September 17, 1939: List of Aircraft Carriers Sunk by Submarines (HMS Courageous Becomes 1st Aircraft Carrier Sunk by a Submarine)

HMS Courageous

A Brief History On September 17, 1939, only a couple weeks after World War II in Europe began, the German U-boat, U-29, sunk the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous with 2 of the 3 torpedoes fired striking the unlucky carrier.  Courageous sank with 519 of her crew going down, becoming the first aircraft carrier ever...
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