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HMS Chaser (1943) CVE  (2nd)

    
This the second ship to carry the name HMS Chaser was an Attacker Class, escort aircraft carrier.

Built by Ingalls in the USA, laid down 28-Jun-1941 as the merchant ship Mormacgulf. Converted on the stocks and launched 15-Jan-1942 as USS Breton AVG 10.  Transferred to the Royal Navy under Lend-Lease and commissioned 09-Apr-1943.

Sailed for the UK Jun-1943, and arrived at the Clyde 06-Jul-1943. Damaged by a boiler room explosion the following day and repaired at Rosyth.

Allocated to Western Approaches Command Oct-1943. Served as Russian Convoy escort Feb/Mar-1943. Dragged her anchor and grounded 13-Mar-1943. After repairs at Rosyth, went to Belfast for conversion to a ferry carrier.

Allocated to the British Pacific Fleet as a replenishment carrier 04-Feb-1945.Served in this role until the end of the war.   

Returned to the US Navy 12-May-1946.

Sold as the merchant vessel Aagtekkerk and later renamed E. Young.

Foundered 04-Dec-1972, later salvaged and broken up in Taiwan.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1943, Arctic 1944 and Okinawa 1945.

 

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- 1st  HMS Chaser
- 2nd HMS Chaser
- 3rd HMS Chaser
- 4th HMS Chaser

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This page last edited - 21 March, 2013.

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