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  • D48 HMS Campania

    UK Royal Navy




    1944 to 1952    



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    Call Sign: GKFG
    Shipyard: Harland and Wolff


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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

    Aircraft

       

        Typical Max
    UK Royal Navy Westland dragonfly 00


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    Builder

       

    UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast



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