1952 to 1955    

R71 HMAS Vengeance

AU Royal Australian Navy

1944 to 1952 - UK Royal Navy - R71 HMS Vengeance    
1960 to 2001 - BR Brazilian Navy - A11 NAeL Minas Gerais    

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History of UK HMS Vengeance R71

1942-nov-16Laid downLaid down UK Swan Hunter (Wallsend) as Yard No. 1699
1945-jan-15CommissionedCommissioned Decl letter A, then N (by 1946) , then Q
1946-jan-16RefitRefit HMAS Kuttabul short refit in Sydney Garden Island Dockyard, until Mar 1946
1947-junPort VisitPort Visit visited Oslo.
1949-janTrialsTrials Arctic trials until early Mar. Included 705 NAS Dragonfly WB220.
1949-mar-08RefitRefit UK HMD Rosyth repairs at Rosyth until c Jun, to rectify flight deck cracks and other defects incurred during the Arctic trials.
1952-janDeploymentDeployment SG Sembawang naval base departed HMNB Portsmouth for Singapore as an aircraft ferry to re-inforce efforts for the Korean War. Returned Mar 1952.
1952-sepRefitRefit UK HMD Portsmouth wear and tear repairs and work in preparation for transfer to RAN.
1952-novDecommissionedDecommissioned to RAN as HMAS Vengeance

History of AU HMAS Vengeance R71

1952-nov-13CommissionedCommissioned UK HMD Devonport ex RN HMS Vengeance
1953-jan-16AircraftAircraft took delivery of first 3 Sycamore HR.50 for the RAN in the English Channel (XA219, XA220 and XA221) and transported them to Oz, arriving early Mar.
1955-junDeploymentDeployment departed Sydney for return to UK. Her Ships Company would take over HMAS Melbourne after hand-over in the UK.
1955-aug-13DecommissionedDecommissioned returned to RN, until sold to Brazil on 13 Dec 1956.

History of BR NAeL Minas Gerais A11

1957-junRefitRefit until Dec 1960 in Rotterdam (NL): reconstruction for Brazilian service
1960-dec-06CommissionedCommissioned ex RN HMS Vengeance (from reserve)
1976RefitRefit Service Life Extension Programme until 1981
2004-aprFate: scrappedFate: scrapped IN Alang Breakers Yard towed to Alang, India and scrapped.

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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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