Meet DSN’s Newest Vessel: The Aircraft Carrier HMS Invincible

It is an ignominious end for a ship that served in the Royal Navy from 1973 to 2005, and took part in the Falklands, Balkans and Iraq wars before being decommissioned in 2005.

The Ministry of Defence is understood to be hoping to raise £2 million after they put the 17,000 ton vessel up for sale on

But so far no bids have been received for Invincible, which is listed on the site as ‘in stock’.

No where did I put that £2 million?

via Aircraft carrier HMS Invincible is put up for sale – Telegraph.

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Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

3 Replies to “Meet DSN’s Newest Vessel: The Aircraft Carrier HMS Invincible”

  1. Man, this would be an awesome deep sea research base ship. Space, flight deck for helicopters and drones, and pretty much anything else you would want. Though an amphibious assault landing ship like the Tarawa class would be even better due to the small vessel launching bay.

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