: ...since I snooped out 5 or 6 of them and I'm
: not particularly well acquainted with RN
: carriers to begin with. Yet the main points
: of the article stand scrutiny, which is why
: Phil cowers from effective response.
: I could argue both sides of the question
: regarding the Illustrious 'class' but I
: would have to stand on the contention that
: these carriers suffered for what Richard
: Worth--in a following article contained
: inside the same link provided above--argues
: as ' the best defense was a weak offense .'
: To answer the original poster's question,
: " Was there any British carriers
: fighting the Japanese as much as we we're in
: the Pacific? " the answer must be no,
: British carriers saw nothing like the sort
: of action in the Pacific the USN flattops
: did and had they seen the same level of
: action we would likely find them suffering
: for the privilege, armor or none.
: Randy Stone