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Name: HERMES
Type: Aircraft Carrier
Keel: 15/01/1918
Launched: 01/09/1919
Completed: 1924
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 939
Dimensions: 10377disp, 548.2 x 70.1 x 18.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Geared turbines, 40000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 25.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 1 x 5.5ins, 3 x 1 x 4.0ins HA guns, 12 to 20 x aircraft
History:
1924 British Royal Navy
09/04/1942 Sank
Comments: The first purpose designed British aircraft carrier
06/1920: Towed to Devonport Dockyard for completion
09/04/1942: Bombed & sunk by Japanese aircraft off eastern Ceylon


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship