R09 HMS ARK ROYAL
 
     
 
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Audacious class aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal departed HMND Devonport for the final time on 22 September 1980 under tow to be scrapped at Cairnryan near Stranraer in Scotland. Some of the tugs involved included A366 Robust (as lead), A502 Roysterer (starboard) and paddle tug HMAS Faithful (port). The journey was accomplished 6 days later. Breaking up was completed in 1983.
     
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