served in the RCN from 1946 to 1948 while on loan from the Royal Navy.
When it was determined that she was not suited for conditions on the North
Atlantic, she was transferred to the West Coast and served her remaining
time with the RCN there. In 1948, she was exchanged back to the RN for
a slightly larger carrier, HMCS MAGNIFICENT. After leaving the RCN, she
was altered to included an angled flight deck and served in the RN until
1958, at which point she was transferred to Argentina and renamed Independencia.
(CVL) light fleet carrier
Displacement: 18,300 tons full load
Dimensions: 192.02 x 24.38 x 7.01 meters (630 x 80 x 23 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:
Fairey Firefly, Supermarine Seafire
Armament: 6 quad 2 pound AA, up to 32 20 mm AA or 12-21 40 mm
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||HMCS WARRIOR shortly after handover to the RCN. (04/46) MOD (UK) photo.
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