was unsuited to operating in Canadian climes, and so HMCS MAGNIFICENT was
borrowed from the Royal Navy between the years of 1948 and 1957. During
this time, 'Maggie' participated in endless training exercises, and during
the Crisis in the Middle East in 1956, she arrived in Port Said with a
deck load of vehicles and army personnel as Canada's contribution to the
UN force there. After returning to the RN, she was laid up for several
years and then scrapped in Faslane, Scotland.
(CVL) light fleet carrier
Displacement: 19,550 tons full load
Dimensions: 192.02 x 24.38 x 7.47 meters (630 x 80 x 24.5 feet)
Propulsion: Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines,
4 Admiralty 3-drum type 350 psi boilers,
2 shafts, 40,000 hp, 25 knots
Aviation: 211.84 metres (695 feet) (length) flightdeck, 37 aircraft:
Hawker Sea Fury, Grumman
Avenger, Sikorsky H04-S-3 helos
Armament: 30 40mm guns
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||HMCS MAGNIFICENT. MOD (UK) photo.
||Maggie with several Fireflies on her foredeck. (03/50) USN photo.
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