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April Contractors trials
25th Commissioned for Royal Navy service as HMS RAVAGER.
26th Build completion and commenced sea trials.
May Completed Sea trials..
25th Took passage to Norfolk, Va via Panama Canal.
July Passage from Panama
2nd Embarked 121 AVENGER aircraft at Norfolk for transport to UK
13th Arrived at New York
15th Took passage from New York Convoy HX248 with call at Halifax
27th Disembarked aircraft after detaching from convoy.
28th Deployed at Greenock for use as a Deck Landing Training Carrier
August Deployed in Irish Sea and Clyde areas for training duties,
November Training duties in continuation
29th Sustained damage in collision with HM Escort Aircraft PRETORIA CASTLE in Clyde.
(Note: HMS PRETORIA CASTLE was also deployed in Clyde area for Deck
Passage to Clyde for repair.
December Under repair
8th Resumed training duties.
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January Deck Landing training in continuation
to Nominated for deployment as a Ferry Carrier and to be refitted in Clyde shipyard.
18th Taken in hand for refit.
1st Resumed Deck Landing training in Clyde.
June Training duties in continuation
October Ceased training duties and embarked aircraft for transport to USA.
20th Joined outward Convoy KMF35A for passage to Gibraltar.
25th Detached from KMF29A on arrival at Gibraltar to await passage to USA.
28th Took passage to Norfolk with outward Convoy GUF15B.
November Detached from GUF15B and took passage to Norfolk, Va.
Embarked aircraft for transport to UK.
Passage to New York.
Passage to Belfast from New York
(Note Passage with routine inward convoy to Clyde to be confirmed.).
26th Deployed at Belfast
Repair arranged in London
December Passage to Thames.
1st Under repair at commercial shipyard.
26th Arrived in Rosyth to resume Deck Landing training
(Note: Time on passage suggests some form of trials in North Sea. To be confirmed.)
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4th Carried out trials of Sonar underwater detection equipment.
(Note: Trials for aircraft equipment trial to be confirmed.)
28th Sustained damage in collision with mercantile BEN LOMOND.
Passage to Rosyth.
11th Under repair by HM Dockyard Rosyth.
27th Resumed Deck Landing training duties.
March Under repair.