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HMS Ark Royal

Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier

Ark Royal in Malta 93

HMS Ark Royal arrives in Valletta, Malta - 8th June 1993.

HMS Ark Royal Ship's Programme 1993

Some dates may be approximate. If you are able to provide more accurate information or to correct an error then please email us.



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January 1993

14th January - Sail from Portsmouth to deploy to the Adriatic for Operation GRAPPLE.

22nd - 23rd January - Gibraltar to refuel and store ship.

27th January - Arrive in the Adriatic Sea.



February 1993

25th February - Arrive in Trieste, Italy for stand-off. 



March 1993

1st March - Sail from Trieste.

March - Visit to Piraeus, Greece.



April 1993

13th April - Arrive in Naples, Italy for stand off and Self Maintenance Period.

21st April - Captain Terry Loughran joins as Commanding Officer.

22nd April - Sail from Naples.



May 1993

24th - 29th May - Visit to Corfu (at anchor).



June 1993

8th - 18th June - Visit to Valletta, Malta for Self Maintenance Period and station leave.



July 1993

1st - 5th July - Visit to Souda Bay, Crete.

26th - 29th July - Visit to Palermo, Italy.

30th July - Handover of Operation GRAPPLE duties to HMS Invincible.



August 1993

3rd August - Portsmouth for Base Assisted Maintenance Period and combined Easter and Summer Leave.



September 1993

September - Maintenance and leave period in Portsmouth.



October 1993

October - Maintenance and leave period in Portsmouth. 



November 1993

November - Aviation trials and Air Work Up at sea.



December 1993

December - Portsmouth for maintenance and leave period.



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