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MARITIME CRAFT > WARSHIP > AIRCRAFT CARRIER
PREFERRED TERM
AIRCRAFT CARRIER
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • A warship specialised for the carriage of aircraft, and characterised by a flat upper deck for launch and landing while under way. Ships of this vary considerably in role, equipment and size, being usually designed for the operation of a narrow range of aircraft. Seaplane Carriers, which craned aircraft outboard to launch and recover from the sea, may be placed within this category, but not those modern warships and auxiliaries which carry a helicopter as part of a more generalised equipment fit.

ATTRIBUTION NAME
  • RCAHMS

IDENTIFIER
  • http://purl.org/heritagedata/schemes/3/concepts/501827

DATE ISSUED
  • 7/17/13

URI
http://purl.org/heritagedata/schemes/3/concepts/501827
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