D48 HMS Campania

UK Royal Navy




1944 to 1952    


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Call Sign: GKFG


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History of UK D48 HMS Campania

1940Ordered
1941-aug-12Laid downand converted from refrigerated transport of Shaw Savill Line
1943-jun-17Launchedas HMS Campania
1944-mar-8Commissioned
1952-jun-2Deploymentdeparted 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-3DeploymentAUTrimouille Island Montebello Islands Operation Hurricane off Montebello Islands as command ship for A-bomb test
1952-decDecommissioned
1955-novFate: scrappedBlyth Breakers Yard at Blyth in Northumbria

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UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast