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    Default Royal Navy - HMS Ark Royal (R09)

    Some interesting images of the famous "Audacious class" fleet carrier.


    HMS Ark Royal was off Florida at the time of Belize emergency of 1972. Although still over 2.600 miles away, the ship launched two Buccaneer fighter-bombers for a demonstration flight. This proved sufficient to deter a possible Guatemalan invasion. Once again, fixed-wing aircraft carriers proved their value as force of military deterrence. (Photo: FAA Museum) [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    HMS Ark Royal R09 1955 - 1978 (RIP) A real Aircraft carrier and not the Dinky toy of today. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    HMS Ark Royal R09 1955 - 1978 (RIP) A real Aircraft carrier and not the Dinky toy of today. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]





    HMS ARK ROYAL GETTING UP SPEED. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    Blackburn Buccaneer (sexiest British bomber after TSR2 imo), 809 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    Then, Commander His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales arrived. The official reason for the visit of Prince Charles was to gain practical experience of fixed wing carrier operations from HMS ARK ROYAL. The Prince arrived in a Buccaneer of 809 Squadron, piloted by the Commander Officer, Lieutenant Commander Tony Morton, and the recovery at 1145 was carefully observed by the knowledgeable goofers. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    The long 70 mile journey inland took up all the remaining daylight hours and the ship finally berthed about 1900A at Hamburg. Hamburg, and what can be said about our first foreign port of call this deployment? Probably the aspect foremost in all our memories will be the awful wet weather that we had during our few days’ stay, and by contrast the splendid hospitality extended to us by the citizen of The Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    Ark Royal and the Mayflower replica sailing ship. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    HMS Ark Royal R-09 seen in 1970. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    Malta 5-12 November 1977. During the early hours of the 5th we were off the northwest tip of the Maltese group of islands and we entered Grand Harbour in Procedure Alpha at about 1000A. Witnessing our entry was Flag Officer Malta, with the President of the Republic of Malta, the British and Australian High Commissioners, and the Italian, German and French Ambassadors. With the aid of tugs the ship was ceremoniously backed in the Kalkara Creek and secured between two buoys. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]
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    Default Royal Navy - HMS Ark Royal (R09) [part II]

    More images of my favourite fleet carrier.


    HMS Ark Royal R-09, date and location unknown. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    HMS Ark Royal R-09, date and location unknown. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    HMS Ark Royal R-09 in the English Channel (c. 1969-71). [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    Summer 1957: Aircraft from the USS Saratoga CVA-60 on board the HMS Ark Royal R-09. (Photo courtesy of Denis Tither RN) [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]



    Autumn 1957: HMS Ark Royal R-09 arriving at New York City. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    1958 Cromarty Fleet Review seen from HMS Ark Royal R-09. (Photo courtesy of Denis Tither) [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

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    gvg..Great PIX of the former Dutch CVs..Excellent selection of PIX!

    phoebus..Great RN CV PIX. Too bad the RN had the CVA 01 program cancelled by Parliment. If built those ships would still be in service. No "dinky toy" here!



    Displacement: 54,500 tons full load
    Dimensions: 890 x 122 x 33.5 feet/271.3 x 37.2 x 10.2 meters
    Extreme Dimensions: 963 x 234 x 33.5 feet/293.5 x 71.3 x 10.2 meters
    Propulsion: Steam turbines, 6 boilers, 3 shafts, 135,000 shp, 30 knots
    Crew: 3230
    Armor: magazines 1.5-2.5 inches, 1.25 inch flight deck, 1 inch over machinery spaces
    Armament: 1 Sea Dart SAM
    Aircraft: 47 total: 36 fighter & attack aircraft, 4 AEW, 2 SAR helos, 5 ASW helos

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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    Thanks to the person that posted the color PIX of the IJN CV's on the previous page. Great Job!

    The US Naval Historical Center has a handful of great of IJN CV PIX!
    Don't mention it.
    Thanks for posting a good Pix !
    The photograph seen for the first time is abundant and I am glad.



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    German catapult ship BUSSARD

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    Default New Carriers

    Does anyone has pictures or diagrams of the new US Carrier would look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    phoebus..Great RN CV PIX. Too bad the RN had the CVA 01 program cancelled by Parliment. If built those ships would still be in service. No "dinky toy" here!
    [SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]Yeah, it was really a pity they didn’t go ahead with them. My view is that having a couple of CVAs could have avoided the Falklands War altogether, potentially saving much more £££ in the long term. Anyhow, this is a great thread, keep it up BD and all others![/SIZE][/FONT][/FONT][/SIZE]

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    Default Royal Navy - HMS Ark Royal (R09) [part III]


    HMS Ark Royal (R09), unknown location and date (possibly prior to the 1964 refit).

    Phantom FG.1 and Buccaneers are visible on the deck.

    HMS Ark Royal and her group leaving New York, July 1976. The closest is the Dutch frigate Tromp (F801) [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    [*******#000080][*******black]Ark Royal - a real carrier![/COLOR] [/COLOR][SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    [*******black]HMS Ark Royal - a real carrier, Sept 1975[/COLOR] [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]
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    HMCS Warrior


    HMCS Magnificent


    HMCS Bonaventure

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    BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Feb. 28, 2008) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is moored near the Republic of Korean submarine Sohn Won-il (SSK 072) at Busan Naval Base. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is taking part in Exercise Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2008, an annual joint exercise involving forces from the U.S. and the ROK. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lou Rosales

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    Ark Royal and the Mayflower replica sailing ship. [SIZE=1]source[/SIZE]

    Awesome picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefjavier View Post
    Does anyone has pictures or diagrams of the new US Carrier would look like?
    Ya' know google works real well... Enjoy the PIX!


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    Design work on the Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carrier is underway at Northrop Grumman Newport News with the full construction contract anticipated in 2008. Newport News is designing the Ford class using a product model tool called CATIA, the most technologically advanced system in use today in the shipbuilding industry.

    Innovations for the Ford class include an enhanced flight deck with increased sortie rates, improved weapons movement, a redesigned island, a new nuclear power plant, allowance for future technologies and reduced manning. These and many other evolutionary new designs are being developed by Newport News engineers to build the most capable aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy.

    Advance construction is beginning in 2005 for the first ship of the class, CVN 78. This advance work will allow shipbuilders to test the design-build strategy before overall construction begins in 2008. Each carrier of the class is valued at approximately $8 billion. On Aug. 11, 2005, Northrop Grumman Newport News hosted a ceremonial steel cut and grand opening ceremony for one of several new facilities that will support Ford class construction. The ceremony was held in the shipyard’s new Heavy Plate Bay.

    The Ford class CVN will be slightly larger than a Nimitz class CVN.

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    I guess I better liven things up around here!



    USS Lexington (CV-2) in the final states of fitting out, at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, in November 1927. (Merchant ship partially visible at right is the S.S. West Grama, which served as USS West Grama (ID # 3794) in 1919.)
    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph (# NH 51323).


    Ranger (CV-4) launching, at the Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia, 25 February 1933. Ranger was the first CV in the USN built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (# 80-G-1007392).


    Hornet (CV-8) just before launch at Newport News Shipbuilding Co., December 14, 1940. National Archives photo.


    USS Essex CV-9 Right after commissioning, Dec. 31st. 1942.


    USS Yorktown (CV-10) as outfitted 22 August 1943.
    Overhead plan and starboard profile meticulously drawn by John Robert Barrett.


    USS Wasp CV-18
    At sea in the western Pacific, 6 August 1945.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (Photo #: 80-G-261904).


    Photographed in 1948. Coral Sea, as shown in this and the above photo, was completed with 14, rather than 18, 5"/54 guns: note the absence of two of the after mounts on each side, as compared to her sister ships [*******#0000ff]Midway[/COLOR] and [*******#0000ff]Franklin D. Roosevelt[/COLOR].
    Official U.S. Navy photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (photo #: NH 97648).

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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 3, 2008) A NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft flies over the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is participating in Tailored Ships Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP) before a permanent homeport change in Yokosuka, Japan. The AWACS is used to provide airborne battle management, surveillance, and weapons control. This is the first time that an AWACS has done a low-approach fly-by over a U.S. naval vessel. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Specialist Clifford L. H. Davis (Released)



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    PERSIAN GULF (March 5, 2008) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Ragin' Bulls" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37 prepares to catapult off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are deployed supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo J. Reyes (Released)

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    PERSIAN GULF (March 4, 2008) Airman Aaron Baber, a plane captain assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, gives the thumbs-up, signaling the aircraft is ready to be taxied onto the catapult during flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 are deployed supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo J. Reyes (Released)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bd popeye View Post
    I guess I better liven things up around here!
    Well, the Netherlands only ever had 1 (real) carrier and that one has gone 40 years ago.

    And the US does have, by far, the most CV's (and LHD's). But I'm especially missing the following, since they are in service today with wealthy western countries:
    Príncipe de Asturias (R-11)
    Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
    Charles de Gaulle (R91)

    But also:
    Ins Varaat (R22)
    Chakri Nareubet
    Sao Paula (A12)
    HMAS Melbourne (R21)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvg View Post
    Well, the Netherlands only ever had 1 (real) carrier and that one has gone 40 years ago.

    And the US does have, by far, the most CV's (and LHD's). But I'm especially missing the following, since they are in service today with wealthy western countries:
    Príncipe de Asturias (R-11)
    Giuseppe Garibaldi (551)
    Charles de Gaulle (R91)

    But also:
    Ins Varaat (R22)
    Chakri Nareubet
    Sao Paula (A12)
    HMAS Melbourne (R21)
    For pics of HMAS Melbourne (II) check out page 2 post #26 in this thread. Just clarifying, she was decomissioned in 1982 and sold for scrap. The current HMAS Melbourne is an Adelaide class FFG.

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