Allied Warships

USS Glacier (CVE 33)

Escort carrier of the Repeat Bogue class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassRepeat Bogue 
PennantCVE 33 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Jun 1942 
Launched7 Sep 1942 
Commissioned3 Jul 1943 
End service31 Jul 1943 

Decommissioned for transfer to the R.N. on 31 July 1943.
Transferred to the R.N. and commissioned in R.N. service as HMS Atheling on 1 August 1943.
Returned to the U.S.N on 13 December 1946.
Stricken on 7 February 1947.
Sold into merchantile service being renamed Roma.
Scrapped in Italy in November 1967.

Career notesTo the Royal Navy as HMS Atheling

Commands listed for USS Glacier (CVE 33)

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1T/Capt. Ward Carr Gilbert, USN12 Jul 1943

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