List of Royal Navy Ships WWII


Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 804 NAS (Naval Air Squadron) emblemRoyal Navy Fleet Air Arm 804 NAS (Naval Air Squadron)

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat RN 804NAS E O JV125 Orr Emperor 1944 0A

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat RN 804NAS E W JV105 DD Emperor 1944 0A

Grumman Hellcat MkI RN FAA 804NAS EO pilot SG Orr JV125 aboard HMS Emperor May 1944 0A

Grumman Hellcat MkI RN FAA 804NAS EO pilot SG Orr JV125 aboard HMS Emperor May 1944 0B

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat from 804 NAS (Naval Air Squadron) operated from HMS Emperor and coded JV121 EJ.

Grumman Hellcat Mk.I RN FAA 800NAS JV131 HMS Emperor June 1944

Through mid-May, Hellcats flying off HMS Emperor flew cover for observation flights patrolling for enemy subs, and also flew escort for convoys. In June, they covered the Normandy invasion. In July, 1944, HMS Emperor, along with six other carriers, was relocated to the Mediterranean. Their first duty there was on September 9th, 1944, during Operation 'Dragoon' and the invasion of southern France. Operations were conducted in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas through to November. After that, HMS Emperor returned to Newport, for preparations for transfer to the Pacific.

V druhé polovinì kvìtna poskytovaly Hellcaty z letadlové lodi HMS Emperor stíhací ochranu hlídkovým letounùm, pátrajícím po nepøátelských ponorkách, a úèastnily se doprovodu konvojù. V èervnu pak její stroje provádìly vzdušné krytí plavidel bìhem vylodìní v Normandii. V èervenci 1944 byla HMS Emperor, spolu se šesti dalšími letadlovými lodìmi, pøevelena do Støedomoøí. První operace, které se zúèastnila, byla 12. 9. 1944 operace "Dragoon", výsadek spojeneckých jednotek v jižní Francii. Stroje z její paluby pak operovaly v oblasti Støedomoøí a Egejského moøe až do listopadu. Poté se HMS Emperor vrátila do Newportu, aby se pøipravila se na pøesun do Pacifiku.

 Additional Information Eduard plastic models - http://www.eduard.com/

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins - No 3d model at this stage
 
IL2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles (FB), Ace Expansion Pack (AEP), Pacific Fighters (PF), 1946 skins
  IL2 game skin by C6 F6F-3 RN 804NAS E-J JV121 HMS Emperor 1944
  IL2 game skin by C6 F6F-3 RN 804NAS E-T JV125 HMS Emperor Pilot Orr 1944
  IL2 game skin by C6 F6F-3 RN 804NAS E-R JV104 HMS Emperor 1944
  IL2 game skin by C6 F6F-3 RN 804NAS E-W JV105 HMS Emperor 1944
  IL2 game skin by C6 F6F-3 RN 804NAS E-W JV105 HMS Emperor 1944 V0A

  This skinpack contains 10 differents airplanes of 800 and 804 NAS (5 of each) at the time they were engaged aboard the HMS Emperor over Norway. April-May 1944.
Airplanes list: The present list contains three sub-categories. Aces airplanes, historically accurate. Historical airplanes depicts airplanes shown on photos, but when nothing précised the serial may be considered as plausible. May-Be Airplanes, are plausible airplanes with possible tactical markings, and correct serial according to the batch. (Contract No Noa(S)-846 Jv100 to Jv221.) Their presence in the pack is due to the fact that 10 airplanes were embarked on the HMS Emperor. The .bmp files are marked with an "x" to differentiate them.
Aces Airplanes:
JV125 E-O (804 NAS) flown by Lt Cdr Stan G Orr.
JV132 E-F (800 NAS) flown by Lt B Ritchie.
Historical Airplanes:
JV146 E-T (800 NAS) (serial unknown)
JV106 E-K (800 NAS) (serial unknown, appears on a HMS emperor deck photo.)
JV145 E-L (804 NAS) (serial appears on several sources, and in some with this tactical mark.)
JV105 E-W (804 NAS) (as indicated in the Osprey "Royal Navy Aces of WW2" p. 63)
May-Be Airplanes:
JV140 E-D (800 NAS)
JV119 E-C (800 NAS)
JV121 E-J (804 NAS)
JV104 E-R (804 NAS)
Historical Airplanes:
JV146 E-T (800 NAS) (serial unknown)
JV106 E-K (800 NAS) (serial unknown, appears on a HMS emperor deck photo.)
JV145 E-L (804 NAS) (serial appears on several sources, and in some with this tactical mark.)
JV105 E-W (804 NAS) (as indicated in the Osprey "Royal Navy Aces of WW2" p. 63)
May-Be Airplanes:
JV140 E-D (800 NAS)
JV119 E-C (800 NAS)
JV121 E-J (804 NAS)
JV104 E-R (804 NAS)
Little historical situation:On 3 April 1944, the first raid against German battleship "Tirpitz" began. The 800 & 804 NAS Hellcats were on escort duty. Their commander, Lt Cdr Stan Orr thought they could be able to do much more damages to the ship if they carried bombs. No enemy aircraft were spotted on this day. (800 NAS escorted the first raid, and 804 the second.) In May the both squadrons and their carrier were used to attack enemy shipping.
On the 8 May,the Hellcats were engaged by Luftwaffe 109 and 190 near the Gossen Island. Although the enemy aircraft had superior speed, two Messerschmitt and one Focke-Wulf were shot down. The 190 fell to Ritchie's guns.
On the 9 May, Emperor's Hellcats were equipped with bombs, looking for enemy shipping near Gossen Island. They only found two Bv-138's which were intern destroyed by the Hellcat's escort; the 898 NAS Wildcats. As no ships were spotted the Hellcats engaged in various land target of opportunity. One aircraft was lost to flak as a result.
On the 14 May, the 800 and 804 Hellcats were attacking ships near Rorvik. As they were running to target, 800 NAS spotted 5 He-115. The German tried to alight on the water, but little success. Two of them were shot down before they could land. One was shot down by Lt B. Ritchie. The three others were then strafed. Lt Cdr Stan Orr shared the sinking of one of them, and set another on fire.) One Hellcat was lost, damaged by He-115's return fire, the pilot had to bale out on the return leg and was unfortunately never seen again. Those were the last Hellcat success against Luftwaffe land based aircraft. Later both squadrons were sent to help cover the Normandy landings. C6 Martel C6.Martel@gmail.comhttp://www.mission4today.com

  IL2 game skin by KF F6F-3 RN 804NAS E-W JV146 HMS Emperor 1944
  IL2 game skin by KF F6F-3 RN 804NAS E-W JV146 HMS Emperor 1944 V0A

  Hellcat I(F6F-3), 800Sqn, HMS Emperor Fleet Air Arm Hellcat I (F6F-3) JV146/E-W, flown by 800 Squadron as part of Operation Dragoon, soon after the D-Day invasion, from HMS Emperor. KF Kristorf kristorf576@btinternet.com

    Bibliography:

  • Barrett Tillman, Hellcat: The F6F in World War II, Naval Institute Press, 1979
  • David McCampbell article from National Aviation Hall of Fame website
  • Edward Sims, Greatest Fighter Missions, Harper and Brothers, 1962 - This sequel includes U.S. Navy and Marine Corps pilots
  • Barrett Tillman, Hellcat Aces of World War 2, Osprey

    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

      Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F4U Corsair
  • http://warbirdregistry.org/corsairregistry/corsairregistry.html
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/

This webpage was updated 20th March 2018