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Colossus Class 
Light Fleet Carriers (1944)  CVL 
Ships

  Ship Pennant
No
Comm. Decommission/
Loss
Note:

Colossus

15

16-Dec-1944 1946 Initially loaned to the French Navy July-1946 as Arromanches. Then purchased by them 1951.  Paid off 1974. Scrapped at Toulon 1978.

Vengeance

71/R71

15-Jan-1945 1956 Sold to Brazilian Navy as Minas Gerais, Dec-1956. Still in service 2004.

Venerable

04/R81

17-Jan-1945 01-Apr-1948 Sold to the Royal Netherlands Navy. Commissioned as RNN Karel Doorman. Laid up in 1968 following a major engine fire. Sold to Armada Republica Argentina 1968 as 25 de Mayo. Became an enemy ship to the Royal Navy during the Falklands War. 
Still in service on her 50th birthday.

Pioneer

D76/R76

08-Feb-1945 1954 Completed as Aircraft Maintenance Carrier; scrapped Inverkeithing 1954.

Glory

62/R62

02-Apr-1945 1955 Scrapped Inverkeithing 1961.

Ocean

68/R68

08-Aug-1945 1958 Scrapped Faslane 1962.

Perseus

51/R51/A197

19-Oct-1945 1955 Completed as Aircraft Maintenance Carrier; scrapped Port Glasgow 1958.

Warrior

31/R31

24-Jan-1946 10-Dec-1958 RCN 1946-1948.
Sold to Argentine as Indepencia 10-Dec-1958.
Laid up 1971, when replaced by 25 de Mayo (ex Venerable).

Theseus

64/R64

09-Feb-1946 Dec-1956 Scrapped Inverkeithing 1962.

Triumph

16/R16/
A108(1965)

9-May-1946 1972 Converted to Heavy Repair Ship 1965.
Scrapped Spain 1982.
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