Boats / Sailing / Ships

Sep. 09, 1955 - Angle of an angle: h.M.s. Centaur was the first British flattop to be fitted with the angled deck, the British invention that was adopted by the U.S. navy. she also has the British-invented mirror landing aid, robot which replaces the bateman in landing aircraft. Photo shows a low flying photographer provides a new angle on H.M.S. Centaur as she leaves Grand Harbour, Malta, for exercises. Ship's company is lined up on the flight deck and Seahawks of Squadrons 806 and 803 are on the angled deck. (Credit Image: © Keystone Pictures USA/