HMS Ocean (1945) CVL (5th)
This the fifth Ocean was a Colossus Class light fleet carrier of
13,190 tons built in Glasgow.
Laid down in November 1942, commissioned Aug-1945, outfitted with the latest radar and aircraft detection aids.
On 3-Dec-1945 a Sea Vampire landed on board, the first jet aircraft to land on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Earlier, in October 1945, the last Swordfish to make an official flight from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier did so from the deck of HMS Ocean.
In 1948 HMS Ocean supported the withdrawal from Palestine, before troop carrying duties between the UK and the Far East.
From May to October
1952 and May to November 1953 she took part in operations off Korea. After
the first period her air group had flown an average of 76 sorties a day.
of her activities the Commander of the Commonwealth and Allied Forces
Went into Extended Reserve in 1958 and was scrapped in 1962 at Faslane.
Won the Battle Honour: Korea 1952-53.
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02 March, 2013.
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