Vengeance as Minas Gerais A-11
22 May 1945, HMS Vengeance set sail from Grand Harbour in Malta to join
the British Pacific Fleet in its fight against the Japanese in company
with the fleet carriers HMS Venerable and HMS Glory'
The Times newspaper in May 1945
Vengeance's fate hangs in the balance. On Tuesday 16th October 2001,
HMS Vengeance was de-commissioned as NAeL
Minas Gerais by the Brazilian Navy and is currently at the
Naval Dockyard at Rio de Janeiro. The ship has had
limited maintenance since then.
The proposed Vengeance Naval
Aviation Heritage Museum will be dedicated to Naval Aviation and the restoring
and displaying historic aircraft of the World War II, Korean Conflict and
Modern eras. This unique Museum will pay special tribute to naval and maritime
aviation of Britain, Brazil and Australia and remind us all of the significant
role that naval pilots, aviators, support crews and the ship's crews played
in securing our freedom.
The aim of this website is
to support the Friends to safeguard the aircraft carrier for posterity.
The plan is to bring the ship back to the UK and preserve her as a living
memorial to the Fleet Arm and Worldwide naval aviation heritage from its
origins at the beginning of the 20th century till today, in war and peacetime.
proposal is being made to convert the ship into a floating museum in Southern
England, options being looked at include the Fal Estuary, Torbay, Plymouth
and Southampton, UK.
The Friends passionately
believe that this great ship will be a fitting tribute to all those who
have died to protect our freedom - past and present - as well as provide
a wonderful attraction for education and enjoyment alike.
here for information about the Save the Vengeance Appeal
here for information about the Vengeance Affiliates
Many thanks to the Vengeance
information from Ron Davis author of the HMS
Vengeance with 1850 and 812 Squadrons website