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Aircraft Carrier histories. Royal Navy aircraft carriers of the Courageous Class. Aircraft carrier history of HMS Courageous from its launch to its participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of the carrier HMS Courageous.

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IF ANYONE CAN HELP.   WE ARE BEING ASKED FREQUENTLY ABOUT CREW LISTS FOR HMS COURAGEOUS.  ESPECIALLY AT THE TIME OF THE SINKING.  IF ANYONE CAN SUPPLY THIS INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL US AT  cranston@onetel.net     We will not display any requests for this information on our site  but as soon as we get anything we will display for the information

HMS Courageous, June 1923.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP733

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HMS Courageous, September 1917.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP734

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HMS Courageous, June 1923.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP735

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HMS Courageous at Malta.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  Walker Archive. Order Code  PHA104

HMS Courageous at Malta.

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HMS Courageous, May 1935.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP736

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP736

HMS Courageous, May 1935.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP737

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP737

HMS Courageous, July 1935.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP738

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HMS Courageous, May 1937.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP739

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP739

HMS Courageous, May 1937.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP740

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP740

HMS Courageous, May 1937.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP741

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP741

HMS Courageous, May 1937.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP742

Original republished MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price 5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP742

HMS Courageous, June 1938.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price 25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP743

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HMS Courageous.

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HMS Courageous

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HMS Courageous pictured c.1930

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HMS Courageous pictured after refits c.1936. 

Original Wright & Logan Postcard 1936 approx.  Price 25.  Click here to order.    Order Code  PHA009

HMS Courageous

HMS Courageous c.1930.

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HMS Courageous.  Sent in by Allan Lloyd

HMS Courageous.  Sent in by Allan Lloyd

HMS Courageous.

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HMS Courageous, 1929.

"Gun carriages, galleys and men of the South Staffordshire Regiment transporting to Palestine on HMS Courageous during trouble there in September 1929.

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Avro Bison, crashed on HMS Courageous, 1928.

Testing the Bison for the first time on HMS Courageous, July 1928.  "Engine started and then manipulated from deck by means of wires running to controls"

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Crashed Fairey IIIF on HMS Courageous, September 1929.

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Crew of HMS Courageous.

47 Mess, Malta, Christmas Day, 1928.

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GEORGE FRANCIS JONES.. My brother George Francis Jones aged 19 years died when Courageous was torpedoed on 17th September 1939.  Would like to receive information regarding him.  Contact Here

JOHN JOSEPH McSWEENEY..  I am searching for information about my father John Joseph McSweeney.  He may well have been known as John Sweeney, he joined the Royal Navy in 1936.  I know he saw service on HMS Courageous, he told me he was blown out of a porthole when the ship was struck by a torpedo in the first week of the war in September 1939.  I also know that my father was a gunner on boar HMS Rodney and was on duty when Rodney sund Bismarck.  My father passed away on August 17th 1997.  I am looking for anyone who kenw him or may have information that would be of interest to me.  Contact Here 

REGINALD PHILLIPS... My wife's uncle Reginal Phillips aged 19 died when the HMS Courageous was sunk in 1939.  Anyone with any information on him, his service number or how he died would be greatly appreciated.   gerald.atkinson1@btinternet.com 

My father joined the Navy as a 14 year old boy rating. His ship was torpedoed twice during the 2nd war. I came across a full page article in the local press about the sinking of HMS Courageous, complete with a photograph of my father and his interview. Click here to read the interview.

THOMAS McGUANE... My Uncle, Thomas Mc Guane was, a stoker on HMS Courageous and  survived the sinking.  I believe he was subsequently discharged after spending many hours in the water.  Does anybody remember him?   Peter Slevin.  pfs@clara.co.uk

INFORMATION.. Does anyone know if the HMS Courageous was in Belfast, Northern Ireland for repairs in 1940? Contact E Jones-Day at evelyn.ted@carrick49.fsnet.co.uk 

EDWIN OAKLEY... My great uncle, Edwin Oakley was a wireless operator and navigator on the HMS Courageous in about 1936. The family have lost track of him and I was hoping that someone may know what happened to him.  steveharman@idx.com.au

FRANK HALL..  My mother has told me that my father had a half-brother who served in the navy aboard the HMS Courageous.  She tells me that he died when the ship was sunk during WW2.  His name is Frank Hall and he would probably have been born in Warwickshire.  Can you give me any information about him at all?  Your help would be appreciated in tracing my family.  Gerald Southam  gsoutham@sympatico.ca

GARFIELD WALLIS.. My grandfather was from St Levan in Cornwall and served as a Petty Officer Stoker on Courageous. I would love further information about the Courageous or U29. Contact me at shimbo@freenetname.co.uk 

JAMES RUNNEGAR.. My uncle James was an 18 year old aboard the Courageous when she was sunk and did not survive. If anyone has any information regarding him or his circumstances e-mail me at rustle@bigpond.com 

JIMMY GREEN.. I believe my grandfather Jimmy, a leading signalman from Liverpool, was on board Courageous. If anyone has information about Jimmy please e-mail me at david.bull40@ntlworld.com 

ALBERT CARTER.. I have just found out that an uncle of mine died on HMS Courageous in 1939. I don't know the story of the ship or  my uncle and would be glad of any help you can offer. I would like to find out about him, what he did on board and where he's likely to have died. My Uncle Albert was from Trimdon in County Durham. I would be most grateful for any information. contact me at richard@tudor-davies.freeserve.co.uk 

CAN ANYBODY HELP. Can anybody tell me if HMS Courageous was a Portsmouth based ship or Devonport. contact richard.boryer@talk21.com