HMS Ark Royal R09

Vessel Type
Naval » Royal Navy » Aircraft carrier » Audacious-class aircraft carrier
Ship Dates
Date built: May 3 1943
Launched: May 3 1950
End date: 1980
Owner or managing owner(s)
Royal Navy
Vessel Description

HMS Ark Royal (R09) was an Audacious-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy and, when she was decommissioned in 1979, was the Royal Navy's last remaining conventional catapult and arrested-landing aircraft carrier. She was the first aircraft carrier to be equipped with angled flight deck at its commissioning; her sister ship, HMS Eagle, was the Royal Navy's first angle-decked aircraft carrier after modification in 1954. Ark Royal was the only non-United States vessel to operate the McDonnell Douglas Phantom at sea.

Source: Wikipedia: HMS Ark Royal (R09)

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