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Engadine

HMS ENGADINE just prior to Jutland, a/c is based on the Short 185, they tried a few different engines around then

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One of the earliest aircraft carriers (actually, a seaplane carrier). Saw action at the Battle of Jutland.

Engadine was originally built as a cross-channel steamer and, after World War I, she was converted back into a passenger vessel. In 1933 she was sold to the Philippines and renamed Corregidor. On 16 December 1941 the ship struck a mine and sank, with heavy loss of life, while attempting to evacuate civilians from the Manila. Ironically, the mine that sank the ship had been laid by her own side, proving the old military adage that "friendly fire isn't".
 

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You've done it again Jim, confounded me with your knowledge of these vessels. This is a fine piece in a double sense you're using a very fine brush too! An eye opener for me Jim.
regards,
Edgar.
 

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