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  Aircraft Carriers
The carrier was underway in the Gulf of Thailand en route to a port visit in Guam when the incident flared, resulting in the death of the Chinese pilot and forcing the damaged Orion to land on Hainan Island.
Carriers can withstand considerable damage, thanks to their large size, the distribution of redundant systems throughout the ship, their high-strength steel and sophisticated armor, their ballistic plating, and their underwater protective systems.
The carrier's ability to withstand severe punishment was--unfortunately and unintentionally--vividly demonstrated in 1969 when nine 500-pound bombs (the equivalent of six Soviet cruise missiles at the time) exploded on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise during a fire resulting from the detonation of a rocket's warhead.
www.navyleague.org /seapower_mag/june2001/aircraft_carriers.htm   (2460 words)

  
 Centaur class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Centaur class of aircraft carriers of the British Royal Navy was the last of the light fleet carrier designs started during the closing years of World War II.
Originally conceived as a class of eight vessels, with the end of hostilities, work on all the ships was suspended and four units were cancelled outright.
With the extended completion periods of the units, and the rapid advances in aircraft carrier design at the time of their building, it was almost inevitable that large differences should be seen between the various members of the class.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Centaur_class_aircraft_carrier   (722 words)

  
 Probert Encyclopaedia: Ships (Ar-Az)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Arau carries a crew of 15 and is armed with two Oerlikon 20 mm machine-guns and one FN 7.62 mm calibre machine-gun.
She carries a crew of 107 including 12 officers and is armed with Tomahawk nuclear missiles and four 21 inch Mk 63 torpedo tubes amidships taking the Gould Mk 48 torpedo.
She carries a crew of 42 and is armed with four Aerospatiale Exocet MM38 cruise missiles; one OTO Melara 3 inch/62 anti-surface gun; two Breda 40 mm/70 anti-aircraft guns in a twin arrangement; four Emerson Electric 30 mm guns in two twin arrangements.
www.probertencyclopaedia.com /R1C.HTM   (4060 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The second Ark Royal, after a gap of almost 300 years, was a merchant ship converted on the building stocks to be a seaplane carrier and was the world's first aircraft carrier.
The fourth Ark Royal was an Audacious-class fleet aircraft carrier.
The fifth Ark Royal is an Invincible-class aircraft carrier.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/h/hm/hms_ark_royal.html   (342 words)

  
 Probert Encyclopaedia: Ships (E-Ed)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
HMS Eagle was a British aircraft carrier of 22600 tons displacement started in 1913 for the Chilean navy as the Battleship Almirante Cochrane but modified into an aircraft carrier before being completed and handed over in 1923.
HMS Eagle (formerly Audacious) was a British Ark Royal Class fleet aircraft carrier of 33000 tons displacement begun in 1942 and launched in 1946.
The Earl of Pembroke was a British cat-built collier barque of 366 tons displacement launched at Whitby in 1764, and later purchased by the British Admiralty and renamed Endeavour, under which name she was used for scientific voyages.
www.probertencyclopaedia.com /R41.HTM   (507 words)

  
 Audacious class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Audacious class aircraft carrier was a class of ship proposed by the British government in the 1930s - 1940s.
The Audacious class was originally designed as an expansion of the Implacable class with double storied hangars.
However, it was realised that the hangar height would not be sufficent for the new aircraft that were expected to enter service, so the design was considerably enlarged.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Audacious_class_aircraft_carrier   (280 words)

  
 Colossus Class Light Fleet Aircraft Carriers
Aircraft cranes, workshops, deck houses and defensive anti-aircraft weapons were added to the flight deck and although space was provided for aircraft deck parking, all equipment necessary to operate aircraft was absent, and consequently aircraft were hoisted aboard.
The eight Colossus class carriers were not units of the Centaur and exempt from the cuts, particularly as they were slower and carried fewer aircraft than other classes.
Aircraft Carriers were vital in the Korean War (1950-3), providing mobile airfields for allied warplanes and four Royal Navy Colossus Class vessels participated in the three year conflict.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Postwar/Carriers/colossus.htm   (2752 words)

  
 List of aircraft carriers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Australia's last aircraft carrier was decommissioned in 1982.
Canada's last aircraft carrier was decommissioned in 1970.
See list of aircraft carriers of the United States Navy for all US carriers past and present.
www.factsite.co.uk /en/wikipedia/l/li/list_of_aircraft_carriers.html   (934 words)

  
 Military Zone - British Council
She was the world's first aircraft carrier and served throughout World War I. She was renamed "Pegasus" in 1934 in order to free the name Ark Royal for a new ship.
The fifth HMS Ark Royal is an Invincible-class aircraft carrier.
She is expected to remain in active service until 2015 when the next generation of aircraft carriers will enter service.
www.learnenglish.org.uk /militaryenglish/magazine/people.asp?person=84   (439 words)

  
 Aircraft Carriers
The Aircraft Carrier came of age during the Second World War (1939-1945), and British units proved particularly resilient to Japanese Kamikaze attacks in the Pacific.
Nevertheless the Aircraft Carrier was a vital component of the Royal Navy during the Cold War.
the involvement of Aircraft Carriers in the 1982 Falklands Conflict.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Postwar/Carriers   (160 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal aircraft carrier profile. Aircraft Carrier Database of the Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945
For this reason, and because she was designed as a fleet carrier from the start, she showed a considerable improvement over the earlier carriers and set the pattern for all subsequent fleet carriers.
The flight deck, instead of being carried by the hull, was incorporated as part of its structure; the side plating continued up to the flight deck, resulting in a fully enclosed bow that was to become a distinctive feature of British aircraft carriers.
In May 1941, Ark's aircraft were involved in the hunt for and destruction of the German Battleship Bismarck, her Swordfish scoring the two torpedo hits that jammed the battleship's rudder and slowed her sufficiently for the Home Fleet to catch and destroy her on 26 May 1941.
www.fleetairarmarchive.net /Ships/Ark_Royal2.html   (789 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal (R09) - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Ark Royal was the Royal Navy's last conventional catapult and arrested landing aircraft carrier, later aircraft carriers of the Invincible-class were known initially as "Through Deck Cruisers" and carried vertical/short takeoff and landing aircraft.
The Ark Royal was the second aircraft carrier to be rebuilt with an angled deck, allowing aircraft to land and take off from the carrier at the same time.
She also had the honour of the first aircraft carrier to embark the Hawker P1127, which was developed later into the Hawker Siddeley Harrier.
www.free-definition.com /HMS-Ark-Royal-(R09).html   (347 words)

  
 World Aircraft Carriers List: RN WWII-Era Fleet Aircraft Carriers
Class: A near-sister to Glorious and Courageous as built, and generally similar to those ships as ultimately converted.
Aft flying deck added 11/1917 to 2/1918; reclassified as aircraft carrier during conversion, recommissioned 15 March 1918.
Aircraft capacity was reduced to 59 by 1954.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers/uk_fleet.htm   (3012 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal (R09)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When commissioned, she had a 5.5° partially-angled flight deck, 2 steam catapults capable of launching aircraft weighing up to 30,000 pounds (14,000 kg), a deck-edge lift on the port side, modified armament, and the new mirror landing system.
In 1963, she carried out trials for a new type of Vertical/Short Take Off and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft, the Hawker P.1127, which developed into the Hawker Siddeley Harrier.
She was involved in a notorious incident in 1970 when she collided with the Soviet destroyer Kotlin while it was shadowing Ark Royal (a common practise during the Cold War) who was in the Mediterranean to participate in a NATO exercise.
www.tocatch.info /en/HMS_Ark_Royal_(R09).htm   (792 words)

  
 Audacious class aircraft carrier - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Audacious class aircraft carrier - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Audacious class aircraft carrier was a class of ship proposed by the United Kingdom government in the 1930s - 1940s.
Four ships of the Audacious-class were laid down during World War II as part of the British naval buildup during that conflict.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Audacious_class_aircraft_carrier   (163 words)

  
 Audacious class aircraft carrier - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Audacious class aircraft carrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Audacious class aircraft carrier - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Audacious class aircraft carrier.
Here you will find more informations about Audacious class aircraft carrier.
The orginal Audacious class aircraft carrier article can be editet
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Audacious-class-aircraft-carrier.html   (186 words)

  
 HMS Eagle, HMS Audacious
The Eagle class fleet carrier HMS Eagle (ex HMS Audacious) launched in 1946 and scrapped in 1978 and the earlier HMS Eagle, launched in 1918 and sunk in 1942.
Aircraft from HMS Eagle covered an area of 350 milers and had helped to identify 770 ships including 116 tankers in the area.
In July 1970, the aircraft was transferred to NASU at Yeovilton where it was modified for target tug and drone duties.
www.naval-art.com /hms_eagle.htm   (2446 words)

  
 British Fleet Carriers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
However, it was realised that the hangar would not be large enough for the new aircraft that were expected, so the design was considerably enlarged.
With the running down of the conventional carrier fleet, the Navy was left without a proper naval aviation wing.
Against much political opposition, these through deck, carriers, known as 'anti submarine cruisers' were pushed through, and the results were vindicated in the Falklands.
web.ukonline.co.uk /aj.cashmore/britain/british-carriers.html   (323 words)

  
 older.ca - Biggest Aircraft Carrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
AP Worldstream: U.S. aircraft carrier leaves Indonesia in single biggest withdrawa...
A U.S. aircraft carrier with 5,300 sailors and Marines headed out of Indonesian waters on Thursday, the single-biggest drawdown of the American military aid effort for the Dec. 26 tsunami v...
Korean Air, South Korea's largest air carrier, said Sunday that it has won a US$20 million deal to make parts for an aircraft produced by Airbus SAS, the world's biggest manufacturer of commercial planes.
www.older.ca /Biggest-Aircraft-Carrier/all/search   (495 words)

  
 Navy News - Ships of the Royal Navy - HMS Ark Royal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After extensive modification she was launched as a 7,400-ton seaplane carrier and within two months of commissioning her aircraft were in action in the Dardanelles campaign.
After 1918 she was used to transport aircraft to trouble sports in British Somaliland and Iraq, and in 1928 retired to home waters to become a trials ship for aircraft catapult equipment.
The carrier's luck ran out in the Mediterranean on November 13 when she was hit by a torpedo from a U-boat.
www.navynews.co.uk /ships/arkroyal.asp   (1063 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal : Ark Royal
The second HMS Ark Royal, after a gap of almost 300 years, was a merchant ship converted on the building stocks to be a seaplane carrier was was the worlds first Aircraft carrier Launched in 1914, she served in the Dardanelles campaign and throughout World War I.
She was renamed HMS Pegasus in 1934, to free the name Ark Royal for a new ship, and was broken up in 1950.
The fourth HMS Ark Royal (R09) was an Audacious-class fleet aircraft carrier[?].
www.fastload.org /ar/Ark_Royal.html   (308 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The second HMS Ark Royal, after a gap of almost 300 years, was a merchant ship converted on the building stocks to be a seaplane carrier was was the worlds first aircraft carrier.
The third Ark Royal (91) saw action in World War II and was sunk by a U-boat.
The fifth HMS Ark Royal (R07) is an Invincible-class aircraft carrier.
www.theezine.net /h/hms-ark-royal.html   (280 words)

  
 ARK ROYAL class carrier
Both were originally to be part of the IMPLACABLE class of fleet carriers, neither were complete at the end of the war, and so both were altered to a different design.
The hangar was enlarged in 1956 with the removal of the forward starboard 4.5" guns, and the remainder were removed in 1969.
From 1967 to 1970, she was refitted to carry the new Phantom F-4K and Buccaneer S2 aircraft, was given a second Type 965M radar, and also a new US type CCA (Carrier Controlled Approach) radar.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/rn/carriers/arkroyal   (769 words)

  
 World Aircraft Carriers List: RN Postwar Attack Carriers
Operational: Served in front-line roles throughout her career; was the last RN carrier operating conventional fighter and attack aircraft.
Departure from Service/Disposal: Obsolete by the late 1960's due to small size, so she was was converted to a commando carrier in 1971; she replaced Albion and had berths for 750 troops.
Converted to ASW carrier 10 May 1976 to 10 Dec 1976, then replaced in ASW role by Bulwark and converted to VSTOL (Harrier) carrier.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers/uk_postw.htm   (1593 words)

  
 older.ca - Aircraft carrier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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announcement on the deck of an aircraft carrier, Wilson wrote an op-ed piece for The New York Times refuting the Niger allegation.
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 Audacious Class
Royal Navy Eagle Class aircraft carriers in which HMS Audacious was renamed HMS Eagle, HMS Irresistible was HMS Ark Royal, HMS Africa was cancelled.
Aircraft carrier website dedicated to the history of HMS Eagle, HMS Ark Royal from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for naval enthusiasts of Eagle class carriers.
Eagle Class aircraft carriers, Message Board for naval enthusiasts and ex Crew families of the Eagle class carriers.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /audacious_class.htm   (531 words)

  
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Saturday saw the nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) become the newest asset of the United States Navy Pacific Fleet, being the first aircraft carrier named after a living president.
The USS Ronald Reagan is the ninth Nimitz class aircraft carrier.
The aircraft carrier, superimposed over the west coast, represents President Reagan's two terms as Governor and its assignment to the Pacific Fleet.
www.geocities.com /georgiavine/releases/gavine030714.htm   (2654 words)

  
 Centaur class aircraft carrier - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Centaur class aircraft carrier - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
As INS Viraat, the ship continues in active service as of 2004.
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Centaur class aircraft carrier contains research on
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Hermes_class_carrier   (737 words)

  
 HMS Eagle, Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier
Aircraft carrier history of HMS Eagle from its launch 19th March 1946 to its participation in conflicts also notice board for naval enthusiasts and families of ex-crew of the carrier HMS Eagle.
Parked on the after end of the flight deck are three Firebrand torpedo/strike aircraft of 827 squadron, which were phased out of service that year (photographs courtesy of Neil McHart and FAN Publishing from the book HMS Eagle see bottom of page).
I was told he died in an accident when his aircraft overshot and plunged off the flight deck.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /hms_eagle1.htm   (1994 words)

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