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Baby Flattops of the Royal Navy

Ladies and Gentlemen Aviators

In the Second World War, the big fleet carriers of the Royal Navy and the US Navy got the lion's share of the glory, but they also got the same share of the enemy attention. Along with these legendary ships, the smaller escort carriers often were ignored. Called “jeep” or “baby” carriers, these ships were far from small, and far from inglorious. Follow this link to read and see more about one particular group of escort carriers of the Royal Navy.