Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: HMS Ark Royal (91)


Related Topics

In the News (Wed 21 Aug 19)

  
  HMS Ark Royal (91) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HMS Ark Royal (91), was the third ship of the Royal Navy to carry the name and the second to be an aircraft carrier.
As Ark Royal turned into the wind to launch aircraft in foggy conditions, two destroyers, HMS Antelope and HMS Electra collided, and had to return to England for urgent repairs.
The primary cause of the loss of Ark Royal was therefore held to be the inexperience and poor judgement of those responsible for damage control.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_Ark_Royal_(91)   (1879 words)

  
 Wikipedia: HMS Ark Royal
HMS Ark Royal is a name that has been borne by 5 ships in the British Royal Navy.
Originally named Ark Raleigh, she was bought by Queen Elizabeth's navy for £5000 ("money well given," according to her new commander, Lord Howard of Effingham) and, as Ark Royal, was the flagship of the English fleet during the Spanish Armada campaign of 1588.
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 and was the worlds first aircraft carrier.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/h/hm/hms_ark_royal.html   (357 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HMS Ark Royal is a name that has been borne by five ships in the British Royal Navy.
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 third Ark Royal (91) was launched in 1938, saw action in World War II, and was sunk by a U-boat in 1941.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/HMS_Ark_Royal   (331 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal (91)
HMS Ark Royal (91), the lead ship of her class[?] of aircraft carrier, was the third ship of the Royal Navy to be named in honor of the flagship of the English fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada.
She was designed in 1934 to meet the limits of the Washington Naval Treaty, and was built by Cammell Laird[?] at Birkenhead, England[?].
During March 1941, Ark Royal pursued the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during the last phase of their Atlantic sortie.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/hm/HMS_Ark_Royal_(91).html   (335 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal
Five ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Ark Royal.
Originally named Ark Ralegh, she was bought by Queen Elizabeth's navy for £5000 ("money well given," according to her new commander, Lord Howard of Effingham) and, as Ark Royal, was the flagship of the English fleet during the Spanish Armada campaign of 1588.
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.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ar/Ark_Royal.html   (255 words)

  
 USS Ark Royal - BFInfoBase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
HMS Ark Royal (R07), the last Invincible-class light aircraft carrier, is the fifth ship of the Royal Navy named in honour of the flagship of the English fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada.
Ark Royal is slightly larger than her sister ships and during construction she was fitted with a steeper ski-jump ramp, (12 degrees, as opposed to 7 degrees of the Invincible) to improve take-off performance of the Harrier aircraft.
Ark Royal is expected to remain in service until 2015, at which time she will be replaced with the second of the Royal Navy future carriers.
www.bfinfobase.org /index.php/USS_Ark_Royal   (4666 words)

  
 British Navy - Search View - MSN Encarta
The Royal Navy’s surface fleet was augmented during World War I by an air arm of the service, and a submarine force, and it also transports the Royal Marines.
The Royal Navy in World Wars I and II Early in World War I the Royal Navy successfully engaged the German Navy in a number of small battles, but the main focus was on the British Grand Fleet and its German counterpart in European waters.
HMS Daring is due to come into service in 2009, and will be the first of six Type 45s.
uk.encarta.msn.com /text_781534908__1/British_Navy.html   (1357 words)

  
 Encyclopedia Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Royal Five ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS....
Royal was built at Deptford on the River Thames in 1587, to the order of...
Royal (R07), the last Invincible -class aircraft carrier, is the fifth...
www.encyclopedian.com /search.php?searWords=Ark   (190 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1941   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services being the oldest of its three branches.
May 26 - World War II: In the North Atlantic, Fairey Swordfish aircraft from the carrier HMS Ark Royal fatally cripple the German battleship Bismarck in torpedo attack.
Three ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Hood after members of the Hood family, which produced several notable Navy officers: The first Hood, launched in 1859 as Edgar, was a second-rate ship of the line of 91 guns.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1941   (8836 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal
HMS Ark Royal was the first Large Aircraft carrier designed and laid down as a carrier for the Royal navy, she served in the Home Fleet and south Atlantic in 1939 and The in the home Fleet and Mediterranean in 1940./ and part of Force H in 1941.
HMS Ark Royal was built by Cammell Laird and launched on the 13th of April 1937.
Royal Navy Swordfish torpedo aircraft launch from the deck of HMS Ark Royal in a heavy swell, to make their decisive attack against the battleship Bismarck, May 26 1941.
www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk /hms_ark_royal.htm   (2299 words)

  
 Ivan Berryman
HMS Illustrious and HMS Kenya at Devonport by Ivan Berryman
HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940.
HMS Dido was launched on 18th July 1939, she took part in the evacuation of troops and defense of Crete, where she was damaged on B gun, killing 46 men.
www.militaryartcompany.com /ivan_berryman.htm   (4381 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal (91) -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As Ark Royal turned into the wind to launch aircraft in foggy conditions, two destroyers, HMS Antelope and HMS Electra collided, and had to return to England for repairs.
The primary cause of the loss of Ark Royal was held to be the inexperience and poor judgement of those responsible for damage control and their lack of initiative.
The torpedo hit on Ark Royal was serious but put the ship in no immediate danger of sinking The prompt application of counterflooding and standard damage control procedures would have saved the ship.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/HMS_Ark_Royal_(91)   (1977 words)

  
 HMS Ark Royal: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The first Ark Royal was built as Ark Raleigh at Deptford Deptford is an area of the london borough of lewisham, on the south bank of the river thames in south-east london....
During the search her planes mistakenly attacked the Royal Navy The royal navy of the united kingdom is the "senior service" of the armed services, being the oldest of its three branches....
Spartivento The battle of cape spartivento, known as the battle of cape teulada in italy, was a minor engagement between naval forces of the british royal navy and the italian regia marina on 27 november 1940,...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /h/hms_ark_royal2   (1340 words)

  
 HMS Argus (I49) - TheBestLinks.com - Aircraft carrier, Italy, Mediterranean, Royal Navy, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
HMS Argus (I49), Aircraft carrier, Italy, Mediterranean, Royal Navy, Second...
HMS Argus was initially laid down in 1914 as the Italian ocean liner Conte Rosso.
However, before she was launched, she was purchased by the Royal Navy for conversion into an aircraft carrier; she was the first ship in the world to have a completely unobstructed upper deck upon which conventional aircraft could take off and land, setting the pattern for all future vessels of her type.
www.thebestlinks.com /HMS_Argus___28__I49__29__.html   (237 words)

  
 Loss of HMS Glorious
ON THE AFTERNOON of Saturday the eighth of June, 1940, the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escorting destroyers HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent were intercepted in the Norwegian Sea by the German battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst.
Ark Royal and Glorious were to have formed part of the escort of the Group II convoy, but in the early hours of the 8th, Glorious made a signal to Vice Admiral Aircraft Carriers (VAA) in Ark Royal, asking permission to proceed independently to Scapa.
Ark Royal, three cruisers and at least a dozen destroyers were within 200 miles of' Glorious at the time of the action.
www.warship.org /no11994.htm   (4932 words)

  
 Navy Matters | CVA-01
Indeed, HMS Victorious was immediately paid-off, using a fire during a refit as a convenient excuse to avoid a planned final commission, even though her Captain had estimated that the damage would cost under £1 million to repair, and would not delay her re-commissioning date.
HMS Ark Royal, the RN’s last conventional fleet carrier, was finally de-commissioned in December 1978.
But ultimately the Royal Navy was unable to effectively counter the aggressive and effective attacks from the RAF on its carrier plans, and combined with economic realities the plans eventually came to nought.
navy-matters.beedall.com /cva01.htm   (10573 words)

  
 Trafalgar 200 - Ship Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
HMS Cumberland is the second of four Batch 3 Type 22 frigates and the sixteenth ship of the name.
After initial training at BRNC and in HMS Bulwark, he had a succession of appointments in frigates and minor war vessels as a junior officer, including HMS Antelope during the Falklands conflict and a Far East deployment in HMS Ambuscade in 1983.
As a Lieutenant he was appointed as Executive Officer, first to HMS Bickington in the Fishery Protection Squadron and then to HMS Protector, a Falkland Islands patrol vessel in 1986.
www.trafalgar200.com /tallships_details/cumberland.html   (557 words)

  
 Battle of the River Plate - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Achilles was of the New Zealand Division (precursor to the Royal New Zealand Navy) and captained by Edward Parry.
A second County class cruiser, HMS Cumberland (10,000 tons, eight 8-inch (203 mm) guns) was self-refitting in the Falkland Islands at the time, though available at short notice.
British efforts were made to feed false intelligence to the Germans that an overwhelming British force was being assembled, including the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and the battlecruiser HMS Renown, when in fact only the heavy cruiser HMS Cumberland was nearby.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Battle_of_the_River_Plate   (2015 words)

  
 Aircraft Carrier Ark Royal - Airplanes BR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
HMS Ark Royal Fleet Air Arm aircraft carrier profile.
HMS Ark Royal (91), the lead ship of her class of aircraft carrier, was the third ship of the Royal Navy to be named in honor of the flagship of the …
… Aircraft Carrier of the Ark Royal class HMS Ark Royal in sinking condition … by the British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and several destroyers.
airplanes.br.com /aircraft-carrier-ark-royal.html   (616 words)

  
 Auld Bio (91)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Royal Navy fighter pilot, Andrew D. "Andy" Auld commanded the men flying and maintaining the Sea Harriers of 800 Naval Air Squadron during the Falklands War.
Born in 1945 in Scotland, Auld won appointment to Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth in 1963, where he first began to enjoy flying in the Tiger Moths.
After 10 months, he rejoined 893 Squadron and HMS Ark Royal for two more years of operational flying before entering the Royal Naval Staff College in 1976.
www.au.af.mil /au/goe/eaglebios/91bios/auld91.htm   (500 words)

  
 The best Hms ark royal wreck pictures Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Royal Navy's helicopter crews unloaded their gear from HMS Ark Royal.
Royal Navy - HMS Ark Royal is Royal Navy - A look at the Navy News Online - The newspaper for the Royal Navy and the British Naval Service, providing news pictures of maritime developments, Naval life and history.
Hepworth was on HMS Ark Royal from the two years diving the wreck and eventually proved her There are no pictures and this is purely a list of the
www.1hm79.info /hms-illustrious/hms-ark-royal-wreck-pictures.html   (1454 words)

  
 Helping you find Hms ark royal 1939 1941 Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Royal Navy Warship HMS YORK and her accompanying Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ship BLACK ROVER are due to arrive alongside Colombo, Sri Lanka on 5 August.
HMS Albion (1763-1797) The first HMS Albion was built in 1763 at Deptford being adapted from a design of the old 90-gun warship Neptune which had been built in 1719.
Royal Navy WW2 Aircraft Carrier In December 1939 she was sent to the South Atlantic to During March 1941, Ark Royal pursued the German battleships Scharnhorst and The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal III of World War II.
www.1newspaperheadlines1939194536.info /exhibitors-worlds-fair-1939/hms-ark-royal-1939-1941.html   (625 words)

  
 Hisotry of HMS Ark Royal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
HMS Ark Royal after a recent refit, rejoins the fleet in 2001.
HMS Ark Royal was the fourth ship in the Royal Navy to bear this memorable name.
HMS Ark Royal was the first Large Aircraft carrier designed and laid down as a carrier for the Royal navy, she served in the Home Fleet and south Atlantic in1939 and The in the home Fleet and Mediterranean in 1940./ and part of Force H in 1941.
www.napoleon-art.com /new_page_2.htm   (1358 words)

  
 Hms Vampire 1923   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Service/Unit : HMS Hermes, HMS Vampire, HMS Hollyhock...
HMS Hermes, HMS Vampire, HMS Hollyhock and two...
HMS Hercules (1910) HMS Hercules (R49) HMS Hereward.
www.bramstokercentre.org /hmsvampire1923.html   (214 words)

  
 uboat.net - Allied Ships hit by U-boats - HMS Ark Royal (91) (Aircraft carrier)
The carrier was in fact HMS Ark Royal, accompanied by the battlecruiser HMS Hood and two destroyers, en route to Gibraltar.
In fact one torpedo hit the HMS Ark Royal (Capt Maund) amidships, which sank under tow by the British tug Thames with almost all of her aircrafts 25 miles east of Gibraltar at 08.13 hours on 14 November.
On 10 November, the carrier had left Gibraltar together with the British carrier HMS Argus to ferry 37 Hurricane fighters to Malta under escort by the Force H, formed by HMS Malaya, HMS Hermione (74) and seven destroyers (including HNMS Isaac Sweers (G 83)).
uboat.net /allies/merchants/ship/1201.html   (266 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.