HMS Furious (47)
Aircraft Carrier of the Furious class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Wallsend|
|Ordered||19 Mar 1917|
|Laid down||8 Jun 1915|
|Launched||15 Aug 1916|
|Commissioned||14 Oct 1917|
|End service||15 Sep 1944|
During World War II HMS Furious was stationed in the North Sea and North Atlantic from September 1939 till April 1940. She took part in the Norwegian campaign between April-June 1940, and subsequently was stationed on northern patrols between June 1940 and October 1941.
HMS Furious underwent a refit in the USA between October 1941 and April 1942, subsequently operating in the Mediterranean between April 1942 and January 1943, which included ferrying spitfires to Malta between August and October 1942, and taking part in the North African landings in November 1942.
Furious returned to operate as part of the Home Fleet, taking part in operations against Norway between January and September 1944. Notable operations at this time included her participation on all air strikes against the German Battleship Tirpitz in Northern Norway between April-June 1944 (including Operations Tungsten, Mascot and Goodwood).
She was decommissioned on 15 September 1944. She spent the last year of the war as an accommodation ship, and post-war she was used as an explosives target and trials ship from May 1945 until 1948.
Sold for scrapping January 1948 and stripped at Dalmuir in March 1948, she was broken up at Troon from June 1948. Scrapping was only completed in 1954.
Commands listed for HMS Furious (47)
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|1||Capt. Marshal Llewelyn Clarke, DSC, RN||16 May 1939||1 Jan 1940|
|2||Capt. Thomas Hope Troubridge, RN||1 Jan 1940||14 Dec 1940|
|3||Capt. Arthur George Talbot, DSO, RN||14 Dec 1940||23 Oct 1941|
|4||Cdr. Michael Bryan Laing, RN||23 Oct 1941||15 Nov 1941|
|5||Capt. Tom Oliver Bulteel, RN||15 Nov 1941||Dec 1941|
|6||Cdr. Michael Bryan Laing, RN||Dec 1941||20 Jan 1942|
|7||Capt. Tom Oliver Bulteel, RN||20 Jan 1942||26 Feb 1943 (+)|
|8||Cdr. Harold Godfrey Dickinson, RN||26 Feb 1943||28 Feb 1943|
|9||Capt. George Tothill Philip, DSC, RN||28 Feb 1943||15 Sep 1944|
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