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Great Britain
 |- Aircraft carriers
 |        HMS Ark Royal (91)
 |        HMS Eagle
 |        HMS Hermes (95)
 |        I49 HMS Argus
 |--- class Implacable
 |        R10 HMS Indefatigable
 |        R86 HMS Implacable
 |--- class Illustrious
 |        R38 HMS Victorious
 |        R67 HMS Formidable
 |        R87 HMS Illustrious
 |        R92 HMS Indomitable
 |--- class Glorious
 |        HMS Courageous (50)
 |        HMS Furious (47)
 |        HMS Glorious (77)
 |--- class Audacious
 |        R05 HMS Eagle
 |        R09 HMS Ark Royal
 |- Escort aircraft сarriers
 |--- class Boque/Attacker
 |        D01 HMS Ameer
 |        D09 HMS Trumpeter
 |        D19 HMS Queen
 |        D23 HMS Premier
 |        D38 HMS Begum
 |        D40 HMS Searcher
 |        D42 HMS Empress
 |        D62 HMS Khedive
 |        D73 HMS Pursuer
 |        D77 HMS Nabob
 |        D79 HMS Puncher
 |        D80 HMS Hunter
 |        D98 HMS Emperor
 |--- class Avenger/Charger
 |        D27 HMS Charger
 |        D37 HMS Dasher
 |        D97 HMS Biter
 |- Light fleet aircraft сarriers
 |--- class Colossus
 |        R15 HMS Colossus
 |        R16 HMS Triumph
 |        R31 HMS Warrior
 |        R62 HMS Glory
 |        R63 HMS Venerable
 |        R64 HMS Theseus
 |        R68 HMS Ocean
 |        R71 HMS Vengeance
 |--- class Centaur
 |        R06 HMS Centaur
 |        R07 HMS Albion
 |        R08 HMS Bulwark
 |        R12 HMS Hermes
 |--- class Nairana
 |        D05 HMS Nairana
 |        D15 HMS Vindex
 |--- class Majestic
 |        R49 HMS Hercules
 |--- class Invincible
 |        R05 HMS Invincible
 |- Seaplane tenders
 |        HMS Alader Youssanoff
 |        HMS Ark Royal
 |        HMS Campania
 |        HMS Empress
 |        HMS Orlionoch
 |        HMS Riviera
 |        HMS Vindex
 |- CAM-ships
 |        HMS Pegasus
 |- Aircraft cruisers
 |--- class Glorious
 |        HMS Furious (47)
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R87 HMS Illustrious (1940-1954)
R87 HMS Illustrious Type: Aircraft carriers
Class: Illustrious
Displacement: 28661
Aircraft capacity: 36-57
Fate: scrapped
  • From August 1940 she operated in Mediterranean, escorting convoys, perform anti-shipping strikes, and raid positions in North Africa.
  • On November 11th, 1940 she took part in the strike against Italian fleet at Taranto. One battleship was sunk and 2 were heavily damaged.
  • On January 10th, 1941 while escorting a convoy east of Sicily by German and Italian bombers she being hit by 8 bombs and suffering extensive damage. She was on repair until 1942.
  • She returned to service in May 1942, and dispatched to the Indian Ocean to participated in Operation Ironclad, covering the landings at Madagascar.
  • In 1943 she returned to the Mediterranean and helped to cover the Allied landings in Sicily in September 1943.
  • In 1944, she joined the Eastern Fleet, where she participated in raids on the Indonesian islands until early 1945.
  • In Spring 1945 she supported the landings at Okinawa where she was hit by two kamikaze aircraft.
  • In the second half of 1945 she being repaired at Sydney until June 1946.
  • June 1946 to August 1948 she used as training and trials ship.
  • In the end of 1954 she was decommissioned.
  • In November 1956 she was sold for scrap.


    Took part in wars:
    Mediterranean Theatre of War (1940-1945)
    Northern Africa (1940-1943)
    Indian Ocean Theatre (1942-1945)
    UK landing to Madagascar (Operation Ironclad) (1942)
    Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
    Battle of Okinawa (1945)

    Aircraft:
    Great Britain
          Fairey Barracuda [ 2 ];
          Fairey Swordfish [ 5 ];
          Chance Vought F4U Corsair [ 1 2 ];
          Fairey Firefly (second) [ 2 ];
          Fairey Fulmar [ 1 ];
          Grumman F4F Wildcat [ 1 ].

    Italy (fascists)
          Fairey Swordfish [ 1 ].

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