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 Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular 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 comments on “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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