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Name: FURIOUS
Type: Battlecruiser converted to Aircraft Carrier
Keel: 08/06/1915
Launched: 15/08/1916
Completed: 26/06/1917
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 896
Dimensions: 18385disp - 22890disp, 735.3 x 88.1 x 24.0(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, Brown-Curtis type, SR geared, 90000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 31.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: Original: 2 x 1 x 18.0ins, 11 x 1 x 5.5ins guns);
(1917: 1 x 18.0ins, 9 x 1 x 5.5ins, 5 x 1 x 3.0ins HA guns; up to 8 aircraft);
(1918: 10 x 1 x 5.5ins, 4 x 1 x 4.0ins AA guns; up to 20 aircraft);
(1939: 6 x 2 x 4.0ins AA, 1 x 8 x 2pdr AA guns, up to 33 aircraft);
(later additions: 1 x 8 x 2pdr AA, 22 x 1 x 20mm AA guns)
History:
26/06/1917 British Royal Navy
23/01/1948 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Courageous Class of Battlecruisers
Almost complete as a battlecruiser, she was modified into an aircraft carrier
Early 1917: Forward turret replaced with a hangar and a forward flight deck
11/1917: Rear turret replaced with a hangar and flightdeck
06/1921: Superstructure removed & flightdeck extended over 3/4 of her length
23/01/1948: Initial breaking up at Dalmuir by Arnott Young
22/06/1948: Final breaking at Troon by West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co


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Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

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Above photo showing FURIOUS being broken up at Dalmuir is copyright of Dan McDonald