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Name: VENGEANCE
Type: Aircraft Carrier
Keel: 16/11/1942
Launched: 23/02/1944
Completed: 15/01/1945
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1699
Dimensions: 13350disp - 18000disp, 630.0 x 80.0 x 23.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 40000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 25.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 4 x 2pdr guns; 48 x aircraft
History:
15/01/1945 British Royal Navy
13/11/1952 Government of Australia; assigned HMAS prefix
14/12/1956 Government of Brazil; renamed MINAS GERAIS
15/04/2004 Broken up
Comments: A Light Fleet Carrier of the COLOSSUS Class
13/11/1952: On loan to the Government of Australia
06/1955: Returned to the UK
1957 - 1960: Major modifications at Verolme Dock, Rotterdam
Modifications included an angled deck, steam catapults etc for operating jet aircraft
1991 - 1993: Major modifications including missile defence
15/04/2004: Arrived for breaking up at Alang, India


Above photo as VENGEANCE copyright of Allan Green

Above photo as VENGEANCE copyright of Allan Green

Above photo as VENGEANCE courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as MINAS GERAIS courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as MINAS GERAIS courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as MINAS GERAIS courtesy of Photoship