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1899 (1913 as seaplane carrier)An experimental conversion, first Royal Navy seaplane carrier, ferried aircraft to France in 1914, torpedoed and sunk that year
1914First ever purpose built seaplane carrier, the only aircraft carrier in history which had a sail, supported the Gallipoli landings in 1915, and later Salonika and Constantinople, renamed HMS Pegasus in 1934, rescued survivors from Royal Oak in 1939, escorted 9 convoys,sold for conversion into merchant ship 1946, scrapped 1950
1914Originally a packet ship, taken up by Royal Navy in 1914 and converted, took part in the Cuxhaven Raid on Christmas Day 1914, returned to original owners 1919, scrapped 1933
1914Originally a packet ship, taken up by Royal Navy in 1914 and converted, took part in the Cuxhaven Raid on Christmas Day 1914, involved in the Battle of Jutland in 1916, returned to original owners in 1919, struck a mine and sank 1941
1914Originally a packet ship, taken up by Royal Navy in 1914 and converted, took part in the Cuxhaven Raid on Christmas Day 1914, returned to owners 1919, used again by Royal Navy in WWII, scrapped 1947
1915Converted Ocean Liner, she never saw combat and sank in a storm in 1918
1915Converted from the captured German freighter Aenne Rickmers, sold off in 1922 and scrapped in 1958
1915Converted from the captured German freighter Rabenfels, unsuccessfully hunted German commerce raider Wolf, sold off in 1922, sunk in WWII whilst in the Japanese Navy
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1915Converted packet ship, still holds the crossing speed record from Liverpool to Douglas for a steamship, supported Gallipoli in 1915, made the first ship-launched aerial torpedo attack on a ship, sunk 1917 by Turkish shore battery, only aviation vessel of either side to be sunk by enemy action in WWI
1918Operated mainly in the North Sea, made the first interception of an airship by a carrier-based aircraft in mid-1916, served as a troopship in WWII, scrapped 1954
1916Converted turbine steamer, too slow for service with the Grand Fleet, used as a troop ship in WWII and evacuated 2,394 men from Dunkirk, and more from Cherbourg, scrapped 1949
1917Operated with the Grand Fleet in WWI and later in the Russian Civil War, returned to owners 1921, and scrapped 1953
1917Saw no action in WWI, but supported the British intervention against the Bolsheviks in North Russia and the Black Sea between 1919 and 1920, scrapped 1931
1918Originally designed as a Hawkins-class heavy cruiser, converted during building. Served in Russia in 1919, refit as a cruiser in 1923, scrapped 1946
1929 (1938 In Royal Navy)Transferred to the Royal Navy in 1938 to offset the Australian purchase of the light cruiser Hobart, used in WWII, supported Normandy Landings, sold post-war but used in Mau-Mau uprising, scrapped 1954.

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