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Aircraft Carrier histories. Royal Navy aircraft carriers of the Ruler Class. Aircraft carrier website dedicated to the history of HMS Ravager, HMS Trumpeter, HMS Patroller, HMS Puncher, HMS Reaper, HMS Searcher, HMS Slinger, HMS Smiter, HMS Speaker, HMS Trouncer, HMS Arbiter, HMS Ameer, HMS Atheling, HMS Begum, HMS Emperor, HMS Empress, HMS Khedive, HMS Nabob, HMS Premier, HMS Queen, HMS Rajah, HMS Ranee, HMS Ruler, HMS Shah and HMS Thane from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of Ruler class carriers.

View pictures of HMS Atheling

HMS Ameer 18th October 1942 Sold to USA on 17th January 1946.
HMS Arbiter 9th September 1943 Sold to USA on 3rd March 1946.
HMS Atheling 7th September 1942
HMS Begum 11th November 1942
HMS Emperor 7th October 1942
HMS Empress 30th December 1942
HMS Khedive 27th December 1942 Sold to USA on 26th January 1946.
HMS Nabob 9th March 1943
HMS Patroller 6th May 1943 Sold to USA on 13th December 1946.
HMS Premier 22nd March 1943
HMS Puncher 8th November 1943 Sold to USA on 16th January 1946.
HMS Queen 31st July 1943
HMS Rajah 18th May 1943
HMS Ranee 2nd June 1943
HMS Reaper 22nd November 1943
HMS Ruler 21st August 1943
HMS Shah 21st April 1943
HMS Slinger 15th December 1942
HMS Smiter 27th September 1943
HMS Speaker 20th February 1943
HMS Thane 15th July 1943
HMS Trouncer 16th June 1943
HMS Trumpeter 15th December 1942 Sold to USA on 6th April 1946.

HMS Arbiter

HMS Arbiter.

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HMS Arbiter. Contributed by  Peter Stenhouse

HMS Arbiter.

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HMS Arbiter.

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HMS Arbiter.

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HMS Arbiter.

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Fleet Air Arm Corsair on HMS Arbiter.

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HMS Arbiter.

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HMS Arbiter.

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Corsair KD611 of Fleet Air Arm squadron 1843 on HMS Arbiter.

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Corsair KD578 of Fleet Air Arm squadron 1843 on HMS Arbiter.

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Corsair KD578 of Fleet Air Arm squadron 1843 on HMS Arbiter.

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Corsair KD578 of Fleet Air Arm squadron 1843 on HMS Arbiter.

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HMS Arbiter.

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Corsair KD607 of Fleet Air Arm squadron 1843 after crashing over the side of HMS Arbiter.

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Funeral on HMS Arbiter.

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Funeral on HMS Arbiter.

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HMS Arbiter, Corsair JV175 in the foreground.

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Corsair crash landed on HMS Arbiter.

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Corsair crashing on HMS Arbiter, possibly KD607.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge, from HMS Arbiter..

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Fort Denison, Sydney, Australia.

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Sydney, including Australian General Electric radio tower.

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HMS Arbiter, with escort destroyer approaching.

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HMS Cavendish, from HMS Arbiter.

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HMS Patroller

HMS Patroller, November 1945.

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HMS Ranee

HMS Ranee

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HMS ARBITER

I am looking for information on HMS Arbiter. My uncle served on her and I am trying to give him a surprise portfolio of the ships. Contact Allen Roberts at allen.roberts@lineone.net 

JOHN WILLIAM HATE, My father served on HMS Arbiter during WW2. I would love to hear from anyone who may have known him or has info and photos of the ship and its history and its crew.  Contact Tony at antandshar@msn.com 

HMS KHEDIVE

WILLIAM A BELL.. I believe my father was serving on HMS Khedive at the time of the liberation of Singapore. I have some photographs but no information. Can anyone offer contacts or information which will help build a picture of this period of my father's life. Contact me at john.bell@dial.pipex.com 

HMS PATROLLER

JOHN THOMPSON..  I served on this ship from the middle 1944 and I am trying to locate a fellow sailor John Thompson who was from Levien or Levin in Scotland where I spent several leaves with him. He had a sister Jane.  I would like to make contact with John.   Graham Adam, contact here  

ALBERT BROWNING.. My father served on the Patroller during and at the end of WW2. I know he would appreciate hearing from anyone who may remember him. Contact me at colinb@kisser.net.au 

REGINALD WALKER.. My grandfather died 18 years ago, but was aboard the Patroller during WWII. We would like to know more about what he/the ship did. Any information gratefully received. Contact us at nqwalker@hotmail.com 

HMS PREMIER

BILL WALLACE. My father is alive and well , he served on HMS Premier 1943 - 1945 and would like to contact any old shipmates. in particular Lennie Lowe who lived in Essex. Contact me at Rwallaces@aol.com 

HMS RULER

JACK DUCKETT:  Served on HMS Ruler 1944 - 1945 also based at Montrose. Looking to contact old ship mates and old friends from Montrose, especially "Bunny Austin" and Bill Illingworth anyone remembers me or my pals please contact me at Granny1945uk@hotmail.com 

HMS SPEAKER

Looking for crew of HMS Speaker who might have recollections or photos of POWs transferred from Nagasaki in September 1945. Contact me at jpowers@netnet.net 

Message for Tim Pecket below. I have been trying to e-mail you but my messages are sent back. I have what you are looking for, contact me at maskells@zoom.co.uk 

Peckett.. My father (soon to be 82) served on HMS Speaker during WW2. I am trying to track down a picture of the ship or indeed the crest. If anyone has photos of the ship please contact me Tim Peckett at tpeckett@london.fab.com 

HMS THANE

CLIFFORD HIGGINS.. My father Clifford who is alive and well, served on HMS Thane from 1943-45. He would love to hear from any ex-members of the Thane's company; we have already established contact with 4/5 shipmates from around the world. Contact us at island@swauk.freeserve.co.uk 

HMS TRUMPETER

JOHN GREENFIELD.. My father, John, was a Petty Officer on HMS Trumpeter in 1945. Would be pleased to hear from anyone who remembers him. Contact me at roesemarypb@tiscali.co.uk 

JAMES STEWART. My uncle came from Liverpool and served on HMS Trumpeter. He was a 19 year old. AB. He died on the 26th July 1945 en route to the far East. is there any old shipmates out there who remembers him and the circumstances in which he died. It has troubled my aunt (his younger sister for many years. if you can help contact me Tony. at memphisslimb@hotmail.com 

 

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