World War 1 Aircraft Carriers (1914-1918) - Fleet and Seaplane Carriers of The Great War
Like other battlefield systems still in play today, the mighty aircraft carrier had its humble start in World War 1.There are a total of 10 World War 1 Aircraft Carriers (1914-1918) - Fleet and Seaplane Carriers of The Great War in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Those vessels appearing in World War 1, but subsequently modified to become aircraft/seaplane tenders later, are also included in this listing.
HMS Argus was an Italy-bound oceanliner converted for Royal Navy service as an aircraft carrier during World War 1....
HMS Ark Royal made it through the fighting of World War 1 and survived all of World War 2 before being scrapped in ...
A seaplane launched from HMS Ben-my-Chree became the first aircraft to deliver a torpedo against an enemy ship....
HMS Campania was another oceanliner-turned-aircraft-carrier conversion project by the British Royal Navy during Wor...
HMS Engadine was converted from a cross-Channel ferry to serve as a seaplane tender during World War 1....
HMS Furious 47 was laid down during World War 1 in 1915 as a battlecruiser but emerged as a hybrid aircraft carrier...
HMS Hermes began service with the Royal Navy as a cruiser and was converted to carry seaplanes before being lost on...
HMS Hermes of the British Royal Navy became the first purpose-built aircraft carrier in naval history when laid dow...
IJN Ise was built during the World War 1 period, was rebuilt throughout the 1930s, and met her end in the fighting ...