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HMS Striker.  HMS Striker, part of the Attacker Class supplied to the Royal Navy from the US Navy and was formally named US Prince William (AVG19).  She was laid down on the 15 December 1941, launched 17th May 1942 and commissioned in the US Navy 29th April 1943.   HMS Striker was an escort carrier used mainly in anti submarine warfare duty in the North Atlantic.  In 1944 she served in the Pacific in the role of transport and fighter support.  She was returned to the US Navy on 12th February 1946 and scrapped the same year.

Displacement : 11,420 tons   Dimensions : 492ft x 69.5ft x 23.25ft.   Armament : Two 4in AA (2 x 1); Eight 40mm AA (4 x 2), Fifteen 20mm AA (15 x 1) Guns; 18 aircraft.  Complement : 646.

Some Crew of HMS Striker.  Photos taken by Petty Officer Ronald Dixon, sent in by his son Tim Dixon

My late father served on HMS Striker during the last two years of WW2, Atlantic and Pacific. He never told me a lot about his experiences, he was petty officer, Ronald Dixon from Doncaster. He did however leave photos, some of which he wrote on the back of as id. They are very interesting and I would be willing to share some to other genuine crew members and descendants. I would love to hear from anyone who knew my father at this time (he was very young).   Lundholme@aol.com    Tim Dixon

Vought Sikorsky crash landing on Striker, Botany Bay early 1945.  Sent in by Tim Dixon

Fencer and Striker, in Melbourne, Christmas 1944.Note the De Haveland Mosquito on deck. Sent in by Tim Dixon

M E Abbott.

Surgeon Max Evelyn Lee Abbott, RNVR on HMS Striker, Far East late 40ís, visited Australia, staffed a field hospital at the end on the war at Kai Tak airfield, Hong Kong, returned to the UK based in Chatham Naval Dockyard.

 

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JOHN CAROL...   John Carol was a member of the Bristol Branch of The Burma Star Association, and has recently died.   Our only record of him shows that he served aboard HMS Striker during ww2.   I am the Press Officer for the local branch of Burma Star, and if anyone remembers John, or can supply any further information, could they please contact me    Many thanks, Pete Lawrence.   peterhlawrence@hotmail.com

WILLY (ERIC GEORGE).. Willy was an able seaman quarter deck on HMS Striker from 1942 to 1946. He would like to contact any old friends who served with him, one of which was Fred Woolley. Contact Barbara at BarbaraBHunt@aol.com 

NORMAN WHITE.. I am trying to trace anyone who knew my father Norman White, he served on HMS Striker during WW2. He was mates with Jack Fielding and Ernie Lee. Contact Tim White at chalky.tim@virgin.net 

 

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