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HMS Albion - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Albion

Name : HMS Albion
Laid Down : 23rd March 1944
Launched : 6th May 1947
Completed : 26th May 1947
Type : Aircraft Carrier
Class : Centaur
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : R07
Fate : Scrapped 9th July 1973.

Deck Letter A.

Battle Honours :

Grenada 1779
Martinique 1780
Washington 1814
Algiers 1816
Navarino 1827
Sevastopol 1854
Gallipoli 1915.

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HMS Albion, July 1958.


HMS Albion, April 1964.


HMS Albion, September 1966.


HMS Albion, September 1967.


HMS Albion, September 1967.


HMS Albion entering the harbour in Malta.


HMS Albion.

Timeline Entries :


6th December 1947 - Launched
27th May 1957 - Review of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
18th July 1958 - Sailed Rosyth for Portsmouth
13th February 1959 - Arrived Sydney
13th February 1959 - Capt. A.B. Cole in Co
11th December 1959 - Completed refit at Portsmouth
January 1960 - Captain F. M. A. Torrens-Spence, D.S.O., D.S.C., A.F.C. in Command
2nd February 1960 - Deployed to the Far East
26th March 1960 - Anchored in Piraeus Bay
13th April 1960 - Arrived Singapore
21st May 1960 - Arrived Hong Kong
26th May 1960 - Sailed Hong Kong
2nd July 1960 - Arrived Hong Kong
8th July 1960 - Sailed Hong Kong
21st August 1960 - Assisted SS Twinhorse with casualty
23rd August 1960 - Arrived Hong Kong
1st September 1960 - Sailed Hong Kong
1st August 1962 - Commissioned
18th September 1962 - In Plymouth Sound
3rd November 1962 - Deployed to the Far East
9th December 1962 - Sailed Mombassa
13th December 1962 - Arrived Singapore. Sailed same day
8th January 1963 - Sailed Singapore
23rd February 1963 - Arrived Hong Kong
March 1963 - Exercised of East Coast of Borneo
18th April 1963 - Arrived off Borneo
22nd July 1963 - Sailed Penang
12th August 1963 - Sailed Singapore
7th September 1963 - Sailed Singapore
23rd September 1963 - Sailed Hong Kong
29th September 1963 - Off Borneo
30th September 1963 - Sailed Labuan
4th October 1963 - Arrived Singapore
3rd November 1963 - Arrived Tobruk
12th November 1963 - Sailed Aden for Singapore
8th December 1963 - Sailed Borneo
18th December 1963 - Arrived Singapore
19th December 1963 - Sailed Singapore for Hong Kong
23rd December 1963 - Arrived Hong Kong
January 1964 - Off Tawau
16th January 1964 - Off Rajang River
18th January 1964 - Sailed Rajang River
19th January 1964 - Arrived Singapore
22nd January 1964 - Sailed Singapore for Hong Kong
25th January 1964 - Arrived Hong Kong
18th March 1964 - Sailed Kilindini Harbour
May 1964 - Capt. John Harold Adams in Command
14th May 1964 - J.H. AdamsAssumed Command
23rd November 1964 - Sailed Portsmouth for trials
23rd November 1964 - Commissioned
12th March 1965 - Deployed to the Far East
22nd March 1965 - At Port Said
9th April 1965 - Sailed Aden
18th April 1965 - Sailed Mombassa
28th April 1965 - Arrived Singapore
25th November 1965 - Sailed Aden
31st December 1965 - At Singapore
January 1966 - J.H. Adams Relinquished Command
January 1966 - Captain Place Assumed Command
1st January 1966 - Sailed Singapore
3rd November 1967 - At Aden for the withdrawal
14th July 1968 - Sailed Wilhelmshaven
July 1972 - Stricken

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HMS Eagle and HMS Albion by Ivan Berryman.


HMS Eagle and HMS Albion by Ivan Berryman.

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Last edited : 15:11, February 28, 2011
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