Allied Warships

Aircraft carriers

Colossus class

10 ships

The aircraft carrier HMS Glory (62) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeAircraft carrier
Displacement13190 BRT 
Length695 feet (oa) 
Complement1300 men 

24 2pdr AA (6x4)
32 20mm AA
37 aircraft 

Max speed25 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power40000 HP 
Notes on class

HMS Pioneer and HMS Perseus were completed as aircraft maintenance ships. 

All ships of the Colossus class

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Colossus (15)
HMS Glory (62)
HMS Ocean (68)
HMS Theseus (64)
HMS Triumph (ii) (16)
HMS Venerable (04)
HMS Vengeance (71)
HMS Warrior (31) (To the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Warrior)

Aircraft maintenance carrier

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Perseus (ii) (D 51)
HMS Pioneer (D 76)

10 Aircraft carriers of the Colossus class.

Full wartime service history on this vessel.

See all Aircraft carrier classes.

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