British Ships Involved

Aircraft Carriers

HMS R.67 Formidable

HMS R.67 Formidable
General Details
Nationality British
Type Aircraft Carrier
Builder Harland & Wolff. United Kingdom
Laid down 17 June 1937
Launched 17 August 1939
Commissioned 21 November 1940
Fate Troopship 1945-1947
Decom. June 1947
Stricken 1950
Sold for scrapping February 1953
Scrapped from 1956
Displacement
Standard 23,000 tons
Full Load 29,100-29,700 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 725.5'
Lenght (Overall) 757.5'
Beam 95.9'
Draft 29.4'
Flight Deck Length 752'
Flight Deck Width 116.3'
Hangars 458' x 62' x 16'
Armament
Secondary Guns 16 x 4.5"/45 cal. in 8 twin turrets
Heavy AA 6 x 8-barrel (2pdr) pompoms
20 x 40mm in 10 quad Bofors
Light AA 45 x 20mm Oerlikons (max)
All removed post war
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 35 (design)
Armour
Side 4.5" vertical
Deck 4.38"
Hangar 1.36"
Propulsion
Boilers 6 Admiralty 3 drum type
Turbines Parsons geared steam turbines
Shafts 3
Horsepower 111,000 shp
Endurance N/A
Speed 30.5 knots
Complement
Design 900 navy
550 airwing
Maximum War Time 1300 navy
700 airwing