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On this Day in 1945

Launch of HMS Hercules

HMS Hercules (R49) was a Majestic class aircraft carrier built by Vickers-Armstrong on the River Tyne, launched 22nd September 1945 by Lady Cripps & Sir Stafford Cripps. The ship had been ordered during the Second World War, however, her construction was suspended in 1956, following the end of the war. Later she was purchased by the Indian Navy, completed in 1961 and renamed as the "INS Vikrant" - India's first aircraft carrier.

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Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

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