HMS Ark Royal (91) was an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy that served during the Second World War.
Designed in 1934 to fit the restrictions of the Washington Naval Treaty, Ark Royal was built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead, England, and completed in November 1938. Her design differed from previous aircraft carriers. Ark Royal was the first ship on which the hangars and flight deck were an integral part of the hull, instead of an add-on or part of the superstructure. Designed to carry a large number of aircraft, she had two hangar deck levels. She served during a period that first saw the extensive use of naval air power; several carrier tactics were developed and refined aboard Ark Royal.
She is best known for her role in crippling the battleship Bismarck, with her aircraft - consisting of old Fairey Swordfish torpedo planes - dealing the debilitating blow to the battleship's rudder that allowed the British Home Fleet to finally sink the German ship.
She was torpedoed by U-81 in November 1941, and despite determined attempts to save her, she sunk on the 14th. Only one crew member was lost in the sinking. Her sinking was at first blamed on crew negligence, but discovery of her wreck and navy investigations indicated that she succumbed to design flaws, particularly at her boiler systems.
She has a short red hair.
Ark Royal can be firm and strict, particularly with contact with the Admiral, going as far as actually attacking the Admiral with her own planes. On the other hand, she can be particularly concerning and doting upon marriage.