In the video above, we take a look at Britain’s largest warship, HMS Ocean.
This amphibious assault ship is the flagship of the Royal Navy. Weighing over 21,000 tonnes, the ship can carry over 40 light vehicles, 285 crew and accommodation for 480 Royal Marine Commandos, and is powered by two Crossley Pielstick V12 diesel engines. HMS Ocean is set to be decommissioned in 2018.
This is the third episode in our new Military Machines series that showcases some extraordinary vehicles from across the globe and shares some fascinating facts and figures about their capabilities in the field.
Future episodes in this series will examine the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle and various military helicopters, while last week’s episode looked at the C-17 Globemaster Transporter.