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JAMAICA (CVE-43)  /  HMS SHAH


Contributed by Tommy Trampp


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, 7 February 1946 (Navy Dept. Bulletin, 46-316, p. 14).

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Jamaica (CVE-43)/HMS Shah
NS0304301
36k

HMS Shah. Date and place unknown.

Haze Gray & Underway
Jamaica (CVE-43)/HMS Shah
NS0304303
102k

HMS Shah (D21), ex-Jamaica (CVE-43), date and location unknown.

Courtesy of Tony Drury, Royal Navy Escort Carriers
Jamaica (CVE-43)/HMS Shah
NS0304302
75k

HMS Shah ferrying aircraft, possibly in January 1944, en route to Melbourne from San Francisco.

Courtesy of Tony Drury, Royal Navy Escort Carriers
Jamaica (CVE-43)/HMS Shah
NS0304304
84k

HMS Shah, ex-Jamaica, at Cochin, India, after unloading aircraft, late February–early March 1944.

Courtesy of Tony Drury, Royal Navy Escort Carriers
HMS Emperor + HMS Shah
NS0303409
80k

One of HMS Shah's Grumman Avengers gets airborne from the flight deck of HMS Emperor, May 1945, during the British East Indies Fleet hunt for the Japanese heavy cruiser HIMJS Haguro (Shah's catapult was defective). Because of the range, they were carrying no torpedoes, nor could they be supported by Hellcat fighters. Fleet Air Arm photo. Imperial War Museum photo.

Robert Hurst

JAMAICA (CVE-43) / HMS SHAH History
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Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages by Andrew Toppan.
HMS Shah, Royal Navy Escort Carriers, by Tony Drury.

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