I've added a page on the attack on Taranto by HMS ILLUSTRIOUS and 20 of her Swordfish. The results were disproportionately successful - one battleship permanently out of action and two severely damaged, for the loss of two Swordfish.
The details of the attack - which was truly an enormous operation involving pretty much the entire Mediterranean - are often passed over in most general histories. But it is an operation truly deserving of far more attention than it is given.
This was the attack that proved the strength of fleet carriers, as well as the vulnerability of even heavily defended naval bases to determined torpedo attack aircraft.