Wednesday, October 21, 2015

HMS Ocean

Royal Navy's amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean (L12), port of Livorno
The “HMS Ocean” (L12) is an amphibious assault ship and, since last June, the Royal Navy Fleet Flagship.
Royal Navy's amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean (L12), port of Livorno
Royal Navy's amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean (L12), port of Livorno
One of the four Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel (LCVPs) embarked, and one of the four Phalanx CIWS.
Royal Navy's amphibious assault ship HMS Ocean (L12), port of Livorno
You may have noticed this ship on her Olympic duty when, moored at Greenwich, she provided logistics support and was used as helicopter landing site during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

External links:
HMS Ocean - Amphibious assault ship - LCVP - Phalanx CIWS - Royal Navy Fleet Flagship (Wikipedia)

14 comments:

Revrunner said...

The Ark Royal would have looked puny, indeed, berthed next to this.

William Kendall said...

It's quite an impressive ship

Taken For Granted said...

I didn't know what an assault ship was until I spent time last winter in San Diego. Most impressive.

Lowell said...

It's beautiful in a sleek war-like manner and exudes power and might! A fine-looking craft!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful and impressive !

EG CameraGirl said...

Huge compared to those sailboats!

Sharon Anck said...

Now that is a very impressive looking ship!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Perfect perspective in your first shot VP and interesting details. Your harbour shots always make me want to jump in the car and head down to Fremantle port :)

RedPat said...

I don't think I've ever seen a ship like this before!

Gunn said...

Your harbour looks busy and interesting.

Stefan Jansson said...

Impressive.

cieldequimper said...

You seem to have a lot of military visitors in Livorno!

Jack said...

Interesting. An Italian ship was sent to Britain to help out with the Olympics. Nice cooperation.

Dina said...

That looks like no ship I've ever seen.