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Aircraft Carriers

HMS R.38 Victorious

HMS R.38 Victorious
General Details
Nationality British
Type Aircraft Carrier
Builder Wallsend Slipways (Vickers). United Kingdom
Laid down 4 May 1937
Launched 14 September 1939
Commissioned 15 May 1941
Fate Troopship 1945-1947
In reserve December 1947
Recom. November 1947
Training CV until November 1950
Completely rebuilt
Recom. 14 January 1958
Decom. 1968
Sold for scrapping 1969
Displacement
Standard 23,000 tons
Full Load 29,100-29,700 tons
36,320 tons (after 1950 refit)
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 725.5'
Lenght (Overall) 757.5'
Beam 95.9' 103.6' (after 1950 refit)
Draft 29.4' 31.6' (after 1950 refit)
Flight Deck Length 752' 781.5' (after 1950 refit with angled deck)
Flight Deck Width 116.3' 156.8' (after 1950 refit with angled deck)
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 40 mm in 10 quad Bofors
All removed and replaced by (after rebuild)
3"/50 cal
24 x 40 mm
Light AA 45 x 20 mm Oerlikons (max)
All removed post war
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 35 (design)
Armour
Side 4.5" vertical
4.5" hangar sides
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
Usual 2500 (after rebuild)
Maximum War Time 1300 navy
700 airwing