Saturday, 5 May 2012

Dominant Ocean

HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest warship, edges through the Thames Barrier to Greenwich as it prepares to defend the London Olympics against any potential terrorist attacks. 

HMS Ocean, commanded by Captain Andrew Betton RN, will be docked at Greenwich where it will act as a launch pad for eight Lynx helicopters and a base for Royal Marine snipers.

Their job will be to divert, or if necessary shoot at, aircraft which enter the air exclusion zone.

En route to Greenwich the amphibious assault ship, which is 125ft wide, had some difficulty sailing through the Thames barrier with only around a 20ft margin of error each side.

1 comment :

Gavin Bamford said...

A great photograph here.