British Carriers at Portsmouth before 1960.
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WE have very little information prior to 1964.Aircraft carriers were frequently open to the public at Portsmouth Navy Days in the 50s. These occurred twice every year at Easter and August Bank Holidays. If you can add any information or make any corrections , please contact me!
20/01/1921    HMS Vindictive dep to Med. ret 28/2
16/03/1922    HMS Vindictive
23/12/1922    HMS Eagle
28/02/1923    HMS Argus  dep to  Arosa Bay
../05/1923    HMS Eagle 
19/09/1923    HMS Hermes      
26/09/1923    HMS Eagle dep
04/03/1924    HMS Hermes  arr from Devonport
26/02/1924    HMS Eagle  
30/04.1924    HMS Eagle
15/11/1924    HMS Hermes  dep  to Malta 
17/06/1925    HMS Hermes  dep to Malta
04/11/1925    HMS Furious 
13/01/1927    HMS Furious  refit  completed
01/02/1927    HMS Argus.dep to China  20 aircraft o/b Fairey Flycatcher+ Fairey Napier 30D


23/08/1927    HMS Furious . Boiler explosion  . 2 killed 
30/04/1928    HMS Furious 
21/08/1928    HMS Furious   Navy Week     
07/09/1928    HMS Argus  dep
01/08/1929    HMS Furious  Navy Week
              HMS Argus  Navy Week  
29/01/1930    HMS Courageous dep 3 feb
07/03/1930    HMS Glorious Spithead
12/03/1930    HMS Glorious  arr 
30/03/1930    HMS Argus
19/03/1930    HMS Furious
01/04/1930    HMS Glorious 
05/05/1930    HMS Furious , at Spithead 
              HMs Glorious  Spithead
24/05/1930    HMS Furious dep, ret  17 6 to Spithead
24/06/1930    HMS Glorious
../04/1930    HMS Ark Royal
04/08/1930    HMS Furious  Navy  Days
06/09/1930    HMS Courageous dep....  Spithead at 9th
24/09/1930    HMS Hermes arr  .dep  29
25/09/1930    HMS Ark Royal 
01/10/1930    HMS Ark Royal
20/11/1930    HMS Courageous
12/11/1930    HMS Hermes dep to China

** HMS Courageous and HMS Furious are Home Fleet .  in and out all the time **

04/02/1931    HMS Ark Royal at  Spithd also on 18/3
01/04/1931    HMS Courageous  by  09/06.1931 had Flt 450 463 464 o/b
31/07/1931    HMS Courageous   Navy Days   then Spithead for Schneider race  Sept 
18/02/1932    HMS Ark Royal  Spthd till 23 2 32
23/02/1932    HMS Furious    Spthd til 12 Mar 32
**May 1932    HMSCourageous Navy Days 
29/06/1932    HMS Ark Royal Spthd till  20 7.
25/04/1933    HMS Ark Royal
13/04/1933   HMS Courageous
23/04/1933    HMS Eagle dep
25/04/1933    HMS Ark  Royal Spithd
24/09/1933    HMS  Courageous ....aground Smith's Knoll
15/05/1934    HMS Courageous 
../08/1934       Navy Week.
05/11/1934    HMs Hermes dep to Singapore 21/11
10/05/1935    HMS Courageous  Spithead
20/08/1935    HMS Glorious dep 26 8
14/11/1936    HMS Glorious
09/02/1937    HMS Eagle dep 22th to China
03/05/1937    HMS Glorious , again  22 6 37 , 12 7 37.
10/01/1938    HMS Courageous dep
12/08/1938    HMS Argus
19/11/1938    HMS Ark Royal
24/03/1939    HMS Ark Royal  arr 
05/04/1939    HMS Ark Royal
27/07/1939    HMS Ark Royal
../03/1940    HMS Ark Royal 
09/02/1945     HMS  Indefatigable   dep to  Far East
05/02/1946     HMS Formidable arr from Far East
16/03/1946     HMS  Indefatigable, dep to Sydney 25/04   
13/06/1946     HMS Theseus

25/08/1946     HMS Collussus - to Cherbourg  for FRench Navy (on loan)
25/08/1946     HMS Formidable  dep to  Far East
29/08/1946     HMS Formidable  dep  Simgapore ..  12 Fireflies on board.
05/12/1946     HMS Indefatigable  dep Norfolk Virginia. ret 21/12
06/12/1946     HMS Formidable  to Singapore
03/02/1947     HMS Formidable arr  from Far East
22/03/1947     HMS Illustrious  arr
27/05/1947     HMS Illustrious dep to Invergordon
18/12/1947     HMS Illustrious   ret from Mediterranean
24/01/1948     HMS Theseus dep  to Rosyth
12/03/1949     HMS Illustrious(Spithead)
16/03/1949     HMS Implacable arr for Navy Days
24/03/1949     HMS Theseus for Navy Days
01/04/1949     HMS Implacable
15/04/1949     HMS Theseus(Navy Days)
17/04/1949     HMS Implacable (Navy Days)
21/04/1949     HMS Leviathan   for layup.
14/05/1948     HMS Illustrious
16/06/1949     HMS Warrior
01/07/1949     HMS Formidable
19/08/1949     HMS Implacable
09/09/1949     HMS Vengeance 
16/09/1949     HMS Illustrious arr
               HMS  Vengeance  arr
17/09/1949     HMS Victorious 
27/09/1949     HMS  Theseus
28/09/1949     HMS  Ocean arr from  Gibraltar
26/10/1949     HMS Glory   dep 1/11 for   Malta
02/12/1949     HMS Vengeance

12/01/1950     HMS Implacable(till  17th)
23/01/1950     HMS Vengeance dep
               HMS IMplacable  dep
02/02/1950     HMS  Illustrious
28/02/1950     HMS Ocean arr from Far East

05/05/1950     HMS Illustrious (tll 16/06)
19/07/1950     HMS Ocean  arr from  Far East
04/08/1950     HMS Implacable  Navy Days
               HMS Vengeance   Navy Days
18/08/1950     HMS Theseus  dep  for Korea .40 aircraft
19/08/1950     HMS Warrior  dep Far East
30/10/1950     HMS Glory .
08/11/1950     HMS Triumph  arr
04/09/1950     HMS Vengeance 
21/11/1950     HMS Warrior (Spithead)
29/11/1950     HMS Illustrious(Spithead)
11/12/1950     HMS Indomitable
15/01/1951     HMS  Vengeance
06/03/1951     HMS Implacable
12/04/1951     HMS Indomitable

02/02/1951     HMS illustrious arr
13/02/1951     HMS VEngeance dep.
06/03/1951     HMS Implacable 
02/05/1951     HMS TRiumph 
               HMS Warrior 
16/05/1951     hMS Implacable dep
29/05/1951     HMS Theseus  arr
05/06/1951     HMS Triumph dep  Famagusta  ,ret 23/06
               HMS Warrior  dep
../06/1951     HMS Formidable
27/07/1951     HMS Indomitable
16/08/1951     HMS Vengeance
05/09/1951     HMS Indomitable  dep
10/09/1951     HMS Warrior  arr from Japan. 
27/09/1951     HMS Illustrious 
25/10/1951     HMS Illustrious arr from  Malta 
               HMS Warrior dep to Singapore
05/11/1951     HMS Illustrious  dep Malta
               HMS Triumph  dep Middle East
21/11/1951     HMS Illustrious
23/11/1951     HMS TRiumph
28/11/1951     HMS Eagle  Spithead.
06/12/1951     HMS Theseus  
               HMS Indomitable
03/01/1952     HMS Indomitable
17/01/1952     HMS Indomitable
21/01/1952     HMS Vengeance dep  tp Gib,Malta, Singapore
01/02/1952     HMS Illustrious  arr. dep 22/2  
28/02/1952     HMS Eagle  dep.03/03
12/03/1952     HMS Victorious
../03/1952     HMS Theseus
23/03/1952     HMS Perseus
28/03/1952     HMS VEngeance
15/04/1952     HMS Indomitable (Navy Days)
20/04/1952     HMS Triumph
../05/1952     HMS Eagle  with 813 Sq,800 Sq
05/06/1952     HMS Theseus  arr 
11/06/1952     HMS Campania(dep taking Britain's atom bomb to Australia for testing, )
30/06/1952     HMS Triumph dep.
14/07/1952     HMS Indomitable  for Refit 
31/07/1952     HMS Formidable (Spithead)
12/07/1952     HMS Triumph   arr
../08/1952     HMS Theseus  for Navy Days
28/08/1952     HMS Vengeance arr
15/09/1952     HMS Vengeance dep to  R Aust Navy  at Devonport
01/10/1952     HMS Illustrious dep 2/10
17/11/1952     HMS Triumph  dep 
               HMS Illustrious dep
01/12.1952     HMS Theseus  arr
03/12/1952     HMS Perseus   dep 12/12  to Singapore , 848 Sq on board with 10 Dragonflies
../12/1952     HMS Unicorn
15/12/1952     HMS Campania arr  from Monte Bello Islands
12/01/1953     HMS Theseus dep to Singapore

.....1953 	HMS EAGLE.
.               809 Sqadron  Sea Hornet NF.21   VW946/J481         VW947/J482       VW953/J484     
                                                VW958/J485         VV440/J486       VW955/J483 
                                                VW961/J488         VW959/J489       VW954/J487
                             Skyraider AEW.1    WT944/J301         WT945/J302       WT946/J303
                                                WT948/J307         WT949/J308       WT951/J309
                                                WT954/J310         WT950/J311       WT953/J313
                                                WT952/J312        WT956/J314       WT955/J315

03/02/1953      HMS Indomitable
04/03/1953      HMS Perseus (departed to USA)
25/03/1953      HMS Victorious  
     
02/04/1953      HMS Perseus dep to USA 20/4  as aircraft ferry
07/05/1953      HMS Formidable  dep  to Rosyth for scrapping
15/06/1953      HMS Eagle(Spithead).
06/07/1953      HMS Glory arr from Far East
**/08/1953      HMS Perseus  Navy Days . Dep 17/8 to Far East   5 Helicopters
30/09/1953      HMS Ark Royal 
02/10/1953      HMS Centaur Spithead 
                HMS Glory   , dep 2/11 
24/10/1953      HMS Eagle from  Invergordon
18/10/1953      HMS Indomitable  dep
                HMS Triumph
02/11/1953      HMS Glory  to Malta
07/11/1953      HMS Illustrious(Spithead)
07/11/1953      HMS Eagle (Spithead)  
03/12/1953      HMS Perseus 
../01/1954      HMS Implacable
../01/1954      HMS Centaur (Angle deck fitting)
16/02/1954      HMS Warrior arr
03/03/1954      HMS Centaur 
21/04/1954      HMS  Perseus
11/05/1954      HMS Glory  
14/05/1954      HMS Centaur(Spithead)
26/05/1954      HMS Albion , to Spithead 31/5
01/06/1954      HMS Eagle  
                HMS Albion  Spithead           
16/06/1954      HMS Glory ( ferry carrier)                              
07/07/1954      HMS Centaur ( to Spithead 21/7  )
10/07/1954      HMS Albion
12/07/1954      HMS Perseus  
14/07/1954      HMS Illustrious  arr
21/07/1954      HMS Centaur  Spithead  
27/08/1954      HMS Albion     
28/09/1954      HMS Albion   Spithead   
01/10/1954      HMS Albion(Spithead)
15/10/1954      HMS Perseus dep Rosyth storage
30/11/1954      HMS Illustrious(Spithead)..
../11/1954      HMS Implacable  to Rosyth storage     
08/11/1954      HMS Bulwark dep 01/55
01/12/1954      HMS Warrior Spithead
15/12/1954      HMS Perseus dep 7/3/55
06/12/1954      HMS Glory
23/03/1955      HMS Ark Royal
08/04/1955      HMS Albion (Navy Days)
20/04/1955      HMS Eagle fr  Spithead
24/04/1954      HMS Centaur dep
20/05/1955      HMS Victorious  .Floated in dry dock       
23/05/1955      HMS Ark Royal arr
07/06/1955      HMS  CEntaur  from Med
../06/1955      HMS Ark Royal (Spithead)
29/05/1955      HMS Bulwark  dep to Norway
24/06/1955      HMS Bulwark 
                HMS Implacable    
                HMS Albion 
                HMS Centaur
                HMS Ark Royal ( Spithead)       
07/06/1955 	HMS Centaur (also 7 July and  Nov  55)	
../07/1955      HMS Albion
29/07/1955      HMS Bulwark  Navy Days
08/07/1955      HMS Glory arr from Korea
04/08/1955      HMS Vengeance (Aust crew
17/09/1955      HMS Theseus
30/09/1955      HMS Ark Royal       
03/10/1955      HMS Ocean  arr.
25/10/1955      HMS Theseus   arr ,,,to CYprus
27/10/1955      HMS Implacable ., dep for scrapping.                
04/11/1955      HMS Albion	arr
                HMS CEntaur     arr

../08/1955      HMS Bulwark(Navy Days)	
13/02/1956      HMS Centaur 
                HMS Albion (Spithead)

26/06/1956      HMS  Albion   to Malta 
05/08/1956      HMS Theseus dep to Mediterranean
06/08/1956      HMS Bulwark  dep to Suez   1 Sq  gannets  , 2 Sq  Seahawks	
07/08/1956      HMS Ocean dep to Mediterranean
16/09/1956      HMS Albion   dep to Malta 
05/11/1956      HMS Theseus to Med
01/02/1957      HMS  Warrior dep to Christmas Island	
03/09/1957      HMS  Albion  dep 
14/01/1958      HMS  Victorious
                HMS Albion 
24/03/1958      HMS Victorious   , fire o/b
27/06/1958      HMS  Ark Royal arr
17/07/1958      HMS Victorious
22/07/1958      HMS Albion  dep to Malta ret 15/09
27/09/1958      HMS Albion 
10/08/1959      HMS Victorious arr  from New York

							
		

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