July 1959, off Norfolk Va.HMS Victorious refuels from RFA Tidereach, during exercise 'Riptide' This was to demonstrate to the US Navy the new 984 3 dimensional radar (the large dustbin on top of the bridge) which was fitted in the ship.
Victorious was a contempory of USS Hornet, featured in Frank Walsh's painting 'The Giant has Awakened'. The 4th ship of the name ,she was launched in 1939, Her Battle honours are
'Bismark' 1941 may23rd-27th
North aFRICA 1942
Malta Convoys 1942
Sabang 1944 July 25th
Palembang 1945 Jan 24th
Okinawa 1945 March 26th-May 25th
Victorious was modernised in the late 1950's and was finaly scraped in 1969
The Name lives on today in a nuclear Submarine in the Royal Navy
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