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Name: PERSEUS launched as EDGAR
Type: Aircraft Carrier
Keel: 01/06/1942
Launched: 26/03/1944
Completed: 19/10/1945
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 56
Dimensions: 12265disp - 16500disp, 630.0 x 80.3 x 18.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, Parsons type, SR Geared, 40000shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 25.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 4 x 2pdr AA, 4 x 4 x 2pdr AA, 12 x 1 x 20mm AA guns;
No capability for launching aircraft
History:
19/10/1945 British Royal Navy
06/05/1958 Broken up
Comments: A Light Fleet Carrier of the COLOSSUS Class
07/1944: Renamed PERSEUS
1945: Completed as an aircraft maintenance ship
1950: Fitted with an experimental steam catapult
1952: Converted to a ferry carrier to transport aircraft
1955: Work started on conversion to a submarine depot ship
1957: Conversion cancelled
06/05/1958: Broken up at Port Glasgow by Smith & Houston Ltd


Above photo dated 11/05/1945 is copyright of France, Fenwick Tyne & Wear Co Ltd

Above photo dated 1946 is copyright of the Allan C Green collection

Above photo dated 1946 is copyright of the Allan C Green collection

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo at Smith & Houston's Port Glasgow yard is copyright of Dave Forbes