Typhoon Haiyan: HMS Illustrious sets off for Philippines
22 November 2013 Last updated at 16:05 GMT
HMS Illustrious is bringing 500 tonnes of aid to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Crew were working round the clock to load up the cargo, in the biggest logistical operation in terms of loading the ship since the Falklands War.
Jonah Fisher reports from onboard the ship as it prepares to sail.