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(ACV-24)  /  HMS RAVAGER
(later CVE-24)


Contributed by Tommy Trampp



Battle Honours

Atlantic 1943
CLASS - BOGUE
Displacement 7,800 Tons, Dimensions, 495' 8" (oa) x 69' 6" x 26' (Max)
Armament 2 x 5"/51 4 x 40mm, 10 x 20mm, 28 Aircraft.
Machinery, 8,500 SHP; Allis-Chambers, Geared Turbines, 1 screw
Speed, 17.5 Knots, Crew 890.
FATE
Stricken, 12 April 1946 (Navy Dept. Bulletin, 46-845, p. 20).

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CVE-24 / HMS Ravager
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HMS Ravager underway, with a single Avenger strike aircraft on deck. Date and location unknown (Fleet Air Arm Museum).

Courtesy of Tony Drury, Royal Navy Escort Carriers
CVE-24/HMS Ravager
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HMS Ravager, date and location unknown.

Submitted by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
CVE-24/HMS Ravager
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A Grumman Hellcat F.Mk.II landing on escort carrier HMS Ravager as the batsman makes the all-clear signal. Photo taken by unknown Royal Navy official photographer. ID 21287 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

Robert Hurst
CVE-24/HMS Ravager
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Undated image of a Royal Navy Fairey Barracuda T.B.Mk.II about to take off from the escort carrier HMS Ravager (D70) whilst she is at sea. Photo taken by an unidentified Royal Navy official photographer. Photo # A 21284 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

Robert Hurst
CVE-24/HMS Ravager
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Undated image of a Royal Navy Fairey Barracuda T.B.Mk.II landing-on while the batsman makes the appropriate signals on board HMS Ravager (D70). Photo taken by an unidentified Royal Navy official photographer. Photo # A 21286 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

Robert Hurst
CVE-24/HMS Ravager
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Undated picture of a Royal Navy Grumman Hellcat F. Mk.II about to land on HMS Ravager (D70) as the batsman makes the all-clear signal. Photo taken by an unknown Royal Navy official photographer. Photo # A 21288 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

Robert Hurst
CVE-24/HMS Ravager
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A Royal Navy Grumman Avenger of No. 846 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm landing on, as seen from the side safety cockpits on board HMS Ravager (D70). The arrestor hook is just making contact with the deck. Photo taken by an unknown Royal Navy Official photographer. Photo # A 21290 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

Robert Hurst
CVE-24/HMS Ravager
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A Royal Navy Grumman Hellcat F. Mk.II hauled to a halt by an arrestor wire aboard HMS Ravager (D70). It has been pulled taught by the aircraft's arrestor hook. Photo taken by an unknown Royal Navy Official photographer. Photo # A 21293 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

Robert Hurst
CVE-24/HMS Ravager
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Royal Navy Grumman Hellcat F.Mk.IIs warming up on the flight deck of HMS Ravager (D70). Photo taken by an unknown Royal Navy Official photographer. Photo # A 21294 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

Robert Hurst
CVE-24 / HMS Ravager
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The British escort aircraft carrier HMS Ravager (D70) moored at Greenock, Scotland, 12 August 1943. Photo by Royal Navy official photographer Lieutenant S.J. Beadell. Imperial War Museum, photo no.: A 18728.

Robert Hurst
Larger copy submitted by Mike Green
CVE-24 / HMS Ravager
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HMS Ravager (D70) underway on 11 November 1944, with a deck load of Fleet Air Arm Avengers and Corsairs. U.S. National Archives photo.

Photo and text from Aircraft Carriers of the World, 1914 to the Present: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, by Roger Chesneau.

Robert Hurst
Commercial Service
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Ex-HMS Ravager, rebuilt and renamed Robin Trent, US flag, 1948.

Submitted by Gerhard Mueller-Debus

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