The HMS OCEAN Performing “All I Want For Christmas” [Video]
The HMS OCEAN is an Aircraft Carrier that was deployed earlier this year and is returning before Christmas. The aviation department onboard decided to make a video to wish a Merry Christmas to everyone back at home!
Back 9 Dec after 7½ months away - 225 days with 176 at sea
400 people onboard (at peak during the amphibious exercises just under 900 onboard but approx 650 during Op Ellamy)
Steamed just over 40,000 miles
Burned approx 6,000 tonnes of fuel
Operated 16 different type of aircraft off the deck
Realities of deploying:
15 babies born while the ship has been away (fathers did get home to see mum and baby)
5 people were sent home so they didn't miss their own weddings.
1 sailor whose son's third birthday is on homecoming. Family meeting ship
Ships company have missed:
Children's exam results
Children finishing school and starting university
The Padre missed his daughter's graduation.
We're excited to see them home safe and sound. Hope you enjoy the video as much as we did!