HMS Trumpeter (1942) CVE  (1st)

This the first ship to carry the name HMS Trumpeter was a

 Ruler Class (1942) escort aircraft carrier. Built for the US Navy as USS Bastian, CVE 37, and transferred to the Royal Navy under lease-lend terms.

Built by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp at Seattle, laid down 25-Aug-1942, launched 15-Dec-1942, transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned 04-Aug-1943.

Sailed to the UK from the Norfolk Navy Yard 23-Oct-1943.

Allocated to Western Approaches Command as a ferry carrier and served in this role until Feb-1944 when she refitted at Dundee.

Converted to an operational carrier at Rosyth May-1944 and allocated to the Home Fleet Jun-1944.

Refitted at Rosyth May/Jul-1945.

Sailed to join the Eastern Fleet 07-Jul-1945 and on arrival used as a deck-landing training carrier.

Used for trooping duties from Sep-1945 and returned to the UK to de-store at the Clyde 10-Feb-1946.

Returned to the US Navy at Norfolk Navy Yard 06-Apr-1946.

Later sold as the merchant ship Albasserdjik.

Renamed Irene Valmas 1966

Scrapped at Castellon 01-May-1971.

Won the Battle Honours: Atlantic 1943-44, Arctic 1944 and Norway 1944-45.


Other HMS Trumpeter
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- 2nd HMS Trumpeter
- 3rd HMS Trumpeter

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This page last edited - 18 April, 2013.

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