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Name: VICTORIOUS
Type: Aircraft Carrier
Keel: 04/05/1937
Launched: 14/09/1939
Completed: 15/05/1941
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 11
Dimensions: 23207disp - 28619disp, 673.0 x 95.75 x 24.0(draft)ft;
(1957: 30530disp - 35500disp, 740.0 x 103.0 x 31.0(draft)ft
Engines: 3 x Steam turbines, SR Geared, 110000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 3 x Screws, 30.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 8 x 2 x 4.5ins, 6 x 8 x 2pdr guns, 36 x aircraft; (1945: 54 x aircraft)
History:
15/05/1941 British Royal Navy
13/07/1969 Broken up
Comments: A member of the ILLUSTRIOUS Class of Fleet Carriers & allocated pennant number R38
Built wth an armoured deck & hanger plus AA protection which reduced aircraft numbers
1950 - 1957: Rebuilt at Portsmouth Dockyard with an angled flight deck
30.0ft of new midships inserted into the hull & side sponsons added
Fitted with 2 x steam catapults & 6 x 2 x 3.0ins AA guns
Operated 28 x fixed wing aircraft & 8 x helicopters
13/07/1969: Arrived at Faslane for breaking up
Broken up by Shipbreaking Industries Ltd


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is courtesy of Iain Sanders

Above photo is copyright of Skyphotos

Above photo is copyright of Skyphotos

VICTORIOUS being refuelled by ORANGELEAF

Above photo courtesy of Tim Webb

Above photo at Faslane, dated 24/09/1969, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo at Faslane is courtesy of Photoship

Profile & Decks plan showing original configuration is copyright of Dr Dan Saranga. Click HERE to enlarge

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