List of seaplane carriers of the Royal Navy

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This is a list of Royal Navy seaplane carriers.

Key[edit]

Main guns The number and type of the main battery guns
Displacement Ship displacement at full combat load
Propulsion Number of shafts, type of propulsion system, and top speed generated
Service The dates work began and finished on the ship and its ultimate fate
Laid down The date the keel began to be assembled
Commissioned The date the ship was commissioned

Ships[edit]

HMS Campania
Main article: Seaplane carrier


Ship Aircraft Displacement Propulsion Service
Laid down Commissioned Fate
HMS Ark Royal 9 7,450 long tons (7,570 t) 2 shafts
Brown-Curtis geared turbines
6 boilers
7 November 1913 December 1914 Sold December 1946 for conversion to a merchant ship.
HMS Empress 3 2,540 long tons (2,581 t) 3 shafts
Parsons turbines
1906 25 August 1914 Returned to owners November 1919
HMS Engadine 4 1,676 long tons (1,703 t) 2 shafts
Steam turbine
1910 13 August 1914 Sold back to original owners 1919.
HMS Riviera 4 1,850 long tons (1,880 t) 3 shafts
Parsons turbines
6 boilers
1910 11 August 1914 Returned to owners 1919
HMS Campania 10 18,000 long tons (18,289 t) 2 shafts
Steam engines
1892 17 April 1915 Sank during a gale, 5 November 1918
HMS Anne 2 4,083 long tons (4,149 t) 1 shaft 1911 4 August 1915 Returned to owners 1922
HMS Raven II 2 4,678 long tons (4,753 t) 1 shaft 1911 12 June 1915 Sold for mercantile service 1923
HMS Ben-my-Chree 6 3,880 long tons (3,942 t) 3 shafts
Steam turbines
3 boilers
1907 3 March 1915 Sunk on 11 January 1917 by shore-based Turkish artillery fire.
HMS Vindex 7 2,950 long tons (2,997 t) 3 shafts
Steam turbines
4 boilers
1916 1 October 1918 Scrapped 1948
HMS Manxman 8 2,540 long tons (2,581 t) 2 shafts
Brown-Curtis geared turbines
1903 17 April 1916 Sold for Scrap 9 August 1949
HMS Nairana 7 3,547 long tons (3,604 t) 2 shafts
Parsons geared turbines
1914 25 August 1917 Sold 1920
HMS Pegasus 9 2,540 long tons (2,581 t) 2 shafts
Brown-Curtis geared turbines
1914 28 August 1917
HMS Albatross 9 6,350 long tons (6,452 t) 2 shafts
Steam turbines
4 boilers
5 May 1926 19 April 1938
HMS Vindictive 12 11,500 long tons (11,700 t) 4 shafts
Parsons turbines
12 boilers
29 June 1916 1 October 1918 Sold for scrap February 1946