Allied Warships

USS Willapa (CVE 53)

Escort carrier of the Repeat Bogue class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassRepeat Bogue 
PennantCVE 53 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered28 Apr 1942 
Laid down21 May 1943 
Launched8 Nov 1943 
End service 

Never commissioned into the United States Navy.

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Altough she was Canadian manned she was not commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy.
Returned to the United States Navy on 16 January 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 12 March 1946.
Sold into merchantile service being renamed Muncaster Castle.
Renamed Bardic in 1954.
Renamed Ben Nevis in 1959.
Scrapped in Taiwan in June 1973.

Career notesTo the Royal Navy as HMS Puncher

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