Catapulted into mid-air from the side of a battleship

A Fairey Swordfish launched from HMS Malaya
A Fairey Swordfish launched from HMS Malaya
Portsmouth in 1717 (from William Gates History of Portsmouth, 1900)

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What a precarious life it was for the men of the Fleet Air Arm.

These two pictures of Swordfish floatplanes were taken in the battleship HMS Malaya.

HMS Malaya pic 1

HMS Malaya pic 1

On the right we see one of her four Swordfish being catapulted into the air between August 1939 and July 1943.

The photo below was taken between September 16 and early October, 1937 in the eastern Mediterranean.