16 March 2016

NOSTALGIA: 36 years to the day since HMS Invincible left Barrow

IT is 36 years to the day that the Barrow-built aircraft carrier and Royal Navy flagship HMS Invincible left Barrow back in 1980.


HMS Invincible was a British light aircraft carrier, the lead ship of three in her class in the Royal Navy.

The ship was launched by Queen Elizabeth at Vickers in Barrow on May 3, 1977, and was the seventh ship to carry the name.

Invincible took over as flagship of the British fleet when Hermes was sold to India. The ship was also deployed in the Yugoslav Wars and the second Gulf War.

Invincible was decommissioned in 2005 and eventually sold for scrap in February 2011 to Turkish company, Leyal Ship Recycling.

For those of you who worked on Invincible, here's a selection of pictures from our archives. Share your own memories of the aircraft carrier here or submit your pictures to pictures@nwemail.co.uk

Source: North West Evening Mail. 15 March 2016

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