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HMS Hermes (R12)


Conventionally-Powered Aircraft Carrier (1959)


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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 04/05/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1959

Origin
United Kingdom national flag graphic
United Kingdom

Complement
2,100
PERSONNEL


Class
Centaur-class
Number-in-Class
4
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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 the United Kingdom United Kingdom; India (INS Viraat R22)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Flag Ship / Capital Ship
Serving in the fleet Flag Ship role or Capital Ship in older warship designs / terminology.


Length
775.0 ft
236.22 m
Beam
148.0 ft
45.11 m
Draught
27.8 ft
8.47 m
Displacement
25,350
tons


Installed Power: 2 x Parson steam turbines developing 76,000 shaft-horsepower.
Surface Speed
28.0 kts
(32.2 mph)
Range
6,995 nm
(8,050 mi | 12,955 km)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
A COMPLETED:
10 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns

POST-1970 REFIT:
2 x Sea Cat short-range surface-to-air missile launchers.


Supported Types


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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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