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A-Z list of the Aircraft Carriers of the Royal Navy  1939-1945
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Here is a database of Fleet Air Arm and Commonwealth aircraft carriers used during 1939 till 1945. For each of the XXX aircraft carriers listed below, are Photographs, Profiles, a Short Description and History of Development (5 to 40 lines), Technical Data, Battle Honours and Operational History, Squadrons, Surviving or Preserved Aircraft Carriers and any Associations are given. The lists are sorted alphabetically by the names used by the Royal Navy. If you are uncertain about the latest or current name of an aircraft carrier, the alternative name in usage is also listed here. 

Also see the index of Uncompleted Aircraft Carriers 1939-1945
Naval aircraft carriers laid down before August 1945 but not yet commissioned.
 
 



Complete Index:

Here you find a complete index of all records in the database, in alphabetical order.
 

A-B

C-F

G-P

Q-Z

Acavus

Activity

Adula

Albatross

Albion

Alexia

Amastra

Ameer

Ancylus

Arbiter

Archer

Argus

Ariguani

Ark Royal I (renamed Pegasus)

Ark Royal II

Ark Royal III

Assistance

Atheling

Athene

Attacker

Audacious

Audacity

Avenger

Battler

Begum

Biter

Bulwark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Campania

Centaur

Charger

Chaser

Colossus

Courageous

Cullin Sound

Dasher

Deer Sound

Eagle I

Eagle III

Emperor

Empire Faith

Empire Lawrence

Empire MacAlpine

Empire MacAndrew

Empire MacCabe

Empire MacCallum

Empire MacColl

Empire MacDermott

Empire MacKay

Empire MacKendrick

Empire MacMahon

Empire MacRae

Empire Morn

Empress

Engadine

Fencer

Formidable

Furious

Gadila

Glorious

Glory

Hercules

Hermes

Hermes (Light Carrier)

Holm Sound

Hunter

Illustrious

Implacable

Indefatigable

Indomitable

Khedive

Leviathan

Macoma

Magnificent

Majestic

Maplin

Michael E

Miralda

Nabob

Nairana

Ocean

Patia

Patroller

Pegasus

Perseus

Pioneer

Powerful

Premier

Pretoria Castle

Puncher

Pursuer
 

Queen

Rajah

Ranee

Rapana

Ravager

Reaper

Ruler

Searcher

Shah

Slinger

Smiter

Speaker

Springbank

Stalker

Striker

Terrible

Thane

Theseus

Tracker

Triumph

Trouncer

Trumpeter

Unicorn

Venerable

Vengeance

Victorious

Vindex

Vindex (Seaplane carrier)

Vindictive

Warrior
 
 
 
 

 

 

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