HMS Khedive (1943) CVE (1st)
This the only ship to carry the name HMS Khedive was a Ruler
Class (1942) escort aircraft carrier. Built for the US Navy as USS
Cordova, CVE 39, and transferred to the Royal Navy under lease-lend
Built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp at Seattle, laid down 22-Sep-1942, launched 30-Jan-1943, transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned 20-Jul-1943.
Modifications to meet Royal Navy requirements followed at Vancouver, and she sailed 01-Nov-1943 to Liverpool. Modified to assault carrier standard at Rosyth.
Served in the Mediterranean Jul-1944 to Oct-1944 after which she returned to the UK for refit.
Sailed 11-Jan-1945 to join the East Indies Fleet, where she took part in operations until the end of the war with Japan.
Returned to the UK Nov-1945 and de-stored in the Clyde.
Returned to the US Navy at Norfolk Navy Yard 26-Jan-1946.
Sold 23-Jan-1947 for merchant service and renamed Rempang.
Renamed Daphne 1968.
Broken up at Gandria 20-Jan-1976.
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