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The Invergordon Archive

Naval Activities in the Firth
The Invergordon Archive
Naval Activities in the Firth

The photo shows a Blackburn Shark taxying towards the aircraft carrier HMS Courageous. The date would be around 1935.
Picture added on 01 January 2010 at 10:17
Comments:
Hi John, this is a very interesting photo, it's well taken, you feel like you are on the deck waiting for the plane to come in.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 01 January 2010
The man standing in the aircraft is ready to connect the hook of a crane from HMS Courageous. The aircraft would then have been hoisted on board.
For launching, the floatplane was mounted on a bogey and attached to the accelerator. The accelerator was an early form of catapult.
Added by John Robertson on 05 January 2010
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