The once proud British Navy is now a shell of its former glory - bankrupt after the Bush-Blair adventures.
The once-Great British navy has put the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible up for
sale on an eBay-like website. It's a sad end for a proud 690-foot warship that
sailed Her Majesty's seas from 1980 to 2005, and took part in the Falklands,
Balkans and Iraq campaigns. Its crew of more than 1,000 piloted the ship's two-
dozen aircraft up to 7,000 nautical miles from home. It steamed at speeds
topping out at 28 knots, thanks to its four Rolls-Royce turbine engines (sorry -
- they've already been removed to power other ships in the fleet).http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010/11/29/just-in-time-for-the-holidays/