You can buy HMS Invincible for the princely sum of £5m
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has put HMS Invincible up for tender online and is asking for offers in the region of £5m.
In the blurb describing the aircraft carrier, it says she is “stable for tow, subject to
buyer confirmation”. However, any
buyer will have to source their own engines (and you’d need several very large
outboards) as the ship’s gas turbines and its propellers have already been removed and are not included in the sale.
The 31-year-old aircraft
carrier, which played a pivotal role in the Falklands War, was finally retired
by the Royal Navy in September after spending the past five years in reserve.
Apparently prospective buyers can even purchase the carrier on credit card, although that’s one monthly bill we don’t fancy.
And don’t worry if a 17,000-tonne aircraft carrier is out of your budget – four Type 22 frigates and two minehunters are expected to be offered for sale
on the website in the near future.