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
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.
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20 June, 2012.
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