Thursday, January 24, 2008


Faulty fridge sends warship back to base

‘One of Britain’s biggest warships was forced to retreat back to base Wednesday — by fears about a fridge.

The aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious sailed out Wednesday from Portsmouth on the southern English coast, the home of the fleet, to join multi-national operations in the Indian Ocean.

But “Lusty” had to turn back because a refrigeration unit used to store meat was in danger of breaking down.

“The sensible thing is for her to come in and get that fixed before she goes off again,” said Royal Navy spokesman Anton Hanney.’

Leave a Reply