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Reply #1530 on: April 11, 2023, 07:05:19 AM
I'll watch the vid later on, but just wanted to mention that the HMS Victorious was actually loaned to the US Navy for a while and refitted to conduct US style naval aviation operations under the name USS Robin. She kept most of her RN crew but had her original (US made Lend-Lease) aircraft repainted in US markings. She was meant to strengthen the US Navy's carrier fleet during a period between when the US lost one carrier as well as another out of action, and when the new Essex-class carrier would enter service.

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Reply #1531 on: April 11, 2023, 11:21:34 AM
Cool! Didn't know that.  :bigthumb:

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Reply #1532 on: April 11, 2023, 03:54:46 PM

Best account I've seen on Victorious in the South Pacific.

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.