HMS Nairana (D 05)
Escort Carrier of the Nairana class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Laid down||7 Nov 1941|
|Launched||20 May 1943|
|Commissioned||12 Dec 1943|
Aquired March 1942. Ex merchantile.
Loaned to the Royal Netherlands Navy as HrMs Karel Doorman on 23 March 1946. Returned to the Royal Navy on 28 May 1948 and immediately sold into merchantile service as Port Victor. She was converted back into a merchant ship at Belfast. Scrapped at Faslane, starting in July 1971.
Commands listed for HMS Nairana (D 05)
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|1||Capt. Raymond Maurice Trevelyan Taylor, RN||31 Aug 1943||28 Jul 1944|
|2||Capt. Villiers Nicholas Surtees, DSO, RN||28 Jul 1944||May 1945|
|3||Cdr. George Henry Beale, DSO, OBE, RN||May 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Nairana include:
Later the same day, HMS Tantalus and HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) carried out attack exercises on each other. (1)
- ADM 173/18941
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.