From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Baffins is a bay in Texas.

(CVE-35: dp. 8333; l. 495'8"; b. 111'6"; dr. 26'; s. 17 k.; cpl. 890; a. 2.5"; cl. Prince William)

Baffins (ACV-35) was launched 18 October 1942 by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Wash.; sponsored by Mrs. Laurance Bennett, wife of Commander Bennett; and commissioned 28 June 1943, Captain W. L. Rees in command.

Baffins remained at Puget Sound Navy Yard until 18 July 1943. Her classification was changed to CVE-35 on 15 July 1943. On the 18th she proceeded to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she was decommissioned the following day and transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease.

During World War II she was operated by the British as HMS Ameer. She was returned 17 January 1946 and sold by the Navy 17 September 1946.