Aircraft Carrier Put Up For Auction

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For sale: aircraft carrier. 25 years old but only one previous owner. £2 million or nearest offer.

This is how a British Navy advert could read after one of their aircraft carrier ships has been put up for auction. After being decommissioned two weeks ago, the HMS Ark Royal ship has been put on the Ministry of Defence’s equivalent of eBay for interested buyers to bid on.

However, if you fancy making a cheeky bid, you must first outline your "intentions regarding the vessel". Early proposals so far have included turning it into a commercial heliport, a base for security personnel during the London Olympics, or a school and nightclub.

If you want to check it out, the aircraft carrier is listed on a website run by the Ministry of Defence’s Equipment and Support department.

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