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Escort Carrier

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a refrigerated cargo/passenger liner converted to a Escort Carrier during WW11. British built, her plates were rivetted, and there was no cataput on her narrow, steel flight deck.
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published by Secker & Warburg
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Apr 19, 2016 Norman rated it really liked it
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An excellent historical account of the World War II Royal Navy escort carrier, HMS Vindex.
This vessel was being built as a merchant vessel when she was taken over by the Admiralty and completed as an aircraft carrier. She pioneered and specialised in Night flying and was involved in many innovations relating to various aspects of operating naval aircraft, in particular her obsolete Fairey Swordfish and Sea Hurricanes. A fascinating read which gives ap good insight into the personalities which ma
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