HMS Shah (1943) CVE (2nd)
This the second ship to carry the name HMS Shah was a Ruler
Class (1942) escort aircraft carrier. Built for the US Navy as USS
Jamaica, CVE 43, and transferred to the Royal Navy under lease-lend
Built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp, laid down 13-Nov-1942, launched 21-Apr-1943, transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned 27-Sep-1943.
Modifications to meet Royal Navy requirements followed at Vancouver, which took until 02-Jan-1944 when she was Allocated to the East Indies Fleet. Sailed via the West Coast USA and Australia.
Joined the Eastern Fleet on its formation Oct-1944 and completed various duties there until 12-Sep-1945 when she sailed for the UK.
Arrived in the UK for the first time to de-store at the Clyde 07-Oct-1945.
Returned to the USA at the Norfolk Navy yard 06-Dec-1945.
Sold as the merchant ship Salta 20-Jun-1947
Broken up for scrap in Buenos Aires 1966.
Other HMS Shah
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