Allied Warships

HMS Premier (D 23)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 23 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down31 Oct 1942 
Launched22 Mar 1943 
Commissioned3 Nov 1943 
End service2 Apr 1946 

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 2 April 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 21 May 1946.
Sold into merchantile service in 1947 being renamed Rhodesia Star
In 1967 she was renamed Hong Kong Knight.
Scrapped in Taiwan in February 1974.  

Former nameUSS Estero

Commands listed for HMS Premier (D 23)

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1A/Capt. Robert James Gardner, RNNov 19432 Apr 1946

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