10-1-10 - 10110 Nextmovieintwoweeks TheeyesoftheFleet o o o...

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10-1-10 Next movie in two weeks The eyes of the Fleet o A short seaplane o Make fleet more effective o Tell naval officers already familiar with need for scouting and reconnaissance  and convince them that warships could be made better o Replace ships with aircrafts that are much faster and see further than eye and  can spot submarines in coastal waters (not in the Atlantic Ocean for example) o Wait for submarines to emerge to the surface and scare them o Want to make submarine submerge and get as far away from ship as possible o Most important role was to find and pin down the submarines Sopwith Cuckoo  o Attack ships with? o Drops torpedoes How is high performance aircraft based with moving fleet o Put barge or hull with flight deck and tow behind destroyer at high speed and  then fire up engine when fast enough, get out of way, and hope all goes well o Launched in North Sea to intercept Zeppelins o Sopwith Strutter Flown off gun turrets Naval Aviation timeline 1917 o First warship specifically designated an “aircraft carrier”was the battle cruiser  HMS Furious modified in 1917
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o First vesest to opereate land and takeoff “landplanes”while underway Swuadron Commander E H Dunning o Carried out first eve landing  by an aircraft on a ship under way when landing on  Sopwith Pup on deck of convertedlight cruiser HMS Furious on August 2, 1917 o Five days later Dunning was killed attempting to repeat feat First attack launched from airfcraft carriers o Camels lauched from HMS Furious Tachitcal aviation in world war o Used in variety of ways to support naval and ground forces o Supplement and compliment and improve ground and naval forces
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course HIST 213 taught by Professor Caddell during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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