Question 23

This one will stump you..  Press Play to Listen

Answer

1…She was converted into one of the RN’s first aircraft carriers and her flight deck ran the entire length of the ship.

2…When completed as a carrier, she became HMS Eagle. Three years later,the first ship to be built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier was HMS Hermes, launched in 1923.

This entry was posted in General Updates. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Question 23

  1. Albie Cross says:

    Convoys were guided by ships following the lamp of the ship ahead. In 1805, Cochrane entered a Royal Navy competition for a superior convoy lamp. Believing the judges to be biased against him, he re-entered the competition under another name and won the prize.

    In 1806, Cochrane had a GALLEY made to his specifications which he carried onboard Pallas and used to attack the French coast. It had the advantage of mobility and flexibility.

  2. gunther says:

    she was turned into and aircraft carrier named hms eagle

  3. gunther says:

    she became hms eagle

  4. John Bullock says:

    it was well regarded for its armament of 6 and 8.2 inch guns, and armour protection.

  5. Trev Appleton says:

    = The Chilean Navy’s battleship Almirante Cochrane was responsible for several significant developments in the Royal Navy. Can you name two? =k

    She was acquired unfinished by the Royal Navy in 1917 and converted to the carrier HMS Eagle.
    She had a full-length flight deck and the most distinctive features were the two islands separated by the flight deck.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s