HMS Ocean is an Ocean class Amphibious Assault Helicopter Carrier and Landing platform.
She is based upon the Invincible class. However she dosnt have a ski jump due to being optimised for helicopter operations.
Although intended as a amphibious assault heicopter carrier she has the capability to handle both of the Harrier varients (FA2 & GR7).
In her Landing platform role she would carry a full complement of Royal Marines and their vehicles (though not armoured vehicles which are too heavy)plus 4 landing craft.
She was built by VSEL in their Barrow-in-Furness yards (outfitting) and Kvaerner in their Govan yards (Hull). She was finished 30th September 1998 . Her flight deck recognition letter is O
Her stats are as follows.
Displacement: 21758 tons
Engines: 2 Crossley-Pielstick PC2 Mk 6 series diesels
Speed: 19 knots
Ship's Company: 256
Royal Marines: 850
Vulcan Phalanx 20mm (CIWS):3
DS-30B/GCM 30mm (AA): 4
Air/Surface Search: Type 996
Navigation: Type 1007
18 Max including Chinooks, Sea Kings and Merlin varients