Allied Warships

HMS Attacker (D 02)

Escort Carrier of the Attacker class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 02 
Built byWestern Pipe & Steel Co. (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down17 Apr 1941 
Launched27 Sep 1941 
Commissioned30 Sep 1942 
End service5 Jan 1946 

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 5 January 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 26 February 1946.
Sold into merchantile service on 28 October 1946 being renamed Castel Forte.
Renamed Fairsky in the 1970's.
Fairsky hit a submerged wreck on 23 June 1977 and was beached to prevent sinking.
Refloated on 29 June 1977.
Conversion to floating hotel Philippine Tourist started in 1978.
Destroyed by a fire on 3 November 1979 and scrapped at Hong Kong starting on 24 May 1980.

Former nameUSS Barnes (i)

Commands listed for HMS Attacker (D 02)

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1Capt. Waldemar William Powell Shirley-Rollison, RN8 Apr 194212 May 1944
2Capt. Harold Bruce Farncomb, DSO, RAN12 May 194413 Nov 1944
3Capt. George Fisher Renwick, RN13 Nov 1944

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Notable events involving Attacker include:

17 May 1945
During 17/18 May 1945, HMS Ceylon (Capt. K.L. Harkness, DSC, RN) and HMS Attacker (Capt. G.F. Renwick, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included night exercises. (1)


  1. ADM 53/120915 + ADM 53/121089

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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