HMS Triumph

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Click on the image to enlarge HMS Triumph sails off Subic Bay, Philippines, with Seafires Mk. 47 onboard. HMS Triumph was a 13,350-ton Colossus ...

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HMS Triumph sails off Subic Bay, Philippines, with Seafires Mk. 47 onboard.

HMS Triumph was a 13,350-ton Colossus class light fleet aircraft carrier. Built at Hebburn-on-Tyne, England it was completed in April 1946. She served actively during the post-World War II years, and played an important role in the early months of the Korean War, when she was the only Royal Navy carrier in the Far East.

The picture was taken in March 1950 during during joint US and Royal Navy exercises. Aircraft visible on deck include Supermarine Seafires Mk. 47 of No. 800 Squadron, forward, and Fairey Fireflies aft. [US Navy]

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