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KEWEENAW (CVE-44)  /  HMS PATROLLER


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: 1948: Converted to a cargo ship, renamed Almkerk (Dutch flag). 1968: Pacific Alliance. March 1974: Scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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HMS Patroller (D07)
Keweenaw (CVE-44)/HMS Patroller
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HMS Patroller. Date and place unknown.

Haze Gray & Underway
Keweenaw (CVE-44)/HMS Patroller
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HMS Patroller. Date and place unknown.

Tony Drury (Royal Navy Escort Carriers)
Keweenaw (CVE-44)/HMS Patroller
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HMS Patroller in April 1944 at Esquimalt, British Columbia, just before she entered the Burrard Dry Dock. Note she still has the single Oerlikon mounts on the foc'sle deck—these were replaced by powered twin mountings while she was in Vancouver.

Malcolm Rogers, via Tony Drury (Royal Navy Escort Carriers)
Keweenaw (CVE-44)/HMS Patroller
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HMS Patroller in November 1944, location unknown.

Robert Hurst
Keweenaw (CVE-44)/HMS Patroller
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HMS Patroller on her return to the UK in October 1946 flying her paying off pennant with members of the crew lining the flight deck in the traditional act of "dressing ship" for entering harbor.

Tony Drury (Royal Navy Escort Carriers)
Commercial Service
Keweenaw (CVE-44)/HMS Patroller
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101k

Ex-Keweenaw, ex-HMS Patroller as the Dutch Almkerk. Bremen, Germany, October 1966.

Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus

KEWEENAW (CVE-44) / HMS PATROLLER History
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(Located On The Hazegray & Underway Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

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Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages by Andrew Toppan.
"A History of HMS Patroller," Royal Navy Escort Carriers, by Tony Drury.
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