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  • R63 HMS Venerable

    UK Royal Navy

    1948 to 1968 - NL Royal Netherlands Navy - R81 Hr. Ms. Karel Doorman    

    1945 to 1948    


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    Flight Deck: V
    Call Sign:
    Shipyard: Cammell Laird


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    History of UK R63 HMS Venerable

    1942-dec-3Laid downYard No. V.1126
    1943-dec-30LaunchedCammell Laird Birkenhead
    1945-jan-17CommissionedDeck letter B, then N, T in 1946), then V
    1948Decommissionedto Royal Netherlands Navy as HMNLS Karel Doorman

    History of NL R81 Hr. Ms. Karel Doorman

    1948-may-28Commissionedex RN HMS Venerable
    1955Refituntil 1958 with angled flight deck, mirror landing sight and new radar
    1962-mar-27Port VisitUSNS Norfolk 27mar to 2apr
    1962-apr-18NLDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) arrived
    1968-jan-23NLDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) departure
    1968-feb-9Port VisitESLas Palmas harbour 9-12 feb
    1968-mar-15NLDen Helder Marinehaven (naval base) arrived
    1968-oct-15Fate: transferedto Argentina as ARA Veinticinco de Mayo



        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



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