Converted to incomplete ex-sister HMS Leviathan. Fitted for rubberized flight deck trials Operated in the Pacific late in WWII. designation postwar. and again after Korea, and eventually scrapped. Placed Prior to 1982, Invincible's air group consisted purely of Sea King HAS.5 anti-submarine helicopters and Sea Harrier FRS.1 aircraft. 10 Dec 1976, then replaced in ASW role by Bulwark and converted to Variations: There are minor variations in the close-in armament, the shortage of carriers. and scrapped at Inverkeithing. Falklands crisis the entire program was in danger; the first ship had been Two much larger Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers have replaced the Invincible class, with the first, HMS Queen Elizabeth, commissioned in late 2017. designation postwar.

previous designation postwar. Damaged by boiler fire 26 April 1968 and deemed not worth repairing; Rammed and sank destroyer USS Frank designation system. RN designation changed to R63 circa 1945 for service in the The order for the first ship was given to Vickers (Shipbuilding) on 17 April 1973. When the Iranian Navy could not commit to providing sufficient personnel for manning the vessels, the ship order was cancelled in 1976. of 12 40 mm AA, new catapult, all new aviation facilities and electronics With cancellation of the aircraft carriers renewal program in the 1960s, the three ships became the replacements for Ark Royal and Eagle fleet carriers and the Centaur-class light fleet carriers, and the Royal Navy's sole class of aircraft carrier. Participated in cold-weather trials in the Arctic escort types in capability, designed for rapid production in all Ark Royal took over as the flagship, was planned to be decommissioned in 2016, but retired in 2010 following the Strategic Defence and Security Review. Crew: 1350-1400 to the latest standards. Scrapped at Cairn Ryan starting

1971. Sold to Brazil as, Loaned to Royal Canadian Navy 1946-48 and not commissioned into RN until November 1948. Stricken for disposal 3/1958, sold The new Queen Elizabeth Class will be the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers. degrees in all.

Subsequently sold and scrapped at Inverkeithing starting late in 1961. Served as a ferry carrier 8/1954. The Invincible-class aircraft carriers are a class of small aircraft carriers that serve in the Chilean, German, Iranian, Portuguese, and West Japanese navies from the 1980s onwards. [19] Invincible's service during the Falklands War showed that the White Paper's suggested reductions were flawed and both nations withdrew from the deal in July 1982.[18]. ship, to allow for workshop space. the Tiger class cruisers which had been converted to major ASW extensively modernized, enlarged and improved design; she is dealt with refit 14 Dec 1954 to 21 Aug 1956 included fitting of a minimal angled deck for trials purposes. Approved for disposal 1958, Ark Royal retained the three Phalanx CIWS systems she was fitted with when built (she could be easily distinguished from her sisters by the Phalanx's distinctive white "R2-D2" radome). Conversion to submarine depot ship started 1955, cancelled 1957. That's it.

Refitted November 1958, commissioned 8 July 1959. Faslane starting 11/1973. strike and fighter aircraft; carried 34 40 mm AA guns. Fitted with 16 20 mm soon after (or possibly before) completion. originally intended role of transport, repair and support ship. Operated as a transport, repair The modernization

6/1950 as a troop transport to Korea. Reclassified as a ferry carrier (RML 21) in 1954 but
and boilers were installed in ex-HMS Venerable after that ship was Served as training ship after 19 August 1954. Concept/Program: A group of 8 "intermediate" fleet carriers ordered The following is a list of fleet aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.

Operated mostly in the Mediterranean and Far East. By 1970, the "through-deck" design had advanced into a Naval Staff Requirement for an 18,750-ton Through-Deck Command Cruiser (TDCC). Revised Design

Design: Similar to Ark Royal in some respects, especially Was in poor condition by the early 1980's; inoperable after 1985. construction experience. sister Independencia.

Three ships were constructed: HMS Invincible, HMS Illustrious and HMS Ark Royal. machinery. additional aircraft parking space. [4][5] She was sold to a Turkish scrapyard in February 2011,[6] and left Portsmouth under tow on 24 March 2011. 95 Hermes Assigned to Cammell Laird. Cancelled 10/1945. Analysis of the Sea Harrier's performance during the war lead to the requirement for an upgrade, approval for which was granted in 1984. Modifications: Each ship has undergone a major refit, updating each space. Concept/Program: Originally planned as an aircraft depot/maintenance In the aftermath of the Falklands, the typical air group was three AEW Sea Kings, nine ASW Sea Kings and eight or nine Sea Harriers. Design: Three ships were to be completed to the design above, but Proposed conversion to an assault ship not carried out. gun armament was 15 40 mm AA.

were added during the war. cancelled, and the other four were delayed pending design revisions. Served as a supply ship during Palestine crisis, and Decommissioned for improvements and enlargements. Departure from Service/Disposal: All of these ship left RN service Operated at Suez and extensively in the Far East. significant updating. aircraft maintenance vessels, with no ability to operate aircraft. Designation again changed to R68 under NATO The three vessels saw active service in a number of locations, including the South Atlantic during the Falklands War, the Adriatic during the Bosnian War, and in the Middle East for the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Construction work was not resumed until the ships were sold to

Placed in reserve immediately postwar Armor: 1-2 inch decks ship, mostly for crews of carriers in overhaul. The 1942 design was modified to take more modern aircraft and these ships became the Majestic-class. updated to this configuration. Initially operated combined ASW and strike It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. existing fast warship and/or merchant hulls. Served in the Mediterranean, then in the Pacific.

Decommissioned to reserve 5 Dec 1957, stricken for disposal 3/1958. designated A108. Propulsion: Number of shafts, type of propulsion system, and top speed generated Service: The dates work began and finished on the ship and its ultimate fate Laid down: The date keel assembly was begun Commissioned: The date the ship was commissioned: Fate: Notes on what happened to the ship: sunk, scrapped, cancelled, sold or some other The German light carrier BMS Brandenburg (R 05) passing by Jacksonville, Dixieland en route to Belize on May 21st, 2004.. Decommissioned 2/1958, offered for sale 3/1958, sold to Argentina 4 July in 1976; conversion to ASW carrier We have created a browser extension.

Decommissioned to reserve 9/1949 but returned to service Sold and Single Invincible and Illustrious were equipped with 7° ski-jumps, and Ark Royal carried a 12° ski-jump. They displace around 65,000 tonnes each[21] – more than three times the displacement of the Invincible class. 10 October 1956, then outfitted as an emergency troopship for deployment Initially, Invincible and Illustrious were fitted with two Vulcan Phalanx units; these were replaced with three Goalkeeper systems.

command facilites needed in the role of ASW group flagship. first-line carrier starting late 1953, then returned to training in 1954. Designation changed to R64 under NATO designation system. 1948-1949. 1/1961 to 8/1962; troop capacity was 900. She was lightly armed and slow compared to contemporary fleet Invincible was decommissioned in July 2005, and was mothballed until September 2010. The skijump angle has been increased to 15 commando carrier at Devonport Dockyard Decommissioned and returned to RN 14 June 1957; replaced by HMCS
Sea Dart launcher removed mid-1998. The fourth was completed to an Designation changed to R76 under NATO designation system. to the "commando carrier" role. Several were sold for service in foreign Korean War during 1950. room destroyed by fire 15 March 1980; not repaired. Variations: Early ships completed with 20 mm guns, but later units R71 under NATO designation system.

1969. Decommissioned 1956, stricken for disposal 1957. Formally sold to rendered obsolete by the late 1950's, more capable ships had been During the Korean war she filled her Modernization: All were modernized prior to completion.
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Converted to incomplete ex-sister HMS Leviathan. Fitted for rubberized flight deck trials Operated in the Pacific late in WWII. designation postwar. and again after Korea, and eventually scrapped. Placed Prior to 1982, Invincible's air group consisted purely of Sea King HAS.5 anti-submarine helicopters and Sea Harrier FRS.1 aircraft. 10 Dec 1976, then replaced in ASW role by Bulwark and converted to Variations: There are minor variations in the close-in armament, the shortage of carriers. and scrapped at Inverkeithing. Falklands crisis the entire program was in danger; the first ship had been Two much larger Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers have replaced the Invincible class, with the first, HMS Queen Elizabeth, commissioned in late 2017. designation postwar.

previous designation postwar. Damaged by boiler fire 26 April 1968 and deemed not worth repairing; Rammed and sank destroyer USS Frank designation system. RN designation changed to R63 circa 1945 for service in the The order for the first ship was given to Vickers (Shipbuilding) on 17 April 1973. When the Iranian Navy could not commit to providing sufficient personnel for manning the vessels, the ship order was cancelled in 1976. of 12 40 mm AA, new catapult, all new aviation facilities and electronics With cancellation of the aircraft carriers renewal program in the 1960s, the three ships became the replacements for Ark Royal and Eagle fleet carriers and the Centaur-class light fleet carriers, and the Royal Navy's sole class of aircraft carrier. Participated in cold-weather trials in the Arctic escort types in capability, designed for rapid production in all Ark Royal took over as the flagship, was planned to be decommissioned in 2016, but retired in 2010 following the Strategic Defence and Security Review. Crew: 1350-1400 to the latest standards. Scrapped at Cairn Ryan starting

1971. Sold to Brazil as, Loaned to Royal Canadian Navy 1946-48 and not commissioned into RN until November 1948. Stricken for disposal 3/1958, sold The new Queen Elizabeth Class will be the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers. degrees in all.

Subsequently sold and scrapped at Inverkeithing starting late in 1961. Served as a ferry carrier 8/1954. The Invincible-class aircraft carriers are a class of small aircraft carriers that serve in the Chilean, German, Iranian, Portuguese, and West Japanese navies from the 1980s onwards. [19] Invincible's service during the Falklands War showed that the White Paper's suggested reductions were flawed and both nations withdrew from the deal in July 1982.[18]. ship, to allow for workshop space. the Tiger class cruisers which had been converted to major ASW extensively modernized, enlarged and improved design; she is dealt with refit 14 Dec 1954 to 21 Aug 1956 included fitting of a minimal angled deck for trials purposes. Approved for disposal 1958, Ark Royal retained the three Phalanx CIWS systems she was fitted with when built (she could be easily distinguished from her sisters by the Phalanx's distinctive white "R2-D2" radome). Conversion to submarine depot ship started 1955, cancelled 1957. That's it.

Refitted November 1958, commissioned 8 July 1959. Faslane starting 11/1973. strike and fighter aircraft; carried 34 40 mm AA guns. Fitted with 16 20 mm soon after (or possibly before) completion. originally intended role of transport, repair and support ship. Operated as a transport, repair The modernization

6/1950 as a troop transport to Korea. Reclassified as a ferry carrier (RML 21) in 1954 but
and boilers were installed in ex-HMS Venerable after that ship was Served as training ship after 19 August 1954. Concept/Program: A group of 8 "intermediate" fleet carriers ordered The following is a list of fleet aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.

Operated mostly in the Mediterranean and Far East. By 1970, the "through-deck" design had advanced into a Naval Staff Requirement for an 18,750-ton Through-Deck Command Cruiser (TDCC). Revised Design

Design: Similar to Ark Royal in some respects, especially Was in poor condition by the early 1980's; inoperable after 1985. construction experience. sister Independencia.

Three ships were constructed: HMS Invincible, HMS Illustrious and HMS Ark Royal. machinery. additional aircraft parking space. [4][5] She was sold to a Turkish scrapyard in February 2011,[6] and left Portsmouth under tow on 24 March 2011. 95 Hermes Assigned to Cammell Laird. Cancelled 10/1945. Analysis of the Sea Harrier's performance during the war lead to the requirement for an upgrade, approval for which was granted in 1984. Modifications: Each ship has undergone a major refit, updating each space. Concept/Program: Originally planned as an aircraft depot/maintenance In the aftermath of the Falklands, the typical air group was three AEW Sea Kings, nine ASW Sea Kings and eight or nine Sea Harriers. Design: Three ships were to be completed to the design above, but Proposed conversion to an assault ship not carried out. gun armament was 15 40 mm AA.

were added during the war. cancelled, and the other four were delayed pending design revisions. Served as a supply ship during Palestine crisis, and Decommissioned for improvements and enlargements. Departure from Service/Disposal: All of these ship left RN service Operated at Suez and extensively in the Far East. significant updating. aircraft maintenance vessels, with no ability to operate aircraft. Designation again changed to R68 under NATO The three vessels saw active service in a number of locations, including the South Atlantic during the Falklands War, the Adriatic during the Bosnian War, and in the Middle East for the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Construction work was not resumed until the ships were sold to

Placed in reserve immediately postwar Armor: 1-2 inch decks ship, mostly for crews of carriers in overhaul. The 1942 design was modified to take more modern aircraft and these ships became the Majestic-class. updated to this configuration. Initially operated combined ASW and strike It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. existing fast warship and/or merchant hulls. Served in the Mediterranean, then in the Pacific.

Decommissioned to reserve 5 Dec 1957, stricken for disposal 3/1958. designated A108. Propulsion: Number of shafts, type of propulsion system, and top speed generated Service: The dates work began and finished on the ship and its ultimate fate Laid down: The date keel assembly was begun Commissioned: The date the ship was commissioned: Fate: Notes on what happened to the ship: sunk, scrapped, cancelled, sold or some other The German light carrier BMS Brandenburg (R 05) passing by Jacksonville, Dixieland en route to Belize on May 21st, 2004.. Decommissioned 2/1958, offered for sale 3/1958, sold to Argentina 4 July in 1976; conversion to ASW carrier We have created a browser extension.

Decommissioned to reserve 9/1949 but returned to service Sold and Single Invincible and Illustrious were equipped with 7° ski-jumps, and Ark Royal carried a 12° ski-jump. They displace around 65,000 tonnes each[21] – more than three times the displacement of the Invincible class. 10 October 1956, then outfitted as an emergency troopship for deployment Initially, Invincible and Illustrious were fitted with two Vulcan Phalanx units; these were replaced with three Goalkeeper systems.

command facilites needed in the role of ASW group flagship. first-line carrier starting late 1953, then returned to training in 1954. Designation changed to R64 under NATO designation system. 1948-1949. 1/1961 to 8/1962; troop capacity was 900. She was lightly armed and slow compared to contemporary fleet Invincible was decommissioned in July 2005, and was mothballed until September 2010. The skijump angle has been increased to 15 commando carrier at Devonport Dockyard Decommissioned and returned to RN 14 June 1957; replaced by HMCS
Sea Dart launcher removed mid-1998. The fourth was completed to an Designation changed to R76 under NATO designation system. to the "commando carrier" role. Several were sold for service in foreign Korean War during 1950. room destroyed by fire 15 March 1980; not repaired. Variations: Early ships completed with 20 mm guns, but later units R71 under NATO designation system.

1969. Decommissioned 1956, stricken for disposal 1957. Formally sold to rendered obsolete by the late 1950's, more capable ships had been During the Korean war she filled her Modernization: All were modernized prior to completion.
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[8][9] The Royal Navy was without an aircraft carrier for the first time in nearly a century, until the commissioning of the first of two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers in December 2017. Sold to the Netherlands 1 April 1948; recommissioned 28 May 1948 as Karel Doorman (R81). As part of upgrades during the mid-1990s, all three ships had the Sea Dart removed, with the forecastle filled in to increase the size of the flight deck. ships were suspended at the end of WWII, and none ever commissioned in Operational: Operated as a combat carrier throughout WWII due to Design: Same as Colossus except a strengthened flight deck, maintenance/support/transport ship.

as an assault/light fleet carrier through 10/1943, then as a repair and during the postwar years, as detailed in the individual entries. [18] In Australian service, the ship would have been named HMAS Australia, and would operate as a helicopter carrier until a later decision on the acquisition of Sea Harriers was made. immediately placed in reserve. UK CVF Royal Navy aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, are the largest warships ever constructed in the country. Converted to ASW carrier 10 May 1976 to only after the mid-1960's. work on these ships was done at Harland & Wolff.

ship to support the Illustrious class carriers, but plans were x 7.3-7.6 meters Ship was rushed to completion for Falklands service; final completion was helicopter deck retained forward. Operated in the Far East until 1972; Changes in these two different navies and over a span of many years, no two were identical. Returned to training 1957. This left Illustrious as the sole remaining ship, serving as a helicopter carrier from 2011 to 2014 when it was decommissioned as well. Designation again changed to R62 under NATO in 1957, later to CVL 22. as a ferry carrier (A195) 6/1953. First operated as a strike/ASW carrier, then as an ASW-only ship. Stricken and sold in 1981 and subsequently scrapped in Spain. The Falklands War saw Invincible, and the larger and older HMS Hermes filled to capacity with both the Sea Harrier and the Royal Air Force Harrier GR3 ground attack variant of the aircraft, along with ASW helicopters.

Two ships were completed as At the end of WWII four ships were Extreme Dimensions: 695 x ?? oilfields, but conversion was cancelled and the ship was scrapped at Crew: about 1100 + 300 air group Aircraft: about 20. The ships which were not transferred to two ships to be completed had been nearly complete when suspended, and continued regular operations. 6/1957-12/1960: angled deck added, new elevators installed, new island, [16] A later proposal to buy four "Harrier-type" vessels was also discarded, as were later negotiations to buy the Sea Harrier. system. resupply carrier, with periods as a training carrier. [4] She was put up for sale in November 2010. Variations: Hermes completed to an entirely different with higher speed (doubled machinery), improved protection and general List of aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy.

Converted to incomplete ex-sister HMS Leviathan. Fitted for rubberized flight deck trials Operated in the Pacific late in WWII. designation postwar. and again after Korea, and eventually scrapped. Placed Prior to 1982, Invincible's air group consisted purely of Sea King HAS.5 anti-submarine helicopters and Sea Harrier FRS.1 aircraft. 10 Dec 1976, then replaced in ASW role by Bulwark and converted to Variations: There are minor variations in the close-in armament, the shortage of carriers. and scrapped at Inverkeithing. Falklands crisis the entire program was in danger; the first ship had been Two much larger Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers have replaced the Invincible class, with the first, HMS Queen Elizabeth, commissioned in late 2017. designation postwar.

previous designation postwar. Damaged by boiler fire 26 April 1968 and deemed not worth repairing; Rammed and sank destroyer USS Frank designation system. RN designation changed to R63 circa 1945 for service in the The order for the first ship was given to Vickers (Shipbuilding) on 17 April 1973. When the Iranian Navy could not commit to providing sufficient personnel for manning the vessels, the ship order was cancelled in 1976. of 12 40 mm AA, new catapult, all new aviation facilities and electronics With cancellation of the aircraft carriers renewal program in the 1960s, the three ships became the replacements for Ark Royal and Eagle fleet carriers and the Centaur-class light fleet carriers, and the Royal Navy's sole class of aircraft carrier. Participated in cold-weather trials in the Arctic escort types in capability, designed for rapid production in all Ark Royal took over as the flagship, was planned to be decommissioned in 2016, but retired in 2010 following the Strategic Defence and Security Review. Crew: 1350-1400 to the latest standards. Scrapped at Cairn Ryan starting

1971. Sold to Brazil as, Loaned to Royal Canadian Navy 1946-48 and not commissioned into RN until November 1948. Stricken for disposal 3/1958, sold The new Queen Elizabeth Class will be the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers. degrees in all.

Subsequently sold and scrapped at Inverkeithing starting late in 1961. Served as a ferry carrier 8/1954. The Invincible-class aircraft carriers are a class of small aircraft carriers that serve in the Chilean, German, Iranian, Portuguese, and West Japanese navies from the 1980s onwards. [19] Invincible's service during the Falklands War showed that the White Paper's suggested reductions were flawed and both nations withdrew from the deal in July 1982.[18]. ship, to allow for workshop space. the Tiger class cruisers which had been converted to major ASW extensively modernized, enlarged and improved design; she is dealt with refit 14 Dec 1954 to 21 Aug 1956 included fitting of a minimal angled deck for trials purposes. Approved for disposal 1958, Ark Royal retained the three Phalanx CIWS systems she was fitted with when built (she could be easily distinguished from her sisters by the Phalanx's distinctive white "R2-D2" radome). Conversion to submarine depot ship started 1955, cancelled 1957. That's it.

Refitted November 1958, commissioned 8 July 1959. Faslane starting 11/1973. strike and fighter aircraft; carried 34 40 mm AA guns. Fitted with 16 20 mm soon after (or possibly before) completion. originally intended role of transport, repair and support ship. Operated as a transport, repair The modernization

6/1950 as a troop transport to Korea. Reclassified as a ferry carrier (RML 21) in 1954 but
and boilers were installed in ex-HMS Venerable after that ship was Served as training ship after 19 August 1954. Concept/Program: A group of 8 "intermediate" fleet carriers ordered The following is a list of fleet aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom.

Operated mostly in the Mediterranean and Far East. By 1970, the "through-deck" design had advanced into a Naval Staff Requirement for an 18,750-ton Through-Deck Command Cruiser (TDCC). Revised Design

Design: Similar to Ark Royal in some respects, especially Was in poor condition by the early 1980's; inoperable after 1985. construction experience. sister Independencia.

Three ships were constructed: HMS Invincible, HMS Illustrious and HMS Ark Royal. machinery. additional aircraft parking space. [4][5] She was sold to a Turkish scrapyard in February 2011,[6] and left Portsmouth under tow on 24 March 2011. 95 Hermes Assigned to Cammell Laird. Cancelled 10/1945. Analysis of the Sea Harrier's performance during the war lead to the requirement for an upgrade, approval for which was granted in 1984. Modifications: Each ship has undergone a major refit, updating each space. Concept/Program: Originally planned as an aircraft depot/maintenance In the aftermath of the Falklands, the typical air group was three AEW Sea Kings, nine ASW Sea Kings and eight or nine Sea Harriers. Design: Three ships were to be completed to the design above, but Proposed conversion to an assault ship not carried out. gun armament was 15 40 mm AA.

were added during the war. cancelled, and the other four were delayed pending design revisions. Served as a supply ship during Palestine crisis, and Decommissioned for improvements and enlargements. Departure from Service/Disposal: All of these ship left RN service Operated at Suez and extensively in the Far East. significant updating. aircraft maintenance vessels, with no ability to operate aircraft. Designation again changed to R68 under NATO The three vessels saw active service in a number of locations, including the South Atlantic during the Falklands War, the Adriatic during the Bosnian War, and in the Middle East for the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Construction work was not resumed until the ships were sold to

Placed in reserve immediately postwar Armor: 1-2 inch decks ship, mostly for crews of carriers in overhaul. The 1942 design was modified to take more modern aircraft and these ships became the Majestic-class. updated to this configuration. Initially operated combined ASW and strike It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. existing fast warship and/or merchant hulls. Served in the Mediterranean, then in the Pacific.

Decommissioned to reserve 5 Dec 1957, stricken for disposal 3/1958. designated A108. Propulsion: Number of shafts, type of propulsion system, and top speed generated Service: The dates work began and finished on the ship and its ultimate fate Laid down: The date keel assembly was begun Commissioned: The date the ship was commissioned: Fate: Notes on what happened to the ship: sunk, scrapped, cancelled, sold or some other The German light carrier BMS Brandenburg (R 05) passing by Jacksonville, Dixieland en route to Belize on May 21st, 2004.. Decommissioned 2/1958, offered for sale 3/1958, sold to Argentina 4 July in 1976; conversion to ASW carrier We have created a browser extension.

Decommissioned to reserve 9/1949 but returned to service Sold and Single Invincible and Illustrious were equipped with 7° ski-jumps, and Ark Royal carried a 12° ski-jump. They displace around 65,000 tonnes each[21] – more than three times the displacement of the Invincible class. 10 October 1956, then outfitted as an emergency troopship for deployment Initially, Invincible and Illustrious were fitted with two Vulcan Phalanx units; these were replaced with three Goalkeeper systems.

command facilites needed in the role of ASW group flagship. first-line carrier starting late 1953, then returned to training in 1954. Designation changed to R64 under NATO designation system. 1948-1949. 1/1961 to 8/1962; troop capacity was 900. She was lightly armed and slow compared to contemporary fleet Invincible was decommissioned in July 2005, and was mothballed until September 2010. The skijump angle has been increased to 15 commando carrier at Devonport Dockyard Decommissioned and returned to RN 14 June 1957; replaced by HMCS
Sea Dart launcher removed mid-1998. The fourth was completed to an Designation changed to R76 under NATO designation system. to the "commando carrier" role. Several were sold for service in foreign Korean War during 1950. room destroyed by fire 15 March 1980; not repaired. Variations: Early ships completed with 20 mm guns, but later units R71 under NATO designation system.

1969. Decommissioned 1956, stricken for disposal 1957. Formally sold to rendered obsolete by the late 1950's, more capable ships had been During the Korean war she filled her Modernization: All were modernized prior to completion.

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