Ark Royal air groupe, June 1940

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  1. Francis marliere

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    Gentlemen,

    I am looking for information about Ark Royal air group in June 1940 and would be more than pleased if you could help me.

    Best regards,

    Francis Marliere
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    for navypedia in may '40 5 Roc, 18 Skua and 21 Swordfish
     
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    From HMS Ark Royal aircraft carrier profile. Aircraft Carrier Database of the Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945


    FAA squadrons embarked Dates Aircraft type
    800 Jan 1939-April 1941 Skua II
    810 Jan 1939-Sept 1941 Swordfish I
    820 Jan-Sept 1939 Swordfish I
    821 Jan 1939-April 1940 Swordfish I
    803 April-Oct 1940 Skua II/Roc I
    818 Aug-Oct 1939 Swordfish I
    820 Sept 1939-June 1941 Swordfish I
    801 April-May 1940 Skua II
    701 June 1940 Walrus I
    818 June -July 1940 Swordfish I
    821X Dec 1940-Jan 1941 Swordfish I
    807 April 1940-Nov 1941 Fulmar II
    800Y June 1941 Fulmar I
    825 June 1941-Nov 1941 Swordfish I
    816 July 1941-Nov 1941 Swordfish I
    812 Sept 1941-Nov 1941 Swordfish I
    808 Oct 1941-Nov 1941 Fulmar II
    828 Oct 1941 Albacore I/Swordfish I
     
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    I wonder how many aircraft Ark would have carried if she had survived to use a carrier deck park in the Pacific.
     
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    She was designed for 72 but actual was about 60 an issue being a shortage of aircraft not space. With more aircraft available, the use of a deck park and other features I would expect 75 - 80 as being feasible.

    Using a guide the Illustrious was designed for 36 and ended up with 52 an increase of 16, So adding 16 to 60 (being conservative) would give you that 75 ish ballpark number.
     
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    Thanks a lot !

    Francis
     
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