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the : First Aircraft Carrier sunk........
Posted by DAVID ALCOCK on March 6, 2018, 1:00:43, in reply to "Re: First Aircraft Carrier sunk........"
the first a/c carrier sunk was the first ship with major a/c operating facilities HMS HERMES torpedoed by U27 31 OCTOBER 1914, she was on a scouting mission. the next between strikes was HMS BEN-MY-CHREE, sunk by TURKISH GUNFIRE 11 NOVEMBER 1917! the BEN was the carrier that launched the first RNAS torpedo attack 12 AUGUST 1915!
neither had flat decks but they were both "proper" carriers!
: The Ark Royal was also sunk before the
: "Lex" in November of 1941
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