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Ark breaking as great ship turned to scrap

THE once-mighty Ark Royal is carved open — to be turned into scrap.

The £320million ex-Royal Navy flagship — which led forces in the 2003 invasion

of Iraq — was sold off for a reported £2.9million.

via Ark breaking as great ship turned to scrap | The Sun |News|Campaigns|Our Boys.

She served the UK for 25 years and is capable of carrying 22 aircraft — but became a victim of defence cuts. The 22,000-tonne vessel sailed from Portsmouth for the final time in May.

Now at a site 2,000 miles away near Izmir in Turkey, it will take seven months to scrap her to make tin cans and razor blades.

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