The Royal Navy's flagship HMS Ocean has arrived at Devonport Naval Base for the last time, before decommissioning from the service later this year.

The helicopter carrier and assault ship came alongside with her decks lined by the ship's company in dress uniforms, with the traditional decommissioning pennant flying.

During the arrival, HMS Ocean was accompanied by tugs firing water hoses into the air.

The vessel left Portsmouth for the final time on Tuesday, before beginning the journey to Devonport.

She returned from her last official deployment just before Christmas.

Last month, there were unconfirmed reports that HMS Ocean has been sold to Brazil for £84 million.

We are LIVE on HMS Ocean as she comes into Plymouth for the final time before decommissioning. MORE: https://www.forces.net/news/hms-ocean-arrive-plymouth-final-time

Posted by Forces News on Friday, 9 February 2018

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