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1941 – Sinking of the HMS Ark Royal

On This Day – 14 November 1941

The HMS Ark Royal was sunk

Commissioned in November 1938, the HMS Ark Royal was sunk less than three years later  on 14 November 1941 by the German U-81. The HMS Ark Royal was an innovative Royal Navy aircraft carrier serving during WWII, the first on which the flight deck and hangers were an integral part of the hull.

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WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Mediterranean

16/17 September

Aircraft from the carrier Illustrious, escorted by the battleship Valiant, attack Benghazi during the night. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Mediterranean”

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