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with Home Fleet at Scapa Flow.
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January Home Fleet deployment in
to Selected for conversion to Catapult Armed
November Under refit and conversion for new
to New bridge structure was fitted and the
pole mast was replaced by a tripod mast
December to carry Radar Type 279B when this
(Note: As an interim a
modified RAF Air Surface Vessel (ASV) radar was installed
with its fixed Bedstead-type aerial fitted on the foremast. (Type 286M)
For details of the development and use of radar in
the RN see RADAR AT
SEA by D. Howse and companion volumes sponsored by the Radar Trust).
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January Refit and conversion in
completion carried out post refit trials and prepared for convoy defence duty.
May Deployed for defence of Atlantic convoys.
to (Note: HMS PEGASUS was one of the first CAM ships and entered service
HMS ARIGUANI and HMS MAPLIN. These were introduced
pending the availability of Escort Aircraft Carriers then
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January Atlantic convoy defence in
April Under refit. Radar Type 279B installed.
RADAR AT SEA).
Atlantic convoy defence duty.
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convoy defence in continuation.
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convoy defence duty and used as an Accommodation Ship.
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Accommodation Ship duties in continuation.