HMS Ark Royal was a light aircraft carrier and former flagship of the Royal Navy. She was the third and final vessel of Invincible-class. She was built by Swan Hunter on the River Tyne and launched by them in 1981.
Affectionately known as The Mighty Ark, she is the fifth Royal Navy ship to have borne the name of the 1587 flagship that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588. Originally intended to be named Indomitable to match the rest of the class, this was changed due to the public reaction to the loss of the Ark Royal name after the scrapping of the previous Ark Royal in 1980, after 30 years’ service.
Originally due to be retired in 2016, Ark Royal was instead decommissioned on Friday 11 March 2011, as part of the Navy restructuring portion of the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. After Ark Royal’s decommissioning HMS Albion replaced her as the Royal Navy flagship.
The fourth ship in a series of enhanced AI Ships with a Weather responsive Roll/Pitch/Heave motion which is calibrated to the size of the vessel. Challenging rough sea landing can be simulated.
This ship is suitable for Hariier, F35 and Helicopters.