H.M.S. Argus (1917)

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H.M.S. Argus (1917)
Pendant Number: N.96 (1919)
49 (Sep, 1919)[1]
Builder: Beardmore[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]

Argus was reduced to Reserve at Portsmouth on 7 May, 1930.[9]

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. (July, 1931). p. 216.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 727.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1920). p. 727.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 727.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 727.
  14. Stirling Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/157. f. 175.
  15. Stirling Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/157. f. 175.
  16. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  17. Chilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 86.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 215.
  19. Boucher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/63. f. 421.
  20. Boucher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/63. f. 421.
  21. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  22. Murray Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/245. ff. 248.
  23. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/46. f. 46.
  24. Palmer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/46. f. 46.
  25. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  26. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  27. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  28. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 216.
  29. Vacher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. Book 9, f. 313.
  30. Vacher Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. Book 9, f. 313.
  31. Benn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/66. f. 424.
  32. Benn Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/66. f. 424.
  33. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  34. Bovell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/28. f. 28.
  35. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  36. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  37. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  38. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  39. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  40. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  41. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  42. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

Bibliography

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Kite Balloon Ships
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