, Barrow-in-Furness, she was completed in 1980. She is currently stable for tow, subject to buyer confirmation.
Displacement - Current 17000 Tonnes
Estimated metal weight - 10000 Tonnes
Estimated metal % - 95% mild steel
Length - OA 210m, W/L 193m
Draught - Fwd 5.2m, Mid 5.8m, Aft 5.8m
Beam - Extreme 35m, Ex-walkways 32m, W/L 27.53m
Height - 46m (estimated at current draught
Engines - Removed
Generators and Pumps - Generally unserviceable or not working