HMS Nairana (1917) CV  (1st)

This the first ship to carry the name HMS Nairana was a mixed carrier which carried both landplanes and seaplanes.

Built by Denny, bought 1916, and completed as a mixed carrier, 315ft long, 45ft 6in wide and armed with 4 x 12pdr guns. Completed 25-Aug-1917.

Operated seaplanes from a hangar aft, and landplanes from a flying off ramp and hangar forward. Aircraft were transferred from the forward hangar to the flying off ramp by a lift. The first to be used in any aircraft carrier worldwide. Carried 7 aircraft.

Sold 1920.


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This page last edited - 27 June, 2012.

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