'CUTTY SARK' CLIPPER
China clipper, though she only made 8 voyages to China before steamships destroyed the clipper business : she then became a wool carrier, then a training ship
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HMS 'Habbakuk' with HMS 'Indefatigable', 1946
Illustration showing the top secret design for HMS 'Habbakuk' (centre), a giant aircraft-carrier built of ice and wood pulp, which was proposed as a secret weapon in the Second World War. This project was put forward by Geoffrey Pyke in 1942, but was never built as the practicalities involved were too much for the British war effort. The 'Habbakuk' is shown next to HMS 'Indefatigable' (right), a large British aircraft-carrier built of conventional materials.
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Royal Navy Replenishment at Sea
Three Royal Navy ships take part in a Replenishment at Sea or RAS. From left RFA Fort Austin, RFA Fort Victoria and HMS Illustrious are pictured transferring stores and fuel.
HMS Illustrious undertook a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) this morning. What was unusual about this RAS was the fact that there were 3 ships involved. Normally it is just one ship supplying another, but in this instance two supply ships were connected together along with Lusty.
RFA Fort Austin was transferring stores to RFA Fort Victoria by passing them under lines between the two ships, whilst at the same transferring stores to HMS Illustrious by helicopter. RFA Fort Victoria was also pumping fuel over to HMS Illustrious.
HMS Illustrious is currently deployed on Cougar 13. Cougar is the annual deployment of the UK Armed Forces Maritime Response Force Task Group to the Mediterranean and East of Suez. The deployment serves to protect the free, safe and lawful use of the sea and to promote UK interests by developing international partnerships. Cougar allows the UK's maritime assets to exercise with multinational forces in the Gulf region, enhancing our interoperability.