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I think the 1st launch was from a converted collier (coal ship)
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OK, I'll show my stupidity ................ USS Hornet.
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USS Mississippi
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Okay, I gave up and did a little googling. This is what I found on Wikipedia: U.S. naval aviation began with pioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss who contracted with the Navy to demonstrate that airplanes could take off from and land aboard ships at sea. One of his pilots, Eugene Ely, took off from the USS Birmingham anchored off the Virginia coast in November 1910. Two months later Ely landed aboard another cruiser, USS Pennsylvania, in San Francisco Bay, proving the concept of shipboard operations. However, the platforms erected on those vessels were temporary measures.
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For those of you who are interested in this topic:
http://vp40.com/wp-content/uploads/2012 ... -ships.pdf
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