Allied Warships

HMS Begum (D 38)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 38 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down3 Aug 1942 
Launched11 Nov 1942 
Commissioned2 Aug 1943 
End service 

Decommissioned and transferred to the R.N. and commissioned in R.N. service as HMS Begum on 2 August 1943.
Returned to the U.S.N. on 4 January 1946.
Stricken on 19 June 1946.
Sold into merchantile service on 16 April 1947 being renamed Raki.
Scrapped in Taiwan in March 1974.

Former nameUSS Bolinas

Commands listed for HMS Begum (D 38)

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1A/Capt. John Egerton Broome, DSC, RNAug 194326 Mar 1945
2A/Capt. Cecil Lewis Howe, OBE, RN26 Mar 19454 Jan 1946

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