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HMS D.77 Nabob

HMS D.77 Nabob (Bogue/Attacker Class)
General Details
Nationality American-British
Type Escort Aircraft Carrier
Builder Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Tacoma, Washington, USA
Laid down 20 October 1942
Launched 22 March 1943
Commissioned 7 September 1943
Fate Ex-CVE.41
Ex-ACV.41
Ex-AVG.41 Edisto
Acquired (USN) and redesignated AVG.40
Redesignated ACV.40 20 August 1942
Redesignated CVE.40 15 July 1943
Lend lease to UK 7 September 1943
Manned by RCN personnel
Torpedoed 22 August 1944 in the Barents Sea by U-354
CTOL and paid off 30 September 1944
Used as part's hulk
Returned to USN 16 March 1946
Stricken 16 March 1946
Sold for scrap Mar 1947
Resold into merchant service
Not renamed
Resold and renamed Glory 1968
Sold for scrap 1977 in Taiwan. Scrapping began 6. December 1977.
Displacement
Standard 11.420 tons
Full Load 15.390 tons
14.170 tons
Ballast Approx. 300 tons low in ship to offset added top weight
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) N/A
Lenght (Overall) 495.67' or 492'
Beam 69.5'
Draft 25.5' or 24.67'
Flight Deck Length 466.67' or 465'
Flight Deck Width 78.45' or 75'
Height of flight deck above water 48'
Elevators etc Fore and aft;
9 hydraulic arrestor wires;
3 barriers abreast the island bridge structure.
Armament
Main Gun 2 x 5"/38 cal DP (2 x 1)
Heavy AA 16 x 40 mm Bofors (8 x 2)
Light AA 20 x 20 mm Mk 5 Oerlikons (20 x 1)
Radars (in UK service)
Air Search Type 291 ./44
Surface Search Type 132
Type 272 A/S
Type 86TBS aerials (111' above waterline)
Navigation N/A
Fire Control N/A
Propulsion
Boilers 2 F.W. Type "D" 285 psi 577F or 4 Admiralty 3 drum
Turbines 1 Allis-Chalmers or Westinghouse steam 85 rpm Parsons geared
Shafts 1
Horsepower 8,500-9,350 shp
Endurance 26.340 nm at 15 knots (service)
23.664 nm at 17 knts
Fuel 3.459 tons
Gasoline Storage 196.091 gallons in 4 tanks (normally only 1 in use)
Speed 31 knots
Complement
Usual 908 Navy & Air Wing
Gallery
Photo Gallery HMS D.77 Nabob