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Name: COURAGEOUS
Type: Battlecruiser and later converted to Aircraft Carrier
Keel: 18/03/1915
Launched: 05/02/1916
Completed: 06/01/1917
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 895
Dimensions: 17848disp, 735.0 x 81.0 x 21.5(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x geared turbines, 90000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 32.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: (1917: 2 x 2 x 15ins, 6 x 3 x 4.0ins guns, 2 x 21.0ins torpedoes);
(1928: 48 x aircraft, 16 x 1 x 4.7ins guns)
History:
06/01/1917 British Royal Navy
17/09/1939 Sank
Comments: Name ship of the Courageous Class of Battlecruisers
Originally commissioned as a Battlecruiser.
06/1924 to 05/1928: She was converted into an aircraft carrier at Devonport Dockyard.
All superstucture and weapons above the main deck were removed and replaced with a two storey hangar
The top of the lower hanger also served as a small foreward flight deck
She was provided with an island and a conventional funnel
She was fitted for carrying 48 aircraft
17/09/1939: Torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat U29, 200 miles SW of Ireland. 518 crew died


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is courtesy of HMS Courageous Association

Above photo is courtesy of HMS Courageous Association

Above photo is courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo is courtesy of HMS Courageous Association

Above photo is courtesy of HMS Courageous Association

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is courtesy of HMS Courageous Association

Above photo is courtesy of HMS Courageous Association

Above photo is courtesy of HMS Courageous Association

Above photo is courtesy of HMS Courageous Association