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Attacker Class, British Escort Carriers


Photograph of Bogue-class escort carrier

U.S. Navy


Specifications:


Tonnage 10,200 tons standard displacement
Dimensions 495'8" by 69' by 26'
151.08m by 21.03m by 7.92m
Maximum speed       18.5 knots
Complement 646
Aircraft 439'11" (134.09m) flight deck
1 catapult
2 6.5 ton elevators
20 aircraft
Armament 2 4"/50 dual-purpose guns
4x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
20 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
Machinery
1-shaft geared turbine (8500 hp)
2 Foster-Wheeler boilers
Bunkerage 3100 tons fuel oil
50,000 gallons (190,000 liters) aviation gasoline
Sensors
Type 279 air search radar
Type 271 surface search radar
HF/DF
Modifications
Some units replaced the 4"/50s with British Mark Vs.
Most units shipped additional 40mm guns and replaced single 20mm guns with dual 20mm guns.

The Attackers were Bogues provided to Britain by the United States under Lend-Lease. They differed from their American counterparts in having somewhat less gasoline storage and in having slightly more powerful machinery. None were lost in combat.


Units in the Pacific

Battler     
Arrived 1943-10
Fencer
Arrived 1944-11
Striker     
Arrived 1944-11
Chaser     
Arrived 1945
Stalker     
Arrived 1945-3
Hunter     
Arrived 1945-3
Attacker     
Arrived 1945-4
Pursuer
Arrived 1945-4

References

Chesneau (1992)

Friedman (1983)

Worth (2001)



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