HMS Magnificent

UK Royal Navy

1948 to 1956 - CA Canadian Armed Forces - CVL 21 HMCS Magnificent    



1948    


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History of UK HMS Magnificent

1943-jul-29Laid downas Colossus class hull
1944-nov-16Launchedas HMS Magnificent
1948Fate: transferedloaned to Royal Candian navy

History of CA CVL 21 HMCS Magnificent

1948-apr-7Commissionedinto RCN as HMCS Magnificent
1948-may-25HomeportCAHalifax Harbour departed UK for Canada with 19th CAG aboard, arriving Halifax NS on 1 Jun.
1953-jun-15Deployment Fleet Review: Coronation Review of the Fleet carrying Flag of Royal Canadian Navy
1956-dec-29DeploymentEGPort Said departed Halifax, NS en route Port Said with troops and equipment for UN Emergency Force, after the Suez Crisis.
1957Decommissionedreturned to Royal Navy

Specifications

   

    from Majestic class
18000full load (tn)
211.80length (m)
24.40beam (m)
7.20draught (m)
12000range (nm)
25max speed (knots)
40000power (shp)



Builder

   

UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast