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HMS Ark Royal was as an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy that served in the Second World War. The Ark Royal was completed in November 1938, and served in some of the most active naval theatres of the early stages of World War II. She was sunk on 14 November 1941, the day after being torpedoed by the German U-boat U-18.

Ark Royal in Southern Victory[]

The Ark Royal participated in the joint Anglo-Confederate capture of Bermuda, the main US base in the Atlantic Ocean, by luring two US carriers away from the islands and allowing Entente troops to land.[1]

Ark Royal in The War That Came Early[]

The Ark Royal was sunk by the U-30 in October 1942, which proved a morale blow to the British.[2]


  1. Return Engagement, pg. 95.
  2. Two Fronts, pgs. 194-196.