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VIKRANT (R 11) class

Country of Origin: India

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 0 AIRCRAFT CARRIER (ex-British MAJESTIC class)

 Name      Pendant   Launched   Completed   Status
 VIKRANT   R-11      1945       1961        Stricken
   (ex-HMS HERCULES)

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This former British light carrier of the MAJESTIC class (laid down in 1943 and suspended at the end of the war) was completed specifically for the Indian navy. She was purchased in 1957 when 75 percent structurally complete. She was then completed in 1961 as the Indian navy's first aircraft carrier....

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