Allied Warships

HMS Rapana

Escort Carrier of the Merchantile Conversion class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
ClassMerchantile Conversion 
Built byWilton-Feijenoord (Schiedam, Holland) 
Laid down 
Launched17 Apr 1935 
End service 

Tanker conversion. Aquired 1943


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Notable events involving Rapana include:

Oct 1943
HMS Rapana helped to defend convoy SC-143. One of her aircraft was Swordfish LS326 of 836 Squadron FAA, which is operated by the Royal Navy Historic Flight and still flies from RNAS Yeovilton. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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