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Three US Navy radars were fitted during
build, Type SK for aircraft detection,
Type SG for surface warning and a
fire-control outfit for the control of
The main armament comprised two 5in
standard US Navy guns and over 50
Range AA guns.
Transferred to the Royal Navy and
commissioned at Tacoma as HMS TROUNCER
Commenced sea trials and shakedown.
Passage to Esquimalt
for modifications to suit RN service.
Under modification by HM Canadian
(Note: Some sea trials may have been
Nominated for deployment by US Navy as
a Ferry Carrier.
Took passage to Norfolk, Va
to embark aircraft.
Transit of Panama canal.
Arrived at Norfolk Navy Yard.
Embarked US aircraft
for transport to Casablanca.
Sailed from Norfolk
Passage as part of US military convoy to
Disembarked aircraft at Casablanca.
Took return passage to Norfolk
Passage with US military convoy to be
Award of Battle Honour ATLANTIC 1944 may
be related to
Took passage from Norfolk
for New York to embark aircraft for RN
Embarked CORSAIR aircraft in New
York for transport to UK.
Passage as part of routine convoy to be
Arrived at Liverpool
after disembarking aircraft.
(Note: Delivery to Belfast to be
Sailed from Clyde for return passage to
(Note: No shipyard capacity was
available for further modification of
It is assumed that this would include
changes to petrol distribution system
loss of HMS DASHER after an explosion of
Ship continued service as a Ferry
Embarked US aircraft at Norfolk on
Took passage from Norfolk with aircraft
for delivery Gibraltar
Disembarked aircraft at Gibraltar
Deployed at Gibraltar
Delay in return to USA may have been due
to availability of convoy.)
Sailed from Gibraltar to Norfolk, Va
Sailed from Norfolk to Clyde
Nominated for use as a Deck Landing
Deployed in Clyde as deck landing
Resumed ferry carrier deployment and
embarked aircraft for return to USA
Passage to New York
On arrival disembarked aircraft and
loaded further consignment for transport
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Passage to Clyde and disembarked
aircraft on arrival
Under repair in Clyde shipyard
Nominated for refit.
Taken in hand for refit in Belfast