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HMS Implacable

British fleet carrier HMS Implacable at sea in 1945.

The Implacable-class aircraft carrier was a type of fleet carrier in service in the British, Australian, and Canadian navies during World War II. The Implacable-class is 870 feet (265.18 meters) in length, 91 feet (27.74 meters) wide, can carry ~90 aircraft, and has a top speed of 33.6 knots (62.23 km/hr).[1]

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Aircraft Carrier
  • Service Period: 1941-1985
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 870 feet (265.18 meters)
    • Beam: 95 feet 9 inches (29.19 meters)
    • Draught: 36 feet (10.97 meters)
    • Displacement: 28,750 tons (Standard); 34,500 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 2,750
  • Power: 180,000 shp
  • Propulsion: 8 x 600 psi boilers, 4 x geared steam turbines, 4 x shafts, 150,000 shp
  • Range: 20,000 nautical miles (37,040 kilometers)
  • Speed: 33.6 knots (62.23 km/hr)
  • Sensors:
    • Type 277 height-finding RDF x 1
    • Type 279 early-warning RDF x 1
    • Type 281 early-warning RDF x 1
    • Type 282 gunnery RDF x 6
    • Type 285 gunnery RDF x 4
    • Tachyometric RDF-based Air-Defense and Identification System (TRADIS)
  • Armament:
    • 16 x QF 4.5"/45-caliber Mk.III/IV/V dual purpose guns (8x2)
    • 36 x Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft guns (18x2)
    • 64 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (16x4)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 4.5-inches (114.3 mm)
    • Hangar Deck: 4.5-inches (114.3 mm)
    • Hangar Sides: 2-inches (50.8 mm)
    • Bulkheads: 2-inches (50.8 mm)
    • Magazines: 4.5-inches (114.3 mm)
  • Aircraft Carried: 95

Unit RunEdit

Royal NavyEdit

  • HMS Implacable (R86)
  • HMS Indefatigable (R10)
  • HMS Perseus (R11)
  • HMS Invincible (R12)
  • HMS Resistance (R13)
  • HMS Rodney (R14)
  • HMS Ethalion (R15)
  • HMS Brave (R16)
  • HMS Pioneer (R17)
  • HMS Triumph (R18)

Royal Australian NavyEdit

  • HMAS Melbourne
  • HMAS Australia

Royal Canadian NavyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Intermission #5

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