Side view of HMS Begum

Side view of HMS Begum
A side view of the Ruler class escort carrier HMS Begum. When this picture was first published the Ruler class carriers were estimated to have a displacement of around 9,000 tons, rather less than their real standard displacement of 11,400 tons!
Fleet Air Arm Carrier Warfare, Kev Darling. A complete history of the Fleet Air Arm's use of aircraft carriers, from the earliest experiments during the First World War, through the Second World War, where the carriers became the most important capital ships in the navy, the Korean War, which saw the Fleet Air Arm involved from the beginning to the end, the Falklands War, which re-emphasised the important of the carrier and right up to the current 'super-carriers'. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (21 July 2010), HMS Begum , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_begum.html

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