HMS OCEAN DECOMMISSIONED FROM THE ROYAL NAVY, SOLD TO BRAZIL

Sourced: UK Defence Journal

By George Allison

HMS Ocean was the Royal Navy’s Landing Platform Helicopter and Fleet Flagship. A helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship, Ocean was designed to deliver troops to the centre of the action by helicopter or by landing craft.

Aviation capabilities include six helicopter operating spots on her flight deck with space in the hangar to hold, transport and maintain many more aircraft. Ocean’s complement Ship’s Company of 400 personnel included 9 Assault Squadron Royal Marines (9 ASRM), who operated the four Mk5 Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP), providing the projection of fighting capability ashore.

Read more at: https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/hms-ocean-decommissioned-from-the-royal-navy-to-be-sold-to-brazil/

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