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HMS Queen (1943) CVE  (6th)

    
This the sixth ship to carry the name HMS Queen 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 terms.

Built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp of Seattle, laid down 12-Mar-1943, launched 02-Aug-1943, transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned 07-Dec-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 a ferry carrier.

Served with the Western Approaches Command until Aug-1944 when she refitted Dec-1944.

Operated with the Home Fleet until Jun-1945 when it was time for another refit which lasted until Nov-1945.

Used as a troop transport in the far East  from Nov-1945 until Jan-1946 when she left Colombo to return to the UK.

Returned to the US Navy at Norfolk Navy Yard 31-Oct-1946.

Sold 29-Jul-1947 as Merchant vessel Roebiah.

Renamed President Marcos 1967

Renamed again 1972 as Lucky One.

Broken up at Taiwan 28-Jul-1972.

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

 

Other HMS Queen
- 1st  HMS Queen
- 2nd HMS Queen
- 3rd HMS Queen
- 4th HMS Queen
- 5th HMS Queen
- 6th HMS Queen

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This page last edited - 20 June, 2012.

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