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VIRAAT (R-22) class

Country of Origin: India

ship list

 0 VIRAAT-class VSTOL AIRCRAFT CARRIER (CVV) (ex-British HERMES class)

 Name          Pendant   Launched        Commissioned     Status
 VIRAAT        R-22      Feb. 16, 1953   Nov. 18, 1959    Stricken
   (ex-HMS HERMES, R-12)

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This carrier was laid down in 1944 as a unit of the British navy's ALBION class as the ELEPHANT . Construction of HMS HERMES was suspended after World War II and not resumed until the 1950s.

She operated conventional aircraft until 1971, when she was...

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