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HMS Glory - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Glory

Name : HMS Glory
Laid Down : 8th November 1942
Launched : 27th November 1943
Completed : 2nd April 1945
Type : Aircraft Carrier
Class : Colossus
Builder : Harland and Wolff
Country : UK
Pennants : R62, R62 BPF, R62
Fate : Scrapped August 1961.

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HMS Glory.

Timeline Entries :


28th July 1942 - Laid down at Harland & Wolff, Belfast
27th November 1943 - Pennant Number 62
27th November 1943 - Launched
November 1944 - Capt. A. W. Buzzard, DSO, OBE
November 1944 - British Pacific Fleet
2nd April 1945 - Completed
23rd May 1945 - Sailed Malta
6th September 1945 - At Rabaul for the signing of Japanese surrender
24th December 1945 - Arrived Melbourne
14th January 1946 - At Sydney
24th January 1946 - Arrived Sydney
31st January 1946 - Sailed Sydney for Jervis Bay for cxercises
31st January 1946 - Sailed Melbourne
1st March 1947 - On passage to the Firth of Forth
30th April 1947 - Sailed Trincomalee
7th June 1947 - At Singapore
23rd June 1947 - Sailed Singapore
11th November 1948 - Arrived Malta from England
20th September 1949 - Sailed Malta
29th September 1949 - Capt. W.R.C. Leggatt in Command
14th December 1949 - At Malta
5th January 1950 - Exercised Off Malta
29th January 1950 - At Naples
24th May 1950 - Exercised off Malta
19th June 1950 - Exercised with Greek Navy
20th June 1950 - Arrived Malta
13th July 1950 - At Marmarice
20th September 1950 - Off Gibraltar. Flying exercises in area
January 1951 - Sailed Portsmouth for Korea
2nd February 1951 - Arrived Malta
6th August 1951 - Glory In Korean Waters
3rd September 1951 - Off Korea
13th September 1951 - Off Korea supporting British Troops
24th October 1951 - Arrived Sydney for refit
7th January 1952 - Sailed Sydney for Korea
2nd May 1952 - Sailed Korean waters for the Mediterranean
28th May 1952 - Capt. K. S. Colquhoun in Command
28th May 1952 - Arrived Malta from Korea
15th August 1952 - Arrived Malta
15th September 1952 - Arrived Barcelona
20th September 1952 - Sailed Barcelona
27th October 1952 - Off Singapore en-route to Korea
5th July 1953 - Arrived Falmouth
8th July 1953 - Arrived Portsmouth from Korea
3rd November 1953 - Sailed Portsmouth for the Mediterranean
3rd November 1953 - Capt R.T. White in Command
8th February 1954 - At Malta
6th December 1954 - Arrived Portsmouth from Singapore
19th January 1955 - Sailed the Clyde to Loch Errinboll
1961 - Broken up

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Last edited : 21:15, March 24, 2011
By : jbryce1437


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