Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers

Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers

Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier LOA 920′ TDISP 65,000 tons (1, 1 building)

HMS Queen Elizabeth at Sea

HMS Queen Elizabeth 2018 US Navy Official 4910783 Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner, Jr.

HMS Queen Elizabeth R-08 (2017)

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HMS Queen Elizabeth alongside HMS Illustrious Photo: HMS Queen Elizabeth/MOD

HMS Queen Elizabeth R08 Halifax 2019HMS Prince of Wales R-09 (building)HMS Prince of Wales

Invincible Class LOA 686′ TDISP 22,000 tons (3, all scrapped)

HMS INVINCIBLE 1980 - 2000

HMS Invincible 1998 © Crown copyright. IWM (SFPU-N-CO-1998-38-51)

HMS Illustrious R06 (1982 – 2014), scrapped in Turkey 2017HMS Illustrious R06 Portsmouth 2014

HMS Ark Royal R07 (1985 – 2011), scrapped in Turkey 2013

Auriga

HMS Ark Royal visiting Mayport FL US Navy Official 285838 SCPO Leah Stiles

HMS Ark Royal R07 Rosyth 2010.jpg

Colossus Class LOA 695′ TDISP 20,000 tons subclass of 1942 Design Light Fleet Carrier (10 built all scrapped)

HMS Vengeance (1945 – 1960) transferred to Brazil (1960) as Minas Gerais. Scrapped Alang, India 2004

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Minas Gerais Brazilian Carrier 1990 NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-91-01809 PH2 Tracy Lee Didas

Minas Gerais Brazil 2002

HMS Hercules see INS Vikrant in Indian Naval Ships listing (forthcoming)

Centaur Class LOA 650′ TDISP 28,000 tons (4, 3 scrapped, 1 in reserve India)

HMS Hermes (1959 – 1984) transferred to India see INS Viraat in Indian Naval Ships listing. (forthcoming)

HMS Argus unique ship (1918 – 1944) LOA 565′ TDISP 15,700 tons scrapped 1946. This was the first carrier ever designed as such.

HMS Argus 1942

HMS Argus January 1942, North Atlantic © IWM (A 7338)

HMS Argus Chatham Kent SWW

This shows the carrier after modifications in 1937 and 1939 widening the flight deck (and changes to forward edge)

Escort Carrier (Unknown) LOA 505′ possibly HMS Archer, or follow-up Bogue classHM Escort Carrier Chatham Kent SWW

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