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HMS Eagle - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Eagle

Name : HMS Eagle
Laid Down : 20th February 1913
Launched : 8th June 1918
Completed : 26th February 1924
Type : Aircraft Carrier
Class :
Builder : Armstrong
Country : UK
Pennants : 94
Fate : Sunk 11th August 1942.

HMS Eagle was built at Clydebank, and was launched on the 8th of June 1918, a former Battleship construction suspended in 1914. during world war two HMS Eagle served off China in 1939, East Indies 1939 - 1940, Mediterranean in 1940 - 1941. and in the South Atlantic 1941 - 1942 and Force H in 1942, she was sunk by U-73, North of Algiers on the 11th August 1942. Capable of carrying 40 planes she was originally destined to be a battleship for Chile but was bought back and altered. The crane which can be seen was used to hoist aircraft from the hangars onto the flight deck. Displacement: 22,600 tons. Speed: 23 knots. Armament: twelve 6 ins guns, four 4 ins AA guns, four 3 pdr guns and six 21in torpedo tubes. Complement: 950.

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HMS Eagle, 1919.


HMS Eagle, 1920.


HMS Eagle, October 1934.


HMS Eagle, 1939.


HMS Eagle


HMS Eagle


HMS Eagle.

Timeline Entries :


22nd January 1913 - Laid down
8th June 1918 - Pennant Number 94
8th June 1918 - Launched
2nd May 1923 - Undergoing alterations at Portsmouth
2nd June 1925 - Sailed Malta
5th June 1925 - Arrived Palma
9th June 1925 - Sailed Palma
10th June 1925 - Arrived Valencia
16th June 1925 - Sailed Valencia
24th June 1925 - Arrived Pollenza
1st July 1925 - Sailed Pollenza
4th July 1925 - Arrived Rapallo
10th July 1925 - Sailed Rapallo
11th July 1925 - Arrived St. Florent
16th July 1925 - Sailed St. Florent
17th July 1925 - Arrived Palma
23rd July 1925 - Sailed Palma for Malta
26th July 1925 - Arrived Malta
29th June 1929 - Picked up airmen off the Azores
1st July 1929 - Arrived Gibraltar
10th August 1929 - Arrived Argostoli
19th August 1929 - Sailed Argostoli
21st August 1929 - Arrived Malta
1st October 1932 - Paid Off. Plymouth
1st October 1932 - Cmdr. W. E. Parry in Command
15th March 1933 - Capt. Lionel Wells in Command
28th March 1933 - Completed to full crew at Devonport
28th March 1933 - Completed to full complement
28th March 1933 - Capt. L.V. Wells in Command
22nd April 1933 - Sailed Plymouth for Spithead
22nd April 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
22nd April 1933 - Arrived Portsmouth
22nd April 1933 - Arrived Spithead to embark aircraft
28th April 1933 - Sailed Spithead for Far East
29th April 1933 - Sailed Portsmouth
29th April 1933 - Capt. L.V. Wells in Command
29th April 1933 - Sailed Portsmouth for Gibraltar
4th May 1933 - Arrived and sailed Gibraltar
8th May 1933 - Arrived Malta
10th May 1933 - Sailed Malta
14th May 1933 - Arrived Port Said
15th May 1933 - Sailed Port Said
15th May 1933 - Suez
19th May 1933 - Arrived Aden
21st May 1933 - Sailed Aden
28th May 1933 - Arrived Colombo
1st June 1933 - Sailed Colombo
7th June 1933 - Arrived Singapore
9th June 1933 - Sailed Singapore
15th June 1933 - Arrived Hong Kong
29th July 1933 - Arrived Tsingtao
5th August 1933 - Arrived Chefoo
9th January 1934 - Sailed Hong Kong for Singapore
14th January 1934 - Arrived Singapore
15th January 1934 - Arrived Singapore
7th February 1934 - Sailed Singapore for Port Swettenham
8th February 1934 - Sailed Singapore for Port Dickson
8th February 1934 - Arrived Port Swettenham
14th February 1934 - Sailed Port Swettenham for Penang
15th February 1934 - Arrived Penang
23rd February 1934 - Sailed Penang for Singapore
24th February 1934 - Arrived Singapore
28th February 1934 - Arrived Singapore
2nd March 1934 - Sailed Singapore for Manila
30th April 1934 - On the China Station
10th May 1934 - Sailed Chusan
12th May 1934 - Arrived Tsingtao
18th May 1934 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei from Tsingtao
July 1934 - Jul 1934 At Wei Hai Wei
1st August 1934 - Sailed Chefoo for Tsingtao
18th October 1934 - Sailed Chusan for Hong Kong
20th October 1934 - Arrived Hong Kong
23rd November 1934 - Arrived Batavia
29th November 1934 - Sailed Batavia for Singapore
1st December 1934 - Arrived Singapore
5th December 1934 - At Singapore
31st December 1934 - Sailed Singapore
1st January 1935 - Sailed Singapore
5th January 1935 - Arrived Colombo
5th January 1935 - Arrived Colombo
6th January 1935 - Arrived Colombo
8th January 1935 - Sailed Colombo
8th January 1935 - Sailed Colombo for Aden
9th January 1935 - Sailed Colombo
15th January 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar
16th January 1935 - Arrived Aden
17th January 1935 - Sailed Aden
17th January 1935 - Arrived and sailed Aden
21st January 1935 - Arrived Suez
21st January 1935 - Arrived Suez
22nd January 1935 - Arrived and sailed Port Said
22nd January 1935 - Sailed Suez
22nd January 1935 - Sailed Suez
22nd January 1935 - Arrived and sailed Port Said
23rd January 1935 - Arrived Alexandria
23rd January 1935 - Arrived Alexandria
27th January 1935 - Sailed Alexandria
27th January 1935 - Sailed Alexandria
30th January 1935 - Arrived Malta
30th January 1935 - Arived Malta
22nd March 1935 - Arrived Malta
31st March 1935 - Arrived Gibraltar and sailed for Plymouth
5th April 1935 - Arrived Plymouth to joine the Plymouth reserve
5th April 1935 - Capt. L.V. Wells in Command
5th April 1935 - Arrived Plymouth
5th August 1935 - Eagle At Plymouth for Navy Week
5th November 1935 - Sailed Hong Kong
31st December 1935 - Sailed Singapore for Colombo
4th March 1937 - Arrived Malta
16th March 1937 - Arrived Port Said
25th March 1937 - Sailed Aden
28th May 1937 - Sailed Hong Kong for Wei Hai Wei
3rd June 1937 - Arrived Wei Hai Wei
22nd July 1937 - Arrived Tsingtao
23rd July 1937 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei
24th July 1937 - Arrived Tsingtao
2nd August 1937 - Sailed Tsingtao
14th August 1937 - Arrived Chingwangtao
23rd August 1937 - Sailed Chinwangtao
10th October 1937 - Sailed Taku Bar for Hong Kong
January 1938 - China Station
7th March 1938 - Sailed Penang for Singapore
23rd March 1938 - Sailed Singapore for Jesselton
1st April 1938 - Sailed Jesselton for Manila
3rd April 1938 - Arrived Manila
12th September 1938 - Sailed Hong Kong
11th April 1939 - Sailed Singapore for Bali
15th April 1939 - Arrived Bali
20th April 1939 - Sailed Bali for Singapore
24th April 1939 - Arrived Singapore
26th July 1939 - Sailed Wei Hai Wei for Hong Kong
31st July 1939 - Arrived Hong Kong from Wei Hai Wei
4th August 1939 - Recommissioned at Hong Kong
2nd September 1939 - China Station
3rd September 1939 - Sailed Singapore to patrol Padang area, then to Trincomalee
8th November 1939 - Sailed Singapore for Colombo
12th November 1939 - Arrived Colombo
23rd November 1939 - Force I. At Colombo
12th December 1939 - Arrived Durban
14th December 1939 - Sailed Durban
15th December 1939 - Arrived Durban
25th January 1940 - Sailed Colombo
26th January 1940 - Arrived Trincomalee
30th January 1940 - At Colombo
13th February 1940 - Force I
14th March 1940 - In the Bay of Bengal
9th May 1940 - Sailed Singapore after repairs
7th September 1940 - Battle Of Punto Stilo, Italy
10th November 1940 - At Alexandria with defects
12th June 1942 - Joined the convoy (Operation Harpoon) for Malta.
11th August 1942 - Sunk by U-73

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HMS Victorious by Ivan Berryman.


HMS Kelly by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Eagle 1942-78 by Neil McCart


HMS Barham with HMS Eagle in Valetta Harbour in Malta during the 1930s by Ivan Berryman.


Viceless Lady by Ivan Berryman. (GS)

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