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The start off a new series off Navel ships all taken at Portsmouth, in mid aug.
HMS Ark Royal, the last Invincible-class light aircraft carrier to be completed,is the fifth ship of the Royal Navy named in honour of the flagship of the English fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada. Ark Royal is slightly larger than her sister ships and during construction she was fitted with a steeper ski-jump ramp,to improve take off performance for the Harrier aircraft.
CONSTRUCTION
Her keel was laid by Swan Hunter at Wallsend on 7th December 1978.She was launched on 20th June 1981 sponsored by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Motherand commissioned on the 1st November 1985. Originally intended as Indomitable in the line with her sister ships the Invincible and Illustrious,public resentment at the scrapping of the previous Ark Royal in 1980, led the Navy to announce thet the name would be revived on the new ship.The unfinished Ark Royal was reportedly offerd for sale to the Royal Australian Navy in 1981. HMS Invincible was offered instead.
She is currently the flagship of the active fleet.
As you can see she is having work done on her, as all the ships were.
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Camera:Nikon D60 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55mm VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:HMS Ark Royal
Username:BERTRAM BERTRAM
Uploaded:17 Sep 2009 - 9:03 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Photo journalism
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mohikan22
mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 9:07 AM

very informative and a nice sharp picture.
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17 Sep 2009 - 9:22 AM

Top pic of this floating arsenal Dave...Bill

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somnathchatterjee

lovely color of the sky and water, well done.

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JG123456
JG123456  5 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2009 - 9:40 AM

Nice shot, served on old Ark Royal which was much bigger than this version.
JG

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Image123  5 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2009 - 10:19 AM

great colours

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 10:22 AM

Was all set to say, my brother-in-law (JG123456) served on the old Ark Royal, but see he's told you that already! This is a well taken shot and I really like the angle and details. A beautiful sky too, which can't be bad!

Ann

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 10:42 AM

Great angle and love the sky. well done.
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 10:56 AM

Superb image and fascinating narrative, very well taken.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 11:14 AM

Great shot, well taken.
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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2009 - 11:29 AM

What a terrific shot, really well taken.
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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2009 - 12:33 PM

Nice one Dave,Great write-up, she's a beautiful aircraft carrier
Pete

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 1:26 PM

Such an interesting shot, so much to see

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Dusan
Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
17 Sep 2009 - 2:20 PM

Nice sharp image. well taken.
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Techno
Techno  61006 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 2:57 PM

Interesting image and narrative Dave..

Mal

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markymook
markymook  6 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2009 - 3:08 PM

Very good shot of this great ship...thanks for the write up too.

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91069 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 3:30 PM

Some good details Dave

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
17 Sep 2009 - 3:36 PM

Superb details, Dave, great write up and best viewed large.
Roy

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 3:48 PM

Well captured David and an informative narrative. Make sure MI5/MI6 don't come looking for you for disclosing state secrets. LOL

Paul

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 4:13 PM

What a great capture nd write-up Dave.
Bob

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 4:20 PM

Very nicely composed image,great write up.
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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 4:48 PM

Well captured Dave, good write up

Stace

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Imagephotographics

What a great shot - missed this somehow earlier.

Well taken indeed.

Chris

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 5:49 PM

Great detail and a big thanks for the write up
Very interesting

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 7:10 PM

great shot and good intro

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 7:20 PM

A super record Dave.

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CaptainTweaky
17 Sep 2009 - 7:21 PM

Excellent shot and interesting narrative
David

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GalleryGirl
17 Sep 2009 - 8:00 PM

Super shot!
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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 8:07 PM

A fine shot of a superb HMS Ark Royal.


Rock

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Roly  7 Wales
17 Sep 2009 - 8:16 PM

Nice shot and good write up.

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Dave_Holdham
17 Sep 2009 - 8:20 PM

Great image and write up,

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2009 - 9:38 PM

Super image with a super write up lovely detail and colours
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photophantom
17 Sep 2009 - 9:59 PM

recorded very well Dave plus great caption
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PaulinAus
PaulinAus  5 Australia
18 Sep 2009 - 12:26 AM

Nice picture Dave,
You should get down to Devonport to see where the real warships are Smile

Paul (Ex CPO)

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KevinWalsham
18 Sep 2009 - 8:11 AM

fantastic capture looking foreward to the rest

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2009 - 9:31 AM

Excellent capture of agreat ship. I'm am looking forward to the rest of your series

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Shootme
Shootme  5 England
18 Sep 2009 - 12:04 PM

Really interesting shot very colourful with nice composition. Excellant write up. Thanks.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2009 - 5:43 PM

Great shot with excellent detail and even in dock you can see her colouring blending with the sea and sky
Tim

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iancam  6 England
20 Sep 2009 - 7:21 AM

Great shot Dave of a great ship,
Ian

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cantona43 e2 Member 9884 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2009 - 2:59 PM

fantastic shot of a fantastic ship Dave
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JohnH37  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2009 - 6:22 PM

Excellent
-John

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Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2009 - 10:21 PM

Wonderful information about ARK ROYAL and excellent image. Gary

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Phil_Nunez
28 Sep 2009 - 10:29 PM

Excellent capture and really enjoyed reading the info, thanks
Regards
Phil

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Bowline
Bowline  728 forum posts England
25 Oct 2010 - 12:07 PM

Lovely shot of this Iconic vessel. I am still spitting feathers that we will soon not have an Ark Royal; maybe even no Navy at all before much longer!
JA

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