HMS Glorious in 1918: prohibited from ordering anything larger than light cruisers, the Admiralty came up with an extraordinary class of what were in effect light battlecruisers, mounting 4 x 15 in guns and very lightly armoured. The compromises were too many, and all 3 swiftly became carriers post WW1. Glorious was sunk by German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau off Norway in June 1940.
HMS FORMIDABLE on fire after she was struck by a Kamikaze pilot off Okinawa on May 4, 1945. Formidable was part of the 1st Carrier Squadron and launched her planes repeatedly to bombard Japanese positions. Despite serious damage, Formidable remained under her own power and, o May 31, reached the Captain Cook Dock at the Garden Island Dockyard for repairs.