Turkey is the graveyard for Britain’s navy

The former HMS Illustrious leaving Portsmouth for the final time on a voyage to be scrapped in Turkey
The former HMS Illustrious leaving Portsmouth for the final time on a voyage to be scrapped in Turkey

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TURKEY has been revealed as the graveyard of the navy.

Since 2012, 14 Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxillary ships have been scrapped by LEYAL Ship Recycling Ltd, while only one has been disposed of in the UK during this time.

The most recent vessel to be sent to Turkey is the former HMS Illustrious, which left Portsmouth in December.

She is currently being ripped apart for scrap metal.