Question 23

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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.

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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.

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