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HMS VINDEX

 Seaplane carrier 
Auxillary Ship

 
 
History


Served as a seaplane carrier prewar carrying 7 aircraft, 5 seaplanes and 2 landplanes. Requisitioned in 1939 for use as troopship.
Battle Honours
No information

Captains
No information on WWII Captains.

Squadrons and Aircraft
No information on squadrons
7 (5 seaplanes and 2 landplanes)

Associations and Reunions
No information

Ship name Vindex
Class  
Type Seaplane Carrier
Ships in Class  
Launched  
Tonnage  2950 Tons
Engines Three shaft diesel direct drive turbines (11000shp)
Speed in Knots 23
Armament  Two Single 12pdr LA.
Crew Complement 218
Range  995 at 10kts
Length (ft/inches) 110.03m
Beam (ft/inches)  12.8m
Draught (ft/inches)  4.03m
Flight Deck length (ft/inches)  19.5m
Flight Deck width (ft/inches)  7.62m
Armour  none
Number of aircraft carried 7 (5 seaplanes and 2 landplanes.)
Fate of carrier  
Notes  
FURTHER INFORMATION
 
HMS Vindex - Information by British Forces.com  
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
 
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