Last Tuesday, February 20, The United Kingdom, confirmed the sale of the aircraft carrier HMS Ocean to Brazil for a value of 84 M £ (95 M €) and with the profits generated by this sale will be reinvested in its new units (frigates and aircraft carriers) .
The HMS Ocean was built in the mid-nineties at the shipyard Kvaerner Govan and its armament was carried out by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering, Ltd. (VSEL) in Barrow-in-Furness. It was delivered in September 1998.
In 2015 its withdrawal from service was confirmed in 2018. Its last mission ended in December 2017 and it formally withdrew from active service at the end of March at the Devonport naval base. After removing some equipment, he will be prepared for his trip to Brazil and his army will take possession in June 2018. Babcock and BAE will carry out modifications on the ship.
Brazil authorized at the end of 2017 to maintain negotiations between the marinas of both countries for the purchase and sale of this movable property. The sale has been managed by the United Kingdom Defense Equipment Sales Authority (DESA). Negotiations are still underway in case the United Kingdom is in charge of the general maintenance operations of the ship, the armament and the sensors that will be kept on the ship, etc.
Source: Sector Maritimo