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  • 47 HMS Furious

    UK Royal Navy

    1917 to 1948    


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    Shipyard: Vickers-Armstrong


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    History of UK 47 HMS Furious

    1915-jun-8Laid downas a Light Battlecruiser but design altered during build.
    1916-aug-15Launchedwith forward gun turret removed and replaced by a hangar and flight deck, sloping towards the prow.
    1917Commissionedwork completed on 4 Jul 1917.
    1917-aug-2Trialsfirst ever deck landing on a carrier.
    1919-nov-21RefitHMD Rosyth entered Rosyth for a period in reserve, before a refit essentially stripped her back and rebuilt her asa flush-deck carrier.
    1926-may-6Deploymentperformed first ever deck landing at night of a 462 Flt Blackburn Dart.
    1935-sep-9Trialsfirst rotary wing landing on a British carrier underway, conducted by Avro Rota K4230.


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