H.M.S. Hermes (1919)

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H.M.S. Hermes (1919)
Pendant Number: 95 (Jun 1920)[1]
Builder: Armstrong[2]
Laid down: 15 Jan, 1918[3]
Launched: 11 Sep, 1919[4]
Commissioned: 19 Feb, 1924[5]
Sunk: 9 Apr, 1942[6]
Fate: Air Attack

H.M.S. Hermes was an aircraft carrier completed for the Royal Navy in 1924, being the first ship designed from the outset to operate aircraft in a proper manner – being able to recover aircraft while at sea.

Service

Hermes was commissioned at Devonport on 19 February, 1924 under the command of Captain The Hon. Arthur Stopford. By 1925, she was in the Mediterranean.[7]

The ship succumbed to Japanese air attack off Ceylon in World War II.

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 53.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 71.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 71.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 71.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 245.
  6. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. p. 71.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 245.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 245.
  9. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  10. Talbot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/120. f. 65.
  11. Eliot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/15. f. 15.
  12. Eliot Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/15. f. 15.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  14. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  15. Baxter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55/137. f. 137.
  16. Fraser Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/346. f. 344.
  17. Fraser Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/50/346. f. 344.
  18. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  19. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  20. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.

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