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HNMLS Karel Doorman R81 (T8 Premium)








She was laid down as HMS Venerable (R63) for the Royal Navy. She was a ship of the Colossus class of Light Fleet Carriers. Only 8 of the 16 planned ships were built. HMS Venerable was one of four ships finished before the end of WOII. In 1948 she was sold to the Netherlands and renamed in HNLMS Karel Doorman, pennant number R81.

Reconstructed in 1955-58 with an angled flight deck, new elevators, new island, new armament of 12 40 mm AA, new catapult, and all new aviation facilities and electronics were fitted.

After a boiler room fire, the Dutch removed her from service. She was sold to the Argentine Navy and renamed in Veinticinco de Mayo. She later played a role in the 1982 Falkland Islands Conflict.


Ships of the Colossus Class were sold to:

Argentine Navy

Royal Australian Navy

Brazilian Navy

Royal Canadian Navy

French Navy

Indian Navy

Royal Netherlands Navy



HNMLS Karel Doorman R81 in World of Warships:



Class: Light Attack Aircraft Carrier

Tier: VIII

General characteristics:


690 ft (210 m) (flight deck)

695 ft (212 m) overall

80 ft (24 m)

18 ft 6 in (5.64 m) (standard)

23 ft 3 in (7.0 m) (full load)
Displacement :

13,200 tons (standard)

18,000 tons (full load)




Max number of planes on deck: 21

Torpedo Bombers:


9xTBF Avenger


Number of Aircraft on Deck:12

Aircraft Restoration Time: 80s

Hit Points: 1800

Cruise Speed: 125kts

Maximum Speed: 160kts

Engine Boost Time: 20s

Torpedo MK.13-2

Size of Attacking Flight: 3

Torpedos in Payload: 1

Maximum Damage: 6467

Aerial Torpedo Speed: 35kts

Torpedo Range: 3.90km

Chance of causing flooding: 52%


Engine Cooling

Patrol Fighters (Hawker Sea Fury)

-Action time of the consumable: 60s

-Number of fighters: 6

-Action Radius: 4km

-Reload time: 10s

-Number of consumables: 5





9xHawker Sea Fury

Number of Aircraft on Deck: 12

Aircraft Restoration Time: 95s

Hit Points: 1700

Cruise Speed: 180kts

Maximum Speed: 220kts

Engine Boost Time: 20s

HE 250lb G.P. Bomb

Size of Attacking Flight: 3

Bombs in Payload: 8

Maximum Damage: 4700

HE penetration: 32mm

Burn Probability: 25%


Engine Cooling

Patrol Fighters (Hawker Sea Fury)

-Action time of the consumable: 60s

-Number of fighters: 6

-Action Radius: 4km

-Reload time: 10s

-Number of consumables: 5


AA Defense:

40mm Vickers 2-pdr. 6x4 40mm

40mm Bofors 10x1 40mm (August 1945, replaced the 20mm Oerlikons)
Medium range (0,1-3,5km)


Hitpoints: 44000 HP
There were mantlets around aircraft torpedoes warheads rooms only. Their thickness was 10mm. Longitudinal watertight bulkheads covered the machinery.
Torpedo damage reduction: 4%


Surface detectability range: 12km
Air detectability range: 10,1km


Engine power: 40,000 shp (30,000 kW)
Maximum speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Turning circle radius: 880 m
Rudder shift time: 11,5 sec.


HNMLS Karel Doorman R81 would be a light aircraft carrier with good concealment, rudder shift time and turning circle but with average speed.
She would have fewer planes than her heavy counterparts but with higher quality and survivability. Also, the Hawker Sea Fury patrol fighters would be a force to be reckoned with.















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Although i hate CV's with passion, if there would be a tier 8 European Premium CV it should be this ship.

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