May 5, 2012

HMS Ocean heads up the Thames for Olympic security exercise

Filed under: Britain, Military — Tags: , , , , — Nicholas @ 12:15

An interesting set of photos in the Telegraph showing the Royal Navy’s largest ship, helicopter carrier HMS Ocean being brought up the Thames for a security exercise in advance of the London Olympics:

A tight squeeze as the tugs work HMS Ocean through the Thames Barrier

HMS Ocean passes in front of the O2 Arena on her way up the Thames


  1. I watched her being fitted out at Barrow-in-Furness. These don’t quite do justice to how large she is…

    Comment by Flea — May 5, 2012 @ 21:47

  2. Am I the only one to think that the tug-boat captain’s Fathers would have got the vessel through without nearly scraping the paint off!

    Comment by Rod packwood — May 6, 2012 @ 09:37

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