INDEX OF NAVAL
Light Fleet Carrier
Squadrons and Aircraft
Associations and Reunions
Carrier name HMS Leviathan Class Majestic Class Type Light Fleet Aircraft Carrier Ships in Class Majestic, Terrible, Magnificent, Powerful, Leviathan, Hercules Launched Laid down October 1943. Launched June 1945. Never completed. Tonnage Displacement: 14,224 tons standard ; 18,085 tons full load Engines Propulsion: Steam Turbines (4 Admiralty 3-drum boilers, 2 shafts, Parsons geared turbines), 40,000 shp. Speed in Knots Speed: 25 knots Armament Guns: 24 x 2 pdr AA ; 19 x 40 mm Crew Complement Compliment: 1100 (including air group) Range Range: 12,000 nmiles at 14 knots Length (ft/inches) Dimensions: 630 pp, 650 wl, 695 oa x 80 x 23.5 feet Beam (ft/inches) Draught (ft/inches) Flight Deck length (ft/inches) Flight Deck width (ft/inches) Armour Number of aircraft carried 37 Fate of carrier Never completed. Scrapped from May 1968. Notes Originally part of the Colossus class, these last six ships were completed to a slightly modified design more suited to operating heavier aircraft. None commissioned into the Royal Navy, all but one being sold.
FURTHER INFORMATION Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T (1994). 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8
The World’s Warships 1941 by Francis E. McMurtrie (1944). Janes London 1941 1st ed.
Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II by Francis E. McMurtrie (Editor)(1984). 320 pages. Crescent Books; ISBN: 0517679639
World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway