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HMS Ark Royal

Invincible Class Aircraft Carrier

HMS Ark Royal in Liverpool

HMS Ark Royal arrives in Liverpool - 15th January 2009.

HMS Ark Royal Ship's Programme 2009

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 2009

12th January - Sail from Portsmouth.

15th - 19th January - Visit to Liverpool (includes Ship Open To Visitors).

20th - 25th January - De-ammunition at Glen Mallen Armament Depot.

27th - 28th January - Anchor in Scapa Flow.

29th January - Arrive for a visit to North Shields (includes Ship Open To Visitors).



February 2009

3rd February - Sail from North Shields.

5th February - Arrive in Portsmouth for a docking period and mini refit. 



March 2009

5th March - 80th birthday party on board in honour of Sir Donald Gosling.

9th March - Enter dry dock.



April 2009

April - Portsmouth in dry dock.



May 2009

May - Portsmouth in dry dock.



June 2009

June - Portsmouth in dry dock.



July 2009

July - Portsmouth in dry dock.



August 2009

4th August - Flood up and cold move to North West Wall.



September 2009

4th September - Full ceremonial divisions on the flight deck, Vice Admiral Alan Massey to take the salute, followed by Families Day.

25th September - Sail from Portsmouth for Shakedown and post-maintenance sea trials.



October 2009

9th - 13th October - Portsmouth for weekend leave and corrective maintenance.

13th October - Sail for further sea trials.

15th October - Portsmouth.

23rd October - Final inspection to formally end the mini-refit.

29th? November - Sail from Portsmouth. 



November 2009

5th November - Commence Basic Operational Sea Training (BOST) at Devonport.



December 2009

17th December - BOST complete.

18th December - Portsmouth for Christmas leave.



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