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22nd Formal transfer to RN and commissioned for service as HMS PATROLLER.
25th Build completion and commenced Acceptance Trials
November Carried out Acceptance Trials
(Note: These included Full Power trials and operation of essential services.
22nd On completion of trials took passage to San Francisco.
December Nominated for service as a Ferry Carrier in newly formed East Indies Fleet based in Ceylon
3rd Sailed from San Francisco for Australia with aircraft.
22nd Arrived at Melbourne
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2nd At Fremantle.
Passage to Cochin. India.
22nd At Cochin
(Note: It may be assumed that aircraft were disembarked for storage at Naval Air Station
February Passage to Brisbane
2nd At Freetown
7th At Brisbane
Took passage to Wellington
14th At Wellington, New Zealand.
Return passage to USA
7th At San Francisco.
15th Transferred on loan to US Army for deployment as Ferry Carrier.
April US Army deployment in continuation.
6th Passage to Esquimalt.
23rd Arrived at Esquimalt
May Reverted to RN control
2nd Passage to San Francisco and took return passage to Vancouver.
Taken in hand at Esquimalt for modifications needed to suit RN requirements during
June Under modification
25th Took passage to UK with call at San Francisco.
August Passage through Panama Canal
10th At Norfolk, Va
(Note: It may be assumed that aircraft were embarked for passage to UK)
27th Took passage to Liverpool for service in Western Approaches Command.
(Note: Part of Convoy HX305 which sailed from New York on 25th. to be confirmed)
7th Arrived at Liverpool
(Note: HX305 arrived at Liverpool on 8th
Ship may have detached in NW Approaches. To be confirmed)
12th Sailed for USA
(Note: Ship may have joined Convoy ON252 which sailed from Liverpool on 7th.)
23rd Arrived at Norfolk
(Note: Ship may have detached from ON252 which arrived in New York on 22nd.)
Sailed for Clyde after embarking aircraft and may have made independent passage
(Note: joined Convoy CU.41 at NYC on 29 September 1944 and arrived
on 10 October 1944, with thanks to Mark Mudge).
October Passage to Clyde
(Note: Aircraft may have disembarked in Clyde or at Belfast. To be confirmed)
9th Under repair in Clyde commercial shipyard.
November Carried out post repair trials
10th Passage to Norfolk, Va for aircraft embarkation.
Embarked aircraft at Norfolk
December Passage to Clyde
12th Under repair in Clyde after disembarking aircraft.
21st Deployed for deck landing trials by CORSAIR aircraft of 1845 Squadron.
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28th Nominated for loan service to US Navy for use as a Ferry Carrier in the Pacific Theatre.
February Passage to San Diego via Panama Canal.
28th Arrive in San Diego to embark aircraft.
4th Sailed from San Diego for deployment as a Ferry Carry for US Navy in Pacific.
11th Returned to San Diego
17th Sailed for Norfolk, Va
1st Released from loan service on arrival at Norfolk.
Resumed RN service.
4th Embarked CORSAIR aircraft
5th Took passage to Clyde.
21st Arrived in Clyde
Nominated for refit and took passage to Liverpool.
26th Taken in hand for refit in Liverpool commercial shipyard.
Nominated for service in Rosyth Command on completion
June Under refit
July Under refit
Nominated for trooping duties after conversion to suit this duty in Clyde commercial
August Passage to Clyde
15th Taken in hand for conversion.
September Under conversion
November On completion carried out post conversion trials and took passage to Plymouth.
13th Arrived at Devonport.
19th Sailed for Colombo
(Note: Embarkation of personnel for passage to relieve personnel in SEAC to be
15th At Colombo
Embarked SEAC personnel.
21st Took passage to Plymouth.
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8th Disembarked passengers on arrival at Devonport.
29th Sailed to Colombo.
17th Arrived at Colombo.
Nominated for trooping duty for personnel in Western Australia,
19th Took passage to Fremantle.
28th Arrived at Fremantle.
29th Embarked personnel returning form service in Pacific and too passage to UK
March Passage to UK
May Disembarked personnel on arrival.
15th Sailed for Sydney
June Embarked personnel at Sydney on arrival and embarked personnel for return
to passage to UK
August Embarked personnel for passage to Hong Kong
7th Sailed for Hong Kong.
September On passage to Hong Kong.
to Disembarked passengers and embarked personnel returning to UK after
October service in Far East
Sailed for return to UK
November Nominated for return to US Navy and to take passage to Bermuda with
personnel on outward passage to hand-over,
27th Sailed for Bermuda
December Passage to Bermuda
Sailed for Norfolk Va after disembarking personnel in Bermuda.
13th Formal return to US Navy custody at Norfolk