The International Naval Research Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for the last 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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This unusual photograph illustrates an experimental deck edge elevator aboard the USS Wasp (CV-7) in June of 1940 at Quincy, Massachusetts.  This photograph along with two other views of the elevator, taken at the same time, appeared in Warship International, issue #4-1999, pages 349 & 350.  The photograph is through the courtesy of the U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation, Photo #1996.253.2139.  The aircraft in the photograph is a USN Vought SB2U-2 Vindicator, (BuNo 1376) belonging to Scouting Squadron VS-72. The elevator consisted of a platform for the front wheels and an outrigger for the tail wheel.  The two arms on the sides maneuvered in a half-circle up and down thus moving the plane between the hanger deck and the flight deck.  The elevator was folded up when not in use.  This elevator led to the much larger design elevators installed on later U.S. carriers.
The International Naval Research Organization is a non- profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the study of naval vessels and their histories, principally in the era of iron and steel warships (about 1860 to date). Its purpose is to provide information and a means of contact for those interested in warships. The principal activity of INRO for the last 50 years has been the publication of a quarterly journal, Warship International, recognized internationally as the leading and most authoritative publication in the field. Auxiliary services include a Book Service, offering a 10 per cent discount on current naval books, and the Photo Service, which provides warship photos at a nominal price.
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© 2015 International Naval Records Organization
August 2016

International Naval Research Organization

Publishers of Warship International