HMS ''Furious''

  • Warships Of History
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Originally a “Courageous”-Class Battlecruiser built towards the end of World War I , she was constructed and launched between 1915 and 1917. Lightly Armored, “Furious ” was only equipped with twin 18-inch Main Guns. In 1925, her Main Deck was removed and she was renovated into an Aircraft Carrier. Her Mission was to provide Flight Deck Training to Pilots. “Furious” could carry up to 36 various types of Aircraft. HMS “Furious” featured a much smaller Flight Deck than traditional Aircraft Carriers of The Period. She still retained much of her “Courageous”-Class Battlecruiser appearance. She displaced 22,000-tons and was 795-feet long with a 88-foot Beam (Tall). Powered by (4) Steam Turbines and (18) Boilers. She could achieve 36-mph. Able to range 8,000-miles, “Furious” crewed closed to 800 Officers and Crew. Her Armament included (10) 5.5-inch Guns and (6) 102mm Anti-Aircraft Guns. Her Armor plating ranged from 1 to 3-inches throughout. Despite her Training Status, “Furious” did participate in Operations against German Shipping in The Norwegian Campaign of 1940, as well as Missions around West Africa and Gibraltar in 1941. Her Aircraft fought against The German Battleship “Tripitz” in 1944. However get “age” precluded against further Combat Missions, and she was sent to The Home Fleet, were she was Ported until the end of The War in Europe (1945). She was decommissioned and sold for scrap in 1948.