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Aircraft carriers operated by
the Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. Following federation of the Australian Colonies in 1901, the former colonial navies merged to become the Commonwealth Naval Forces.
From this early fleet the Royal Australian Navy was officially established in 1913 to become the new navy of the Commonwealth of Australia.

 

The Royal Navy continued to support the RAN and provide additional blue-water defence capability in the Pacific up to the early years of World War II.

Then, rapid wartime expansion saw the RAN's acquisition of aircraft carriers, other large surface vessels and the building of many warships and patrol boats.
Today, the RAN is one of the largest and most sophisticated naval forces in the Pacific region, with a significant presence in the Indian Ocean and worldwide operations in support of military campaigns and peacekeeping missions.




Sourc::http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Australian_Navy
The Royal Australian Navy has operated 3 aircraft carriers:
HMAS Vengeance HMAS Melbourn HMAS Sydney
Colossus class aircraft carrier Majestic class light aircraft carrier Colossus class light aircraft carrier
Copyright Photo:Royal Australian Navy    
Displacement: 18,150 tons Displacement: 20,320 tons Displacement: 19,550 tons
Launched: 23 February 1944 Launched: 28 February 1945
as HMS Majestic
Launched: 30 September 1944
Commissioned: 13 November 1952 Commissioned: 28 October 1955
as HMAS Melbourne
Commissioned: 16 December 1948
Decommissioned: 28 October 1955 Decommissioned: 30 May 1982 Decommissioned: 30 May 1958
Fate: Returned to Royal Navy,
then sold to Brazil
Fate: Sold to China for scrap in 1985. Fate: She was sold for scrapping on
28 October 1975.
Air crafts: 27 aircrafts Air Crafts: 27 aircraft Air Crafts: 37 aircraft
More about HMAS Vengeance More about HMAS Melbourn More about HMAS Sydney
More information about Aircraft carriers operated by the Royal Australian Navy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_carriers_of_the_Royal_Australian_Navy
http://www.navy.gov.au/History
 
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