The British Carrier Force, 1945-1979

18 Pages Posted: 5 May 2018 Last revised: 3 Apr 2019

Date Written: April 2019


While Britain's Royal Navy is the subject of an old, massive and ever-growing body of historiography, works attempting to consider its post-1945 development in a comprehensive fashion are few in number. This is also significantly the case where even particular branches of it are concerned, even those so prominent as the capital ship forces with which overall naval power is so strongly identified. This paper's object is to provide a concise overview of the development of Britain's carrier force in the 1945-1979 period.

Keywords: Military History, Naval History, Post-1945 History, Post-1945 Naval History, Naval Power, Capital Ships, Aircraft Carriers

Suggested Citation

Elhefnawy, Nader, The British Carrier Force, 1945-1979 (April 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Nader Elhefnawy (Contact Author)

Miami-Dade Community College ( email )

11011 SW 104 Street
Room 6319-30
Miami, FL 33176-3393
United States

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