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  • R81 Hr. Ms. Karel Doorman

    NL Royal Netherlands Navy

    1945 to 1948 - UK Royal Navy - R63 HMS Venerable    
    1968 to 1997 - AR Argentine Navy - V2 ARA Veinticinco de Mayo    

    1948 to 1968    


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    History of UK R63 HMS Venerable

    1942-dec-3Laid downYard No. V.1126
    1943-dec-30LaunchedUKCammell 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-18Den Helder Marinehaven (naval base) arrived
    1968-jan-23Den Helder Marinehaven (naval base) departure
    1968-feb-9Port VisitESLas Palmas harbour 9-12 feb
    1968-mar-15Den Helder Marinehaven (naval base) arrived
    1968-oct-15Fate: transferedto Argentina as ARA Veinticinco de Mayo

    History of AR V2 ARA Veinticinco de Mayo

    1968-oct-15Commissionedex HMNLS Karel Doorman
    2000Fate: scrappedsold for scrap to India



        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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