Wednesday, February 24, 2016

First Aircraft Carrier


Today's picture shows what amounts to the first aircraft carrier. The ship is the Pennsylvania, and you can see that a runway has been built on top of the ship. A Biplane is loaded up on it, and ready to attempt a takeoff. I do not know if they were successful, but it was a gutsy idea.

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  1. The Birmingham and Langley launched the first aircraft, piloted by Eugene Ely. The first trap was done on the Pennsylvania if I'm not mistaken. I have photos but nowhere to post them.

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