Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Escort Carrier Photo Archive

USS BOLINAS   (CVE-36)  /  HMS BEGUM   (D38)


Contributed by Tommy Trampp


Battle Honours

East Indies 1944
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: April 1947: Sold for commercial service and converted to cargo ship, renamed Raki (Dutch flag). 1966: Sold to C. Y. Tung, Hong Kong, renamed I Yung. April 1974: Scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
CVE-36 Bolinas / HMS Begum
NS0303601
91k Good low level image showing details of this class. IWM
CVE-36 Bolinas / HMS Begum
NS0303602
61k HMS Begum serving with the Eastern Fleet in 1944. Avengers and Wildcats of 832 Squadron are on deck. Haze Gray & Underway
CVE-36 Bolinas / HMS Begum
NS0303604
38k

Captain J. E. Broome, DSC, RN, commaning officer of HMS Begum (D38), stands on the bridge of his ship at Greenock, Scotland, on 23 February 1944. Photo taken by an unknown Royal Navy official photographer. Image from the collections of the Imperial War Museums, photo # A21926.

Robert Hurst
Commercial Service
CVE-36 Bolinas / HMS Begum
NS0303603
134k

SS Raki, ex-HMS Begum, ex-USS Bolinas (CVE-36), of the Nederland Line circa 1964. Note the prominent fairlead at the top of the stem. Photo and text from Merchant Ships of World War II: A Post War Album, by Victor Young.

Robert Hurst

For more photos and information about this ship, see:

Read the USS BOLINAS (CVE-36) / HMS BEGUM (D38) DANFS History entry

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Not Applicable To This Ship
Related Links
Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Official U.S. Navy Carrier Website

Main
Photo Index
Escort Carrier
Photo Index Page

Comments, Suggestions or Image submissions, E-mail Carrier Information
Problems and site related matters, E-mail Webmaster

This page was created by Paul Yarnall and is maintained by Fabio Peña
All pages copyright NavSource Naval History

Last update: 13 March 2016