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H.M.S. Glorious (77)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Aircraft Carrier (built as large cruiser)
Builder Harland & Wolff, Belfast. United Kingdom
Laid down 1. May 1915
Launched 20. April 1916
Commissioned 14 Octobert 1917
Fate Used as training vessel post WWI.
Decommissioned 1921 and scheduled to be scrapped.
Converted to aircraft carrier 1. February 1924 - 10. March 1930 at Rosyth and Devonport Dockyards.
Refitted 1. May 1934 - 23. July 1935
Sunk 8. June 1940 by the German battleships Scharnhorst & Gneisenau west of Harstead, Norway, Norwegian Sea
Displacement
Standard 19.230 tons (as cruiser)
16.500 tons (as carrier)
Full Load 22.690 tons (as cruiser)
27.000 tons (as carrier)
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 229,6 m (735,3')
Lenght (Overall) 239,6 m (786,3')
Beam (design) 24,7 m (81')
Beam (after conversion) 27,3 m (89,7')
Draft 7,6 m (25')
Flight Deck Length 213 m (700')
Flight Deck Width 24,3 m (80')
Armament (design)
Main battery 4 x 380 mm (15")/42 cal MkI (2 x 2)
Removed in conversion
Secondary battery 18 x 102 mm (4")/45 cal QF HA MkV (18 x 1)
Anti-Aircraft 2 x 76 mm (12pdr) QF HA MkI (2 x 1)
Torpedoes 2 x 533 mm (21") submerged (2 x 1)
Later 14 x 533 mm (21") (2 submerged 10 above deck)
Armament (after conversion)
Main battery 16 x 120 mm (4.7")/40 cal QF MkVIII (16 x 1)
Anti-Aircraft 4 x 40,5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal MkVIII (4 x 1)
Armament (1939-40)
Main battery 16 x 120 mm (4.7")/40 cal QF MkVIII (16 x 1)
Anti-Aircraft 24 x 40,5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal MkVIII (3 x 8)
4 x 40,5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal MkVIII (4 x 1)
Radars
Radars None
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 24-48 (after conversion)
Armour (design)
Belt 51-76 mm (2"-3") vertical
Deck 38-19 mm (1,5"-0,75")
Barbettes 76-177 mm (3"-7")
Turrets 330 mm (13") face
Conning Tower 254 mm (10")
Armour (after conversion)
Belt 76-38 mm (3"-1,5")
Deck 51-19 mm (2"-0,75")
Hangar 25 mm (1")
Propulsion
Boilers 18 Yarrow small tube
Turbines Parsons geared steam
Shafts 4
Horsepower 90.000 shp
Endurance 5.850 NM at 16 knots
Speed 32 knots (design)
30,5 knots (maximum after conversion)
29,5 knots sea speed
Oil Bunkerage 3.685 tons
Complement
Usual 825-856 as cruiser
1100-1200 as carrier (higher at the time of sinking)

H.M.S. Glorious (77) - Photo Gallery
H.M.S. Glorious in Narvik, Norway 1940.
H.M.S. Glorious in Norway 1940 shortly before she was sunk by Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Photo taken from destroyer H.M.S. Highlander.

Credits
Gary Martin, UK Supplied a lot of material from his private archive. Gary Martin is a relative to one of the lost sailors.
Mike Sellick, UK Supplied a lot of material from his private archive. Mike Sellick is a relative to one of the lost sailors.


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