HMS COURAGEOUS

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HMS COURAGEOUS

Post by Deepol » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:45 pm

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Built by Armstrong Whitworth at Walker on Tyne she was completed as a cruiser in 1917 and was converted to an aircraft carrier between 1924 and 1928.
Sadly she was a very early casualty of WW2 being torpedoed on September 17th 1939 off Ireland when on convoy duty with the loss of 518 of her crew.
Paul Strathdee

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