INDEX OF NAVAL
Fighter Aircraft Catapult 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
Squadrons and Aircraft
Associations and Reunions
Ship name Ariguani Class Pegasus Type Fighter Catapult Ship 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 British Forces. com web Information Information on RN Ships: Aircraft Carriers index by British-Forces.com World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway American based World Aircraft Carrier Lists & Photo Gallery - one of the definitive online sources for British and world aircraft carrier & seaplane tender data, histories and images - over 1000 photos. 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)(1944). 320 pages. Crescent Books; ISBN: 0517679639