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Carrier Furious

Carrier Furious

Begun as a cruiser in in 1915, completed as such in July 1917, rebuilt as a carrier in Nov 1917.Rebuilt again in 1918.
786 feet long, displacement 22,450, accommodating 35 aircraft.

Picture probably taken in the thirties. The plane remains to be identified

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Interesting picture. Thanks, Stein.
 

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Well done Stein, another great picture. Youv'e got me beat on this aircraft stein??? I havn't a clue. With the Tail configuration, It could be a Westlands made Aircraft (wapiti or something similar). Fearful thought Landing on that. Rgds.
 

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I think it is a Fairey 3F of the Fleet Air Arm. The second allocation of naval aircraft numbers was 801-1600
 

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About the airplane I can say nothing other than that the Fairey 3F I have no picture of, but have not found any other to fit. Searching for this though, I came across some statistic on late thirties British Carriers, that might add to Strwbs' comment on landing here. Flight deck lenghth: Argus: 168m. Furious: 175m. Corageous/Glorious: 181m. Hermes: 182m. Eagle: 202,6m. Ark Royal: 244m.
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I suspect the carrier would be "Furious" - with a pilot making an approach at that angle, it has every right to be "Furious"! (Jester)
 

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Having given your idea long consideration Ray, I have come to the conclusion that the plane is about to overshoot the carrier completely, so that the angle of approach itself would be no reason for heated temper. But then again I'm no carrier psychologist. Stein
 

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Stein

see http://www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/york_class.htm

this (halfway down on the right) shows York catapulting a Fairey 3F flying boat---- the profile (except,naturally for the floats) looks identical

I've done a little more digging-- see
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-fornv/uk/uksh-f/furis-6c.htm

which shows 3Fs being flown from Furious.

Hope this helps-- regards.
 

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I'll take that as definite confirmation; Fairey 3F is the plane pictured above. Stein.
 

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I bow to more experienced knowledge.Rgds.
 

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Where was the bridge on this vessel. Also was the "lower" flight deck just used as a storage hanger? If so why "open" at the bow?
 

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