Re: Monetary costs of German weapons
- From: "Louis C" <louisc00@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 04:02:12 -0500
On Feb 1, 5:40 pm, "L2007" wrote:
Those throwaway British carriers were very good designs. Nearly all counties
who operated carriers post WW2 used ex British carriers at some point.
France, Holland, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, India. I'm not sure if Canada
There were only two sources for carriers, so it is relatively
unavoidable that countries using carriers would get British ones as
Postwar French carriers:
Arromanches, British-built, former HMS Colossus, Glory-class CVL.
Dixmude: former American cargo Mormactern, purchased by the USN and
converted to CVE, then offered to the British (HMS Biter) who sold it
to the French after WWII. So that one was an ex-British carrier from
the point of view of the flag it had served under, not from the point
of view of design & construction.
Bois Belleau: former USS Belleau Wood, CVL-24
La Fayette: former USS Langley, CVL-27
The others were French-built CVs.
If British carriers were over-represented in postwar navies, that
would indeed say something about how good their design was perceived,
but I don't know that this was the case.