Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

British aircraft carrier where James Bond (Roger Moore) once saw active service, according to Admiral Hargreaves (Robert Brown), Flag Officer Submarines, in The Spy Who Loved Me. It’s the first time in the series that mention is made of Bond’s previous naval assignment.

The real HMS Ark Royal—an honored World War II British flattop that participated in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck—was sunk by German U-boat U-81 on November 14, 1941.


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