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HMS Formidable - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Formidable

Name : HMS Formidable
Laid Down : 17th June 1937
Launched : 17th August 1939
Completed : 24th November 1940
Type : Aircraft Carrier
Class : Illustrious
Builder : Harland and Wolff
Country : UK
Pennants : 67, R1 BPF, R67
Fate : Scrapped 12th May 1953.

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HMS Formidable


HMS Formidable


HMS Formifable, August 1939.


HMS Formidable, 1940.


HMS Formidable, May 1948.


HMS Formidable, April 1950.


HMS Formidable.

Timeline Entries :


17th August 1939 - Launched
24th November 1940 - Commissioned
24th November 1940 - Commissioned
2nd February 1941 - Attacked harbor installations at Mogadishu
27th March 1941 - Participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan
17th May 1941 - Patrolling off Crete
19th September 1941 - At Norfolk Virginia repairing
26th March 1942 - In the Maldives
29th March 1942 - Sailed Maldives
2nd April 1942 - Arrived Maldives
October 1942 - Sailed Scapa Flow. Support for Allied landings in North Africa (Operation Torch)
30th October 1942 - Arrived Gibraltar
3rd November 1942 - Sailed Gibraltar
November 1944 - British Pacific Fleet
November 1944 - Capt. W. G. Andrewes, CBE, DSO
14th January 1945 - Sailed Gibraltar
17th January 1945 - Off Malta
21st January 1945 - Arrived Alexandria
27th January 1945 - Sailed Alexandria. Arrived off Port Said
28th January 1945 - Anchored at Port Suez
1st February 1945 - Arrived Aden
2nd February 1945 - Sailed Aden
8th February 1945 - Arrived Colombo
16th July 1945 - Attacked the Tokyo area
17th July 1945 - Attacked the Tokyo Area
5th February 1946 - Arrived Portsmouth from Sydney
5th February 1946 - Capt. P. Rucke-Keene in Command
13th February 1946 - Capt George Cunningham Paton Menzies Assumed Command
April 1946 - Capt George Cunningham Paton Menzies Relinquished Command
1953 - Broken up

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