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Great Britain's Campania escort aircraft carrier

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HMS Campania:
HMS Campania
©IWM, FL-7472
HMS Campania:
HMS Campania
©IWM, FL-7474

Design

The Campania escorted convoys to the Soviet Union and conducted anti-submarine warfare.1

Ships

HMS Campania

  • Manufacturer: Harland & Wolff1
  • August 12, 1941: Laid down.1
  • June 17, 1943: Launched.1
  • March 7, 1944: Completed.1
  • Mid 1944: One 2 pdr quad mount added.1
  • May 1945?: After German surrender went to Baltic.1

Specifications

  Campania
Crew 7001
Displacement 12,450 tons1
Displacement - Loaded 15,970 tons1
Physical Characteristics  
Length 540'1
164.59 m1
Length - Between Perpendiculars 510'1
155.45 m1
Beam 70'1
21.34 m1
Draft / Height 19'1
5.79 m1
Draft / Height - Maximum 22' 10"1
6.96 m1
Flight Deck 540' x 70'1
164.59 m x 21.34 m1
Performance  
Speed 16 knots1
Range  
Armament  
Anti-Aircraft 4"1: 21
2 pdr1: 161
20 mm1: 161
Aircraft 181
Armor  
Engines Burmeister & Wain 6 cylinder diesel1
Shafts 21
HP 10,7001
Oil 2,230 tons1
Aircraft Fuel  

Sources:

  1. The World's Aircraft Carriers 1914 - 1945, Roger Chesneau, 1986
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site