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UK selling carrier for 3.5 million

world Updated: Aug 15, 2011 23:26 IST

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Cash-strapped Britain is putting an aircraft carrier, warships, helicopters and battle fortified Land Rovers on the market for a song.

Under an almost distress sale to plug a gaping 36 billion pounds hole in the ministry of defence’s budget, the price of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal built at a cost of 200 million pounds has dipped to a ridiculous level of 3.5 million on eBay.

Also on offer at almost throwaway prices are Type 22 frigates costing 400 million each at 300,000 pounds, destroyers at just a million pounds, the Daily Mail reported quoting senior officials.