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HMS Hermes (R12)


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HMS Hermes R12 had her keel laid down in 1944 but was not completed until the 1950s, commissioned in 1959.



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Specifications



Year:
1959
Ship Class [ Centaur-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 4 ] Ship Names: HMS Centaur (R06); HMS Albion (R07); HMS Bulwark (R08); HMS Hermes (R12); HMS Monmouth (cancelled); HMS Polyphemus (cancelled); HMS Arrogant (cancelled); HMS Elephant (renamed as HMS Hermes R12)
National flag of India National flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom; India (INS Viraat R22)
- Aircraft / Offshore Support
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
775 ft (236.22 m)
Width / Beam:
148 ft (45.11 m)
Height / Draught:
27.8 ft (8.47 m)
Displacement (Surface):
25,350 tons
2 x Parson steam turbines developing 76,000 shaft-horsepower.
Speed (Surface):
28 kts (32 mph)
Range:
6,995 nm (8,050 miles; 12,955 km)
A COMPLETED:
10 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns

POST-1970 REFIT:
2 x Sea Cat short-range surface-to-air missile launchers.
28 x aircraft made up of fixed-wing and rotary-wing types; to include the BAe Sea Harrier VTOL fighters (28) or de Havilland Sea Vixen (12), Blackburn Buccaneer (7) and Fairey Gannet aircraft (5) and Westland Wessex helicopters (6).

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