Scrap metal and engineering firms commit to buying Ark Royal


Metal recycling company GH Newbery and Son has said it will contribute towards buying former Royal Navy flagship HMS Ark Royal.

Along with engineering firm A&P Falmouth, the companies will pay the £3.5 million purchase costs and act as a £3 million guarantor if the Ministry of Defence agrees to sell the ship to them. A decision is expected in a few weeks.


It would then be used by Torbay-based diving group Wreck the World as a diving location in Torbay once it is stripped and sunk.

However, there are other proposals put to the Ministry of Defence from other potential purchasers including turning it into a commercial heliport in London, a nightclub, a school in China and a casino in Hong Kong.