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Fleet Air Arm
Museum. Via uboat.net.
|Tonnage||11,800 tons standard|
|Dimensions||512'9" by 66'6" by 26'1"
156.3m by 20.3m by 8.0m
|Maximum speed||18 knots|
|Aircraft||490' (149.4m) flight deck
10x2, 4x1 20mm AA guns
||2-shaft 6-cylinder Burmeister
& Wain diesel (12,000 bhp)
|Bunkerage||2000 tons diesel fuel
20,000 gallons (75,700 liters) aviation gasoline
||Type 272 surface search
Type 281 air search radar
Type 127 sonar
||10 18" torpedoes
36 500 lb SAP bombs
96 250 lb SAP bombs
144 Mark XI depth charges
completed in 1942 and was a conversion of the fast refrigerator ship Telemachus.
She had a steel flight
deck, but no catapult. Though tall at 21 feet (7m), her
hangar deck was less than 100 feet (30m) long, small compared with U.S. escort carrier designs.
This permitted only a very small air group. The air group varied from
six torpedo planes and
four fighters to four torpedo
She saw service in the Arctic before being sent to
the Far East in 1945 with replacement aircraft.
Gogin (2009; accessed 2012-11-30)
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