'B' class destroyer HMS Bulldog captured a complete German Enigma coding machine and codebooks from the fast sinking in February a notably courageous action by her boarding party, and probably the greatest single contribution to victory of any warship in
HMS Temeraire, one of the 3 ship Bellerophon class that succeeded the prototype HMS Dreadnought into service. The name has remained in Royal Navy use ever since the distinguished performance of her captured French namesake in British use at Trafalgar in
HMS Hermes(95) the first purpose designed aircraft(although IJN Hosho was the first to be commissioned). Built by Armstrong Whitworth & commissioned 18/02/24. 10/39 assigned to Dakar to cooperate wth French Navy. 06/40 with creation of Vichy France blockaded Dakar & attempted to sink battleship Richlieu. 02/41 acted as support to allied forces in Italian Somaliland. Similar operations 04/41 in Persian gulf during Anglo-Iraqi war. Sunk by Jap Dive Bombers on 09/04/42 with loss of 307 men.