R62 HMS Glory

UK Royal Navy




1945 to 1956    


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Flight Deck: R
Call Sign: GGSN


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History of UK R62 HMS Glory

1942-mar-25Ordered
1942-aug-28Laid downYard No. 1191
1943-nov-27Launched
1945-feb-21Commissionedwith Deck Code L, became R
1948-janRefituntil c Jun 1949 to allow operations by heavier aircraft
1951-marDeploymentJPSasebo Naval Base departed Malta with CAG-14 embarked, for Korean waters to relieve HMS Theseus and embarking a USN S-51 for her SAR Flight at Sasebo. Relieved by HMAS Sydney 4 Oct 1951.
1951-may-14DeploymentFirst operational rescue by its Dragonfly SAR Flight while serving in Korean War 1951-1953 with 14th Carrier Air Group and a single planeguard Dragonfly.
1951-octRefitAUHMAS Kuttabul at Garden Island, Sydney, until c Jan 1952
1952-feb-2Deploymentrelieved HMAS Sydney off Korea. In turn, relieved by HMS Ocean on station, on 1 May.
1952-aprAircraftAssigned Dragonfly HR.1 VZ965 mid Apr as SAR Flt. Transferred to HMS Ocean, when relieved in May.
1952-nov-10Deploymentrelieved HMS Ocean off Korea and served until mid May 1953.
1953-julRefitat HMD Portsmouth until c Oct 1953.
1954-marRefituntil c Jul 1954, as an aircraft and equipment transporter between UK and the Far East
1955DeploymentLoch Eriboll anchorage Helicopter support ship in Loch Eriboll (deep water anchorage), near Durness, N Scotland during winter.
1956-junDecommissioned
1961-aug-23Fate: scrappedInverkeithing, Fife Wards Breakers Yard at Inverkeithing. Scrapping completed by 1962.

Specifications

   

    from Colossus class
13190light (tn)
18400full load (tn)
211.80length (m)
24.40beam (m)
7.20draught (m)
12000range (nm)
25max speed (knots)
42000power (shp)
2Naval Engine steam turbines
32Naval Gun single 20 mm
1Naval Radar air direction radar Type 277

Aircraft

   

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UK Royal Navy Sikorsky S-55 H-19 60


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Builder

   

UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast



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