1942 Design Light Fleet Carrier - Ships

Ships

Name Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Paid off Foreign service and notes Fate
Colossus class
HMS Colossus Vickers-Armstrong 1 June 1942 30 September 1943 16 December 1944 1946 French Navy: Arromanches (1946–1974) Scrapped in 1978
HMS Glory Harland & Wolff 27 August 1942 27 November 1943 2 April 1945 1956 - Scrapped in 1961
HMS Ocean Stephen & Sons 8 November 1942 8 July 1943 8 August 1945 1960 - Scrapped in 1962
HMS Venerable Cammell-Laird 3 December 1942 30 December 1943 17 January 1945 April 1947 Royal Netherlands Navy: HNLMS Karel Doorman (1948–1968)
Argentine Navy: ARA Veinticinco de Mayo (1969–1999)
Scrapped in 1999
HMS Vengeance Swan Hunter 16 November 1942 23 February 1944 15 January 1945 1952 Royal Australian Navy: HMAS Vengeance (1952–1955)
Brazilian Navy: Minas Gerais (1960–2001)
Scrapped in 2004
HMS Pioneer Vickers-Armstrong 2 December 1942 20 May 1944 8 February 1945 1954 Completed as maintenance carrier Scrapped in 1954
HMS Warrior Harland & Wolff Ltd. 12 December 1942 20 May 1944 2 April 1945 1946 Royal Canadian Navy: HMCS Warrior (1946–1948)
Returned to Royal Navy (1948-195?)
Argentine Navy: ARA Independencia (1958–1971)
Scrapped in 1971
HMS Theseus Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company 6 January 1943 6 July 1944 9 February 1946 1957 - Scrapped in 1962
HMS Triumph R. & W. Hawthorn Leslie & Company Ltd. 27 January 1943 2 October 1944 9 May 1946 1975 Reclassified as repair ship in 1965 1981
HMS Perseus Vickers-Armstrong 1 June 1943 26 March 1944 19 October 1945 1957 Completed as maintenance carrier Scrapped in 1958
Majestic class
Majestic/
HMAS Melbourne
Vickers-Armstrong 15 April 1943 28 February 1945 28 October 1955 30 May 1982 Royal Australian Navy Scrapped in 1985
Terrible/
HMAS Sydney
HM Dockyard Devonport 19 April 1943 30 September 1944 16 December 1948 12 November 1973 Royal Australian Navy Scrapped in 1975
Magnificent/
HMCS Magnificent
Harland & Wolff 29 July 1943 16 November 1944 21 March 1948 1956 Royal Canadian Navy Scrapped in 1965
Hercules/
INS Vikrant
Vickers-Armstrong (construction)
Harland & Wolff (fitting out)
14 October 1943 22 September 1945 4 April 1961 31 January 1997 Indian Navy Preserved as museum ship
Leviathan Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd. 18 October 1943 7 June 1945 Scrapped before completion Scrapped in 1968
Powerful/
HMCS Bonaventure
Harland & Wolff 27 November 1943 27 February 1945 17 January 1957 3 July 1970 Royal Canadian Navy/
Canadian Forces Maritime Command
Scrapped 1971

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