Hutchinson's Pictorial History of the War, Series 26, No 5

ROYAL AND MERCHANT NAVIES CRUISERS ON ACTIVE SERVICE The British cruiser Euryalus now serving with the East Indies Fleet is shown leading another cruiser. The Euryahts 5,450 tons belongs to the Dido class and has five 525-inch dual-purpose guns sixteen smaller guns and six 21-inch torpedo tubes MERCHANT A IRC RAF! -CARRIER During the most critical phase of the Battle of the Atlantic a number of British merchant ships were equipped with flight decks for defensive aircraft thus combining the functions of merchantmen and escort-carriers. This picture shows the merchant aircraft-carrier Ancylus. J8
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