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19441952UKRoyal NavyD48HMS CampaniaGKFG

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1940OrderedOrdered UK D48 HMS Campania
1941-aug-12Laid downLaid down UK D48 HMS Campania and converted from refrigerated transport of Shaw Savill Line
1943-jun-17LaunchedLaunched UK D48 HMS Campania as HMS Campania
1944-mar-08CommissionedCommissioned UK D48 HMS Campania
1952-jun-02DeploymentDeployment UK D48 HMS Campania departed Portsmouth via Cape of Good Hope for Indian Ocean off W Australia, for first British A-bomb test, arriving on station on 8 Aug. En route, rendezvous with HMS Plym which had loaded material from Shoeburyness at Stangate Creek, Sheerness and acted as escort (while actually carrying the device). 3 Dragonfly HR.3 on board.
1952-oct-03DeploymentDeployment UK D48 HMS Campania Operation Hurricane off Montebello Islands as command ship for A-bomb test
1952-decDecommissionedDecommissioned UK D48 HMS Campania
1955-novFate: scrappedFate: scrapped UK D48 HMS Campania at Blyth in Northumbria

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