|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Laid down||29 Jun 1916|
|Launched||17 Jan 1918|
Designed as an Cavendish class heavy cruiser but redesigned as a aircraft carrier and renamed HMS Vindictive. Between 1923 and 1925 she was reconverted back to a cruiser. In 1939-1940 she was converted to a repair ship. She served as a base ship during the Norwegian Campaign and later with the South Atlantic fleet during 1940-1942, Mediterranean Fleet 1943-1944 and Home Fleet and reserve 1945. Scrapped at Blyth in February 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Vindictive
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|1||Capt. Henry Cecil Bovell, RN||17 Dec 1938||25 Sep 1939|
|2||Capt. Arthur Robert Halfhide, RN||2 Jan 1940||late 1940|
|3||Capt. Hubert Guy Dyke Acland, DSO, RN||15 Mar 1941||15 Dec 1942|
|4||Capt. Herbert Wyndham Williams, RN||15 Dec 1942||30 Jan 1943|
|5||G R S Watkins, RN||30 Jan 1943|
|6||A/Capt. (retired) Edmund Hugh Hopkinson, RN||4 Dec 1943|
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