The Royal Navy's former flagship HMS Ark Royal has been put up for sale on the Ministry of Defence's auction website.Read the rest here.
Just two weeks after the aircraft carrier was decommissioned at its home port of Portsmouth Naval Base, Hampshire, the Ark Royal has been advertised on the edisposals.com website.
The sale follows that of its sister ship HMS Invincible, which was towed away last week to a scrapyard in Turkey after being sold on the same internet site.
Although the Ark Royal could also be sold for its scrap metal, other proposals for it include a commercial heliport in London as well as a base for special forces to provide security at next year's Olympic Games.
And a move could be made to turn it into a nightclub and school in China.
Bidders have until 10am on June 13 to put their tenders forward for the ship. No minimum price is given.
The dismantling of Britain's armed forces continues...
As I have noted in the past, Britain is still an island country dependent on imports for food. Reducing the armed forces, especially the navy, to the point where they can not effectively defend the country is not a good idea.