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WORLD OF WARSHIPS HMS Eagle AUDACIOUS CLASS Fleet Aircraft Carrier R 05

WORLD OF WARSHIPS  HMS Eagle  AUDACIOUS CLASS Fleet Aircraft Carrier R 05 - length 720 ft, crew incl air group 2700, speed 31 kts, 55000 tons
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HMS Eagle was an Audacious-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy, in service 1951–1972. With her sister ship Ark Royal, she was one of the two largest Royal Navy aircraft carriers built.

She was laid down on 24 October 1942 at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast as one of four ships of the Audacious class. These were laid down during World War II as part of the British naval buildup during that conflict. Two were cancelled at the end of hostilities, and the remaining two were suspended. Originally designated Audacious, she was renamed as Eagle (the fifteenth Royal Navy ship to receive this name), taking the name of the cancelled third ship of the class on 21 January 1946. She was finally launched by Princess Elizabeth on 19 March 1946.[5]

Although Eagle was commissioned in October 1951 without an angled flight deck, one was added three years later. In 1952 she took part in the first large NATO naval exercise, Exercise Mainbrace

Armament:
As built:
16 4.5 inch guns (8 dbl)
61 40 mm guns
Post-1964 re-fit:
8 4 1/2 inch guns (4 dbl)
6 Seacat SAM missile launchers

Aircraft 60 as built. After re-fit, Air Group consisted of 40 aircraft:
BUCCANEER, SEA VIXEN, SCIMITAR, GANNET AEW, WESSEX HELICOPTER FOR RESCUE AND ASW
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She was laid down on 24 October 1942 at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast as one of four ships of the Audacious class. These were laid down during World War II as part of the British naval buildup during that conflict. Two were cancelled at the end of hostilities, and the remaining two were suspended. Originally designated Audacious, she was renamed as Eagle (the fifteenth Royal Navy ship to receive this name), taking the name of the cancelled third ship of the class on 21 January 1946. She was finally launched by Princess Elizabeth on 19 March 1946.[5]

Although Eagle was commissioned in October 1951 without an angled flight deck, one was added three years later. In 1952 she took part in the first large NATO naval exercise, Exercise Mainbrace

Armament:
As built:
16 4.5 inch guns (8 dbl)
61 40 mm guns
Post-1964 re-fit:
8 4 1/2 inch guns (4 dbl)
6 Seacat SAM missile launchers

Aircraft 60 as built. After re-fit, Air Group consisted of 40 aircraft:
BUCCANEER, SEA VIXEN, SCIMITAR, GANNET AEW, WESSEX HELICOPTER FOR RESCUE AND ASW
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Alexandra66
Posted by Alexandra66 on 08/31/17 at 04:30 PM
Nice.
Gibsonfan
Posted by Gibsonfan on 08/30/17 at 08:18 AM
Just love the carriers John :)
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Uploaded By: JOHNBECK
Date Uploaded: August 29, 2017
Filename: hms-eagle.jpg
Original Resolution: 2053x768
File Size: 284.08KB
Category: Military

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