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HMS Eagle - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Eagle

Name : HMS Eagle
Laid Down : 24th October 1942
Launched : 19th March 1946
Completed : 5th October 1951
Type : Aircraft Carrier
Class : Audacious
Builder : Harland and Wolff
Country : UK
Pennants : R05
Fate : Scrapped 19th October 1978.

Deck Letter E. Laid down as HMS Audacious, her name was changed to Eagle before launching.

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HMS Eagle, c.1952.


HMS Eagle, May 1959.


HMS Eagle, May 1959.


HMS Eagle, December 1964.


HMS Eagle, August 1972.


HMS Eagle, August 1972.


HMS Eagle, August 1974.


HMS Eagle, August 1974.


HMS Eagle pictured c. December 1951


HMS Eagle circa 1951


HMS Eagle.

Timeline Entries :


19th March 1946 - Launched
25th October 1951 - Capt. G. Willoughby in Command
18th March 1952 - Exercising in the English Channel
18th March 1952 - Capt Guy Willoughby in Command
13th September 1952 - Commenced "Exercise Mainbrace"
24th September 1952 - Completed "Exercise Mainbrace"
October 1952 - At Invergordon
January 1953 - Flagship of Rear-Admiral J.A. Hughes Hallett
January 1953 - Sailed UK for the Mediterranean
15th June 1953 - Participated in 1953 Coronation Review
16th September 1953 - Commenced "Exercise Mariner
5th October 1953 - Completed "Exercise Mariner"
25th December 1953 - At Plymouth
6th January 1954 - Sailed Portland for Home Fleet Spring Cruise
8th February 1954 - Sailed Portland for exercises with the Home Fleet
9th February 1954 - Sailed Portland for the Mediterranean
15th February 1954 - At Gibraltar
3rd May 1954 - At Malta for the visit of Queen Elizabeth
18th May 1955 - Flying Trials 40 miles South West of the Isle of Wight
19th May 1955 - Arrived Portsmouth
20th May 1955 - Sailed Portsmouth for the Mediterranean
24th February 1957 - Commissioned
16th September 1957 - Sailed the Clyde for N.A.T.O. Exercise
1st June 1958 - Off Barcelona
18th July 1958 - Arrived between Cyprus and Lebanon
November 1958 - Exercise "Phoenix"
11th April 1959 - At Plymouth
29th April 1959 - Visit of H.M. The Queen
June 1959 - Off Cyprus
24th April 1961 - At Plymouth
25th January 1964 - Sailed Plymouth for pre-commissioning trials in the English Channel
3rd November 1967 - At Aden for the withdrawal
29th July 1969 - Celebrating the 381st Anniversary of the Defeat of the Armada
3rd October 1969 - At Gibraltar during tension with Spain
25th March 1970 - Arrived Plymouth
2nd June 1970 - Capt. Ian Robertson in Command
26th September 1970 - Sailed Plymouth for trials
26th September 1970 - Sailed Plymouth
9th October 1970 - Arrived Plymouth
9th November 1970 - Sailed Plymouth for the Moray Firth and Flying trials
9th November 1970 - Sailed Plymouth
21st November 1970 - Arrived Southampton
26th November 1970 - Sailed Southampton
10th December 1970 - Arrived Plymouth
19th January 1971 - Sailed Plymouth
6th February 1971 - Arrived Gibraltar
8th February 1971 - Sailed Gibraltar
12th February 1971 - Arrived Villefranche
17th February 1971 - Sailed Villefranche
4th March 1971 - Arrived Malta
22nd March 1971 - Sailed Malta
31st March 1971 - Arrived Gibraltar
2nd April 1971 - Sailed Gibraltar
7th April 1971 - Arrived Plymouth
26th May 1971 - Sailed Plymouth
17th June 1971 - Arrived Capetown
22nd June 1971 - Sailed Capetown
8th July 1971 - Arrived Singapore
21st July 1971 - Sailed Singapore
9th August 1971 - Sailed Sydney
20th August 1971 - Arrived Auckland
26th August 1971 - Sailed Auckland
9th September 1971 - Arrived Fremantle
14th September 1971 - Sailed Fremantle
20th September 1971 - Arrived Singapore
4th October 1971 - Arrived Sydney
5th October 1971 - Sailed Singapore
15th October 1971 - Arrived Hong Kong
27th October 1971 - Sailed Hong Kong
22nd December 1971 - Arrived Durban
4th January 1972 - Sailed Durban
19th January 1972 - Arrived Gibraltar
20th January 1972 - Sailed Gibraltar
1978 - Broken up

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HMS Eagle and HMS Albion by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Eagle 1942-78 by Neil McCart


Up and Over by Randall Wilson.


HMS Eagle and HMS Albion by Ivan Berryman.

Moment of Truth by Robert Tomlin.

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