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HMS Ark Royal (91)

Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier

HMS Ark Royal (91)

Conventionally-Powered Fleet Aircraft Carrier

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Commissioned in 1938, HMS Ark Royal was lost to a U-boat attack on November 13th, 1941.
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ORIGIN: United Kingdom
YEAR: 1938
SHIP CLASS: HMS Ark Royal
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (1): HMS Ark Royal (91)
OPERATORS: United Kingdom
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base HMS Ark Royal (91) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1,580
LENGTH: 800 feet (243.84 meters)
BEAM: 95 feet (28.96 meters)
DRAUGHT: 28 feet (8.53 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 22,000 tons
PROPULSION: 6 x Admiralty 3-drum boilers with 3 x Parsons geared steam turbines developing 102,000 horsepower to 3 x Shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 30 knots (35 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 7,560 nautical miles (8,700 miles; 14,001 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



16 x 4.5" (110mm) Dual-Purpose (DP) guns (eight twin-gunned turrets).
32 x 2-pounder (40mm) Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns (four eight-gunned turrets).
8 x 0.50 caliber Anti-Aircraft (AA) heavy machine guns (four eight-gunned emplacements).
AIR WING



Up to 65 total aircraft of various types (1941).




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