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Name: TRIUMPH
Type: Aircraft Carrier
Keel: 27/01/1943
Launched: 02/10/1944
Completed: 09/04/1946
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 662
Dimensions: 13350disp - 18200disp, 630.0 x 80.3 x 18.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR Geared , 40000shp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 25.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 4 x 2pdr AA, 21 x 1 x 40mm AA guns; 48 x aircraft & 1 x catapult
History:
09/04/1946 British Royal Navy
12/1981 Broken up
Comments: A Light Fleet Carrier of the COLOSSUS Class
1950: Heavily involved in the Korean War
1956 to 1965: Converted into a Heavy Repair Ship & allocated pennant A108
12/1981: Broken up at Castellon, Spain


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In full NBC wash down. Photo is courtesy of Photoship