Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Illustrious arrives for upgrade

HMS Illustrious has arrived at Rosyth dockyard for a £40 million upgrade and maitenance which will keep the carrier in service until it can be (hopefully) replaced by Prince Of Wales at the end of the decade. The work will include repainting with paint that can reduce the water resistance (and thus increase fuel efficiency), replace pipework and exhausts and carrying out a full structural survey of the ship. The work is expected to take 18 months to complete.

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