H.M.S. Argus (1917)

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H.M.S. Argus (1917)
Pendant Number: N.96 (1919)
49 (Sep, 1919)[1]
Builder: William Beardmore & Company[2]
Launched: 2 Dec, 1917[3]
Commissioned: Sep, 1918[4]
Sold: 5 Dec, 1946[5]
H.M.S. Argus was an aircraft carrier completed for the Royal Navy in 1918, but which was originally designed to be the Italian ocean liner Conte Rosso. Despite her odd genesis, she boasted a continuous flight deck and more accurately reflected a mature aircraft carrier than any previous vessel.

She was purchased for conversion in August, 1916.[6]

Service

Argus was re-commissioned at Portsmouth on 24 January, 1924.[7]

She paid off into Dockyard Control on 2 November, 1925.[8]

She re-commissioned at the Nore on 19 January, 1927 for service in the Atlantic Fleet, with a Headquarters Flight and Flights 401, 422, and 441 embarked.[9]

Argus was reduced to Reserve at Portsmouth on 7 May, 1930.[10]

Reduced to Maintenance Reserve at Rosyth on 15 December, 1932.[11]

Taken into Dockyard Control on 6 July 1936 at Devonport.[12]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 52.
  2. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 52.
  3. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 52.
  4. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 52.
  5. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 52.
  6. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 52.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). pp. 215, 216.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 215.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). pp. 215-6.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 216.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 215.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 216.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 727.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 727.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 727.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 727.
  17. Stirling Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/157. f. 175.
  18. Stirling Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/157. f. 175.
  19. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  20. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  21. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 215.
  22. Boucher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/63. f. 421.
  23. Boucher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/63. f. 421.
  24. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  25. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  26. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/46. f. 46.
  27. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/46. f. 46.
  28. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 215.
  29. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  30. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 216.
  32. Vacher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. Book 9, f. 313.
  33. Vacher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. Book 9, f. 313.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 215.
  35. Benn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/66. f. 424.
  36. Benn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/66. f. 424.
  37. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  38. Bovell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/28. f. 28.
  39. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  40. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  41. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  42. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  43. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  44. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  45. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  46. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

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Ben-my-Chree Vindex Manxman Nairana Vindictive
Seaplane Carriers from Seized German Steamers
Anne Raven II
Flat Decked Conversions
Argus Furious
Through-Deck Carriers
Eagle Hermes
Kite Balloon Ships
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