HMS Audacity (1941)
HMS Audacity was the first British escort aircraft carrier. She was converted in mid-1940 from a captured merchantman, SS Hannover, renamed Sinbad, and then Empire Audacity. The conversion, completed in June 1941 was instructive for future conversion, as she only carried 6 operational aircraft. She escorted 4 convoys before being sunk in December by U-751.
Tone class cruisers (1937)
Weekly Update ! The #Tone class cruisers (1937): The last prewar #IJN cruisers, follow up of the #Mogami were no longer bound by the treaty of London or heavy artillery cap for cruisers. They were rebuilt as Japan retired from all treaties. For the first time, an all forward artillery with twin 8-in guns was tried, freeing the aft section for extra reconnaissance aviation. Tone and Chikuma would be the last completed IJN heavy cruisers, commissioned in 1938-39. They saw heavy action in #WW2, being sunk in 1944 and 1945. #imperialjapanesenavy #japanesenavy #pacificwar https://bit.ly/3PpP1gb
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