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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
668 words

The U.S. Navy carried out pioneer flights from ships in 1910, but the first attempt to use ship-launched aircraft ...

Aircraft Carriers

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Current Version:
2004

Invented by the British during World War I, the aircraft carrier was adopted by the United States and Japan as ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
60 words

Military vessel with a wide open deck that serves as a runway for the launching and landing of aircraft. A ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Current Version:
2002

a large warship equipped to serve as a base for aircraft that can take off from and land on its deck....

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
862 words

are warships which operate aircraft from their decks. In January 1910 Commander Charles Samson RN flew off a Short biplane from a platform constructed on HMS ...

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