Mission: To continue the life of HMS Hermes /INS Viraat in a way that inspires future generations and bestows pride in those who served in her.
This funding will assist in the founding costs of the return of the ship to the UK with additional costs being met by Corporate projects.
• To provide employment for ex-service
• Joint forces support and training centre
with a provision for sea cadet training
• Commercial areas with a focus on
a conference centre, office space, overnight
accommodation experiences, and hire of
space for restaurants
• Venue hire including TV, film theatre and
media, concert venues, wedding venues
• To attract external revenue streams
including sale of memorabilia, diving
experiences, flight simulators
There are many cases of Military Naval vessels being refitted
for use after decommissioning such as the USA’s five preserved
carriers including USS Intrepid, USS Midway, USS Yorktown, USS
Hornet and USS Lexington.
• Aims to provide employment for ex-service personnel
• Joint forces support and training centre with a provision for sea cadet training
• Saving INS Viraat makes for a very strong heritage case and a viable financial case
• INS Viraat is the last of its class and will serve as a powerful educational tool for
• British enthusiasts and investors are highly motivated to see this ship restored as a museum
and visitors’ centre in the heart of London
• Many benefits from this initiative will be gained by the Indian Government, the British
Government, Veterans and their families, the Indian, British and Commonwealth Peoples,
and international tourists. Ship to be provided free for special Indian celebratory days
including use by High Commission
Please Note: If the bid to return the ship is unsuccessful backers will have a choice of either full return of their money minus 5% + vat (crowdfunders fee) or to donate the money to a Falkland Islands related cause.