View Full Version : WI the Ark Royal had not been sunk in the Med .
April 18th, 2011, 09:20 AM
WI the Ark Royal not been hit on the 13.11.1941 torpedoed E of Gibraltar by a German submarine U 81 and was sent to the Indian ocean with the ILLUSTRIOUS which was hit on the 10.01.1941 damaged in Mediterranean Sea by a German Ju-87s .
Let say these two ships were refitted in the US and then sent to the Indian ocean with full loads of new FAA aircraft .
How would this of changed the War .
April 18th, 2011, 10:27 AM
I sense a night attack coming.
April 18th, 2011, 12:12 PM
What kind of new FAA aircraft?
April 18th, 2011, 12:31 PM
If the Ark Royal had not been sunk then my Dad would have one less sinking (6 in total) during the war.
April 18th, 2011, 12:47 PM
You guys forgot the most important thing, Ship's Cat, Unsinkable Sam, who came from the Bismarck.
April 18th, 2011, 01:16 PM
Well I think the Ark could well have remained with Force H for a while as there was a need for for a Carrier in the Med. She probably would have had a similar carrear as the other fleet carriers, supporting the Sicily and Italian landings, possibily Dragoon, and then off to to the Eastern fleet, before joining the Pacific fleet in 1945.
HMS Victorious was lent to the US navy in 1943,would the Ark Royal with its larger aircraft capacity have of been lent instead?
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