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HMS Southampton and Ark Royal for sale on auction website
2:01pm Monday 28th March 2011 in News
HMS SOUTHAMPTON is just one of a number of former Royal Navy vessels that have been put up for sale on the Internet.
The Type-42 Destroyer has been put up for auction alongside former flagship HMS Ark Royal as the MoD looks to make as the most from a number of decommissioned vessels.
Just last week, HMS Invincible, sister of Ark Royal, was also sold on the site, to be broken up in Turkey.
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.
The website edisposals.com is run by the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) arm of the MoD which has a budget of £14 billion to equip the UK's armed forces.
Also on sale on the site are two other Type-42 destroyers HMS Exeter and HMS Nottingham.
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