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USS PERDIDO   (CVE-47)  /  HMS TROUNCER


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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 Dep. Bulletin, 46-845, p. 20). 1948: Converted to a cargo ship, renamed Greystoke Castle (British flag). 1954: Gallic. 1959: Benrinnes (Ben Line Ltd., Leith). November 1973: Scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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HMS Trouncer (D85)
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HMS Trouncer alongside a pier at Portland, Oregon on 9 February 1944, soon after completion. Commissioned for a few days as USS Perdido (CVE-47), this ship was transferred to the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease at the end of January 1944 and thereafter served in the Royal Navy.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives (#19-N-61366).

Naval History & Heritage Command, via Robert Hurst
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Ex-HMS Trouncer as Benrinnes. This picture was taken from the ST London Valour in 1966 as she passed us about 100 miles into the Bay of Biscay heading approximately SSW.

©David Meare,
formerly Radio Officer, British Merchant Navy
CVE-47 Perdido/HMS Trouncer
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81k Ben Line Benrinnes discharging cargo from the Far East. Bremerhaven, September 1971. Note: During the rebuilding process after WW II, this vessel had been fitted with a slightly modified superstructure that was originally destined for a Liberty Ship. Photos by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
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CVE-47 Perdido/HMS Trouncer
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60k Ex-HMS Trouncer as Benrinnes, Bremerhaven, July 1972. Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus

For more photos and information about this ship, see:

HMS TROUNCER CVE-47 History (Ex- PERDIDO)
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Hazegray & Underway Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

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