Vindex class escort aircraft carriers (RN, 1943)

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Vindex class escort aircraft carriers

specifications

Vindex and Nairana

Displacement: 13,445t (Nairana 13,825t) standard; 16,830t (Nairana 17,210t) deep load
Dimensions: 159.71m oa x 20.73m wl x 7.67m (Nairana 7.82m) mean deep load
Machinery: 2-shaft diesel, 10,700bhp = 16kts. Oil 1655t
Armament: 2-4in/45 QF Mk XVI HA (1x2), 16-2pdr pompom (4x4), 16-20mm, 18 aircraft
Complement: 700-728

Campania

Displacement: 12,450t standard; 15,970t deep load
Dimensions: 164.59m oa x 21.34m wl x 6.96m mean deep load
Machinery: 2-shaft diesel, 10,700bhp = 16kts. Oil 2230t
Armament: 2-4in/45 QF Mk XVI HA (1x2), 16-2pdr pompom (4x4), 16-20mm, 18 aircraft
Complement: 700

units

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp History Note
D15 Vindex Swan Hunter 1 Jul 1942 4 May 1943 3 Dec 1943 1947 decom'd
sold for merchant service
renamed Port Vindex
Aug 1971 BU
D05 Nairana John Brown 7 Nov 1941 20 May 1943 12 Dec 1943 1946 decom'd
23 Mar 1946 to Netherlands
renamed Karel Doorman
28 May 1948 decom'd
sold for merchant service
renamed Port Victor
1971 BU
D48 Campania Harland, Belfast 12 Aug 1941 17 Jun 1943 9 Feb 1944 30 Dec 1945 decom'd
2 Jun 1952 recom'd
Dec 1952 decom'd
1955 BU
1952 command ship for Operation Hurricane
(British first A-bomb test)