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Diary September 22, 1945

aircraft carrier Vikrant
The ‘Colossus’ class were ordered as a batch of 16 vessels, but the last 6 were modified to operate heavier aircraft. With the end of the war, building was halted until a decision of their future could be made. Five were completed later and sold to foreign navies. ‘Hercules’ was completed in 1961 as ‘Vikrant’ for India.
Diary for Saturday, September 22, 1945:

Home Fronts

Britain: Aircraft carrier Hercules launched on the Tyne (joins RIN (Royal Indian Navy) in 1961, as Vikrant).

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