Royal Navy Helicopter Landing Ship (LPH) HMS Ocean. Probably the ugliest vessel designed for the RN in recent years. She is the first of a new generation of British amphibious vessels built quickly and cheaply and completed in 1998.
The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Liverpool sails past the helicopter assault ship HMS Ocean. Note the zebra-camoflagued Sea King transport helicopters of quite probably the Commando Helicopter Force idle on the deck.
HMS Richmond, a Royal Navy Duke-class frigate, bombards Iraq with its 4.5 inch armament at the start of the Iraq War. The circular coverings in the foreground beside the gun is a vertically-launched Seawolf SAM system.