HMS Ameer (1943) CVE (1st)
This the only ship to carry the name HMS Ameer was a Ruler
Class (1942) escort aircraft carrier. Built for the US Navy as USS
Baffins, CVE 35, and transferred to the Royal Navy under lease-lend
Built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp, laid down 18-Jul-1942, launched 18-Oct-1942, transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned 20-Jul-1943.
Modifications to meet Royal Navy requirements followed at Vancouver, and she sailed 02-Jan-1944 from New York for the Clyde where she was converted to an assault carrier.
Sailed 06-May-1944 to join the Eastern Fleet and arrived at Trincomalee 27-Jun-1944.
Initially served as a ferry carrier and later trade protection duty in the Indian Ocean.
Combat Carrier operations in the Eastern Indian Ocean/Indonesian area began Jan-1945 and continued until the was with Japan ended.
Sailed to return to the UK 30-Oct-1945 and arrived at the Clyde 18-Nov-1945 to de-store and sailed for Norfolk, Virginia 22-Dec-1945.
Returned to the USN at Norfolk, Virginia 17-Jan-1946.
Sold 17-Sep-1946 for conversion to a merchant ship. Renamed Robin Kirk, 1948.
Broken up at Taiwan 1969.
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16 March, 2013.
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