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HMS 86/R5/R86 Implacable

HMS 86/R5/R86 Implacable (Implacable Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Aircraft Carrier
Builder Fairfield, Govan. United Kingdom
Laid down 21 February 1939
Launched 10 December 1942
Commissioned 22 May 1944
Fate Used as training carrier 1946-1949
Decom. to reserve 13 September 1951
Recom. 1952 as training carrier
Decom. 1 September 1954
Sold for scrapping September 1954
Displacement
Standard 23,000 tons
Full Load 32,300 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 725.5'
Lenght (Overall) 766.5'
Beam 95.9'
Draft 29.4'
Flight Deck Length 765'
Flight Deck Width 132'
Hangars Upper 458' x 62' x 14'
Lower 208' x 62' x 14'
Due to this 14' limitation this class could not operate Corsairs
Armament
Secondary Guns 16 x 4.5"/45 cal.
Heavy AA 8 x 8-barrel pompoms(design)
40 x 40 mm in 10 quad Bofors added 1944
Light AA 40 x 20 mm Oerlikons
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 30 bombers 6 fighters (design)
22 Avengers (1945) & 36-40 Wildcats or Hellcats (1945)
Armour
Side 4.5" vertical
Deck 3.65"
Hangar 1.36"
Propulsion
Boilers 8 Admiralty 3 drum type
Turbines Parsons Geared turbines
Shafts 4
Horsepower 150,000 shp
Endurance N/A
Speed 32 knts
Complement
Design 1000 navy
670 airwing
Usual N/A
Maximum War Time 1400 navy
900 airwing