S u m m
a r y o f S e r v i c e
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completion of storing embarked Squadrons and carried out exercises in Home
in preparation for deployment.
Joined Mediterranean Fleet as Flagship of Flag Officer (Air).
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from Mediterranean, to Far East to increase the RN presence
in the area after
forces successes made a change of Government inevitable.
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Station deployment in continuation and joined UN Task Group after outbreak of
carried out. photo-reconnaissance flights.
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UN deployment in continuation.
relief by HM Light Fleet Aircraft Carrier THESEUS returned to UK.
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Deployed with Home Fleet.
Carried out helicopter trials with SYCAMORE aircraft and
investigations into use of Angled Deck.
investigation on board.
Nominated for conversion for use as Cadet. Training Ship.
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Converted for Cadet Training.
deployment in Mediterranean took part in rescue work after fire in the troopship ss EMPIRE
WINDRUSH off Algiers whilst on
passage from Singapore.
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Visited Leningrad with HM
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Relieved in Training Squadron by HM Destroyer CARRON and HM
Frigates VIGILANT and VENUS.
Reduced to Reserve status pending conversion for use as Heavy
moves after Suez operations included possible use as troopship but not
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of conversion delayed by higher priority work and financial constraints.
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Under conversion at Portsmouth.
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Commissioned at Portsmouth for
service with Far East Fleet.
departure for support of KONFRONTASI operations involved additional expense to
of personnel from Singapore by air to UK for foreign service leave
not possible before sailing.
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Deployed at Singapore for
Carried out repair work on Liberian tanker during passage in South
Assisted in relief work in Pakistan after
flooding (Operation BURLAP).
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from service at Singapore and returned to Chatham to pay off into Reserve.
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on Disposal List and sold for breaking-up.