INDEX OF NAVAL
Fighter Catapult Armed ship Auxillary Ship
The first catapult launch from a moving ship was by Lt.Cmdr. H.H. Mustin in a Curtiss AB-3 flying boat on 16 July, 1916, launched from the USS North Carolina (ACR-12). In the second world War the first FAA pilot shot from a catapult ship was by Lt Birrell in 1941.
Sea hurricane catapult launch
Cam Ship with Hurricane Fighter on the Catapult .. Atlantic Convoy 1942
No information on Captains.
Squadrons and Aircraft
1 single Hawker "Sea Hurricane" Mk IA
Associations and Reunions
Ship name Maplin Class Pegasus Type Fighter Catapult ship with FAA aircraft Ships in Class Ariguani, Maplin, Patia, Pegasus, Springbank Launched Tonnage Engines Speed in Knots Armament Crew Complement Range Length (ft/inches) Beam (ft/inches) Draught (ft/inches) Flight Deck length (ft/inches) Flight Deck width (ft/inches) Armour Number of aircraft carried Fate of carrier Notes
FURTHER INFORMATION Aircraft carrier pages of british-forces.com. World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway 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