Aircraft carrier

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Comment by Tim Brown on May 2nd, 2022 at 9:04 am


reading with interest your comments on aircraft carrier history, but am afraid I need to coorect your statement, re: HMS Hermes was, “… originally laid down as a merchant ship, but was converted on the building stocks to be a seaplane carrier for a few trials in 1913, before being converted again to a cruiser, and back again to a seaplane carrier in 1914” HMS Hemes was built as a ‘Highflyer-class’ cruiser, completed and launched as such in 1898. In March 1913 she was placed in reserve and, the following month work began converting her for seaplane trials… and recommissioned on 7 May. After successful trials, she paid off on 30 December… “When the First World War broke out HMS Hermes was reactivated and rebuilt again as a carrier for reconnaissance aircraft” and recommissioned on 31 August 1914… but was sunk in the early weeks of WWII.

I hope you’ll accept this comment as intended. There are some other very interesting aspects of you article, and its a shame to have the truth of the whole bought into question by a simple misunderstanding of the fact.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on May 3rd, 2022 at 2:36 pm

Thank you, Time, for your comment.
That is valuable information on the HMS Hermes, and the article will be revised and corrected to incorporate these details.
Thank you again for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

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