HMS Slinger (1943) CVE  (2nd)

This the second ship to carry the name HMS Slinger was a  Ruler Class (1942) escort aircraft carrier. Built for the US Navy as USS Chatham, CVE 32, and transferred to the Royal Navy under lease-lend terms.

Built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp of Seattle, laid down 25-May-1942, launched 15-Dec-1942, transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned 1-Aug-1943.

Allocated to the Western Approaches Command as a ferry carrier 06-Oct-1943.

Refitted to Royal Navy Standards at Chatham Dockyard Nov-1943 to Feb-1944.

Struck a mine in the River Medway 05-Feb-1944 on leaving Chatham Dockyard. initially cannibalised for spare parts then repaired at a London shipyard Feb-1944 to Oct 1944 when she left for the Clyde.

Used as a deck-landing training carrier based on the Clyde Nov-1944 to Jan-1945.

Sailed to join the British Pacific Fleet as a replenishment carrier 11-Jan-1945.

Following the end of the war with Japan was used to repatriate former POW's from Hong Kong to Australia Aug-1945 to Oct 1945.

After a short refit period was used for trooping duties.

Returned to the UK Dec-1945 and de-stored at the Clyde Jan-1946.

Returned to the US Navy at Norfolk navy Yard 27-Feb-1946.

Sold as the merchant vessel Robin Mowbray.

Arrived at Taiwan for breaking up 20-Jan-1970.

Won the Battle Honour: Okinawa 1945.


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- 3rd HMS Slinger 

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This page last edited - 20 January, 2013.

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