HMS Courageous (1928) CV  (1st)

HMS Courageous was laid down in May-1915 and completed in Jan 1917 as a light Battlecruiser. See HMS Courageous (1917) BC.

In June-1924 at Devonport she was completely cut down and reconstructed as a flush deck aircraft carrier, with the conversion being completed in May-1928. 

She served initially in the Mediterranean until 1930, then refit until 1935. Back to the Mediterranean for a short spell, then to the Home Fleet as Flagship aircraft carrier from 1936-39.

WW2 found her with the Channel Fleet based at Portland.

On 17-Sep-1939 while on Submarine hunting duties off Ireland was torpedoed and sunk by U-29


Other HMS Courageous
- 1st  HMS Courageous BC 
- 1st  HMS Courageous CV 
- 2nd HMS Courageous

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This page last edited - 09 February, 2013.

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