HMS Ark Royal - R07
HMS Ark Royal - R07 seen here inbound to the Port of Tyne (North East England) on 8th February 2008. She is in the Tyne for a courtesy visit and berthed at the Northumbria Quay. Photographs taken from North Shields Fishquay.
Tugs in attendance were Svitzer Maltby, Yarm Cross and Rowangarth. The Tynemouth Lifeboat, Spirit of Northumberland also escorted the Aircraft carrier into the Tyne.
HMS Ark Royal was built by Swan Hunters Ship Builders' yard at Wallsend on Tyne in December 1978 and launched by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. So this was a return home to her place of birth.
More information on HMS Ark Royal can be seen at http://www.royal-nav...00h001001001001