Allied Warships

Escort Carriers

Pretoria Castle class

1 ship

The escort carrier HMS Pretoria Castle (F 61) of the Royal Navy.

Technical information

TypeEscort Carrier
Displacement17392 BRT 
Length594.5 feet 
Armament4 4" (AA) guns (2x2)
16 2pdr (AA) (4x4)
20 20mm (AA) (10x2)
15 aircraft 
Max speed17 knots
EnginesDiesels, 2 shafts 
Power13500 HP 
Notes on classThe largest escort carrier serving with the Royal Navy. Originally a passenger liner employed as an armed merchant cruiser early in the war. Later converted to an escort carrier. Used for training during the war.  

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HMS Pretoria Castle (F 61)

1 Escort Carrier of the Pretoria Castle class.

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