Allied Warships

HMS Chaser (D 32)

Escort Carrier of the Attacker class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
ClassAttacker 
PennantD 32 
Built byIngalls Shipbuilding Corp. (Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Jun 1941 
Launched19 Jun 1942 
Commissioned9 Apr 1943 
End service12 May 1946 
History

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 12 May 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 3 July 1946.
Sold into merchantile service on 20 December 1946 being renamed Aagtekerk.

 
Former nameUSS Breton (i)

Commands listed for HMS Chaser (D 32)

Please note that we're still working on this section.

CommanderFromTo
1A/Capt. Hubert Victor Perry McClintock, DSO, RN1 Feb 194315 Jan 1945
2Capt. Robert Godman Poole, RN15 Jan 194512 May 1946

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Notable events involving Chaser include:


4 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-472 was sunk (or maybe scuttled by it's own crew) in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, Norway, in position 73°05'N, 26°40'E, by gunfire and rockets from the British destroyer HMS Onslaught (Cdr. the Hon. A. Pleydell-Bouverie, RN) and Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 816) of the British escort carrier HMS Chaser (Capt. H.V.P. McClintock, DSO, RN).

5 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-366 was sunk in the Arctic Ocean north-west of Hammerfest, in position 72°10'N, 14°44'E, by rockets from a Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 816) of the British escort carrier HMS Chaser (Capt. H.V.P. McClintock, DSO, RN).

6 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-973 was sunk in the Norwegian Sea north-west of Narvik, Norway, in position 70°04'N, 05°48'E, by rockets from a Swordfish aircraft (816 Sqn FAA/X) of the British escort carrier HMS Chaser (Capt. H.V.P. McClintock, DSO, RN).


Return to the Allied Warships section