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VIRAAT (R-22) class

Country of Origin: India

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


The VIRAAT, or Mighty, was a former British aircraft carrier, purchased and operated by India. The carrier was a vertical and/or short take-off and landing (VSTOL) capable vessel designed to carry both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

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