HMS Nabob (1943) CVE (2nd)
This the second ship to carry the name HMS Nabob was a Ruler
Class (1942) escort aircraft carrier. Built for the US Navy as USS
Edisto, CVE 41, and transferred to the Royal Navy under lease-lend
Built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp, laid down 20-Oct-1942, launched 09-Mar-1943, completed, transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned 07-Sep-1943.
Modifications to meet Royal Navy requirements followed and she sailed 19-Mar-1944 from New York for the UK.
Served with Western approaches Command and the Home Fleet.
Struck 22-Aug-1944 by an acoustic torpedo fired by U-354, but despite being badly damaged managed to return to Scapa Flow under her own steam.
As there was capacity either in the UK or USA to repair her she was decommissioned 30-Sep-1944 and left un-repaired on a mud bank in the Firth of Forth, nominally placed in reserve.
Returned to US Navy ownership "as is" in the Firth of Forth.
Sold Mar-1947 to a Dutch shipbuilding firm, and taken to Rotterdam to be rebuilt as a merchant ship.
Rebuild completed 1952.
Renamed Glory 1968.
Broken up at Taiwan 06-Dec-1977.
Other HMS Nabob
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