ARK ROYAL CLASS (2 ships)
(ex- Audacious, March 19, 1946)
Displacement: 33,000 tons
Length: 850 ft
Aircraft: 100 or more
16 - 4.5 inch
Machinery: Parsons geared turbines. 4 shafts. S.H.P. 150,000
= 32 kts. Boilers : 8 Admiralty 3-drum type.
Notes: These two ships will be the largest British aircraft
carriers ever built. They are stated to be 90 percent welded
construction. Two more of this type, Africa end Eagle
was canceled. Latter had been ordered from Vickers-Armstrongs
(Tyne). Three much larger carriers, to have been named Gigraltar,
Malta and New Zealand, were also canceled.