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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.

Ships

HMS Campania

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

Specifications

  Campania
Crew 700
Displacement 12,450 tons
Displacement - Loaded 15,970 tons
Physical Characteristics  
Length 540'
164.59 m
Length - Between Perpendiculars 510'
155.45 m
Beam 70'
21.34 m
Draft / Height 19'
5.79 m
Draft / Height - Maximum 22' 10"
6.96 m
Flight Deck 540' x 70'
164.59 m x 21.34 m
Performance  
Speed 16 knots
Range  
Armament  
Anti-Aircraft 4": 2
2 pdr: 16
20 mm: 16
Aircraft 18
Armor  
Engines Burmeister & Wain 6 cylinder diesel
Shafts 2
HP 10,700
Oil 2,230 tons
Aircraft Fuel  

Sources:

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