Battleships of the Chilean Navy: Almirante Latorre Class Battleships, HMS Eagle, Chilean Battleship Almirante Latorre Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158747719

Published: September 28th 2010

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28 pages


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Battleships of the Chilean Navy: Almirante Latorre Class Battleships, HMS Eagle, Chilean Battleship Almirante Latorre  by  Books LLC

Battleships of the Chilean Navy: Almirante Latorre Class Battleships, HMS Eagle, Chilean Battleship Almirante Latorre by Books LLC
September 28th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 28 pages | ISBN: 9781158747719 | 5.29 Mb

Chapters: Almirante Latorre Class Battleships, Hms Eagle, Chilean Battleship Almirante Latorre, Chilean Battleship Almirante Cochrane. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership inMoreChapters: Almirante Latorre Class Battleships, Hms Eagle, Chilean Battleship Almirante Latorre, Chilean Battleship Almirante Cochrane. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online.

Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: HMS Eagle (pennant number 94) was an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. It was laid down prior to the First World War as the Battleship Almirante Cochrane for Chile. In 1917 she was purchased by Britain for conversion to a through-deck aircraft carrier, being commissioned in 1924. Eagle remained in service at the outbreak of the Second World War, serving mainly in the Mediterranean, where she was took part in escorting several convoys to Malta, and in delivering fighter aircraft to Malta to boost its air defences.

Eagle was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-73 on 11 August 1942 while escorting a convoy to Malta during Operation Pedestal. In 1911, the Chilean Navy ordered two 28,000 ton displacement Super-dreadnought battleships, each to be armed with ten 14 inch (356 mm) and sixteen 6 inch (152 mm) guns, to be named Almirante Latorre and Almirante Cochrane.

Latorre was laid down in November 1911, with Almirante Cochrane being laid down at the Armstrong yards at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 20 February 1913. On the outbreak of the First World War, construction of the two ships was suspended. As Almirante Latorre was almost complete, she was purchased for the Royal Navy, entering service as HMS Canada in 1915. Construction of Almirante Cochrane was much less advanced, and no work was carried out until 1917, when the British decided to complete her as an aircraft carrier for the Royal Navy. She was therefore purchased from Chile at a cost of 1.3 million ( 54 million as of 2010), to be converted into the carrier HMS Eagle.

She was the fourteenth ship to bear that name. Her initial ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1967320



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