HMS Venerable (04)
Aircraft Carrier of the Colossus class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||3 Dec 1942|
|Launched||30 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||17 Jan 1945|
HMS Venerable served with the British Pacific Fleet 1945-1946.
Sold to the Netherlands and renamed Karel Doorman in May 1948. Reconstructed during 1955-1958 with an angled deck. Decommissioned by the Dutch Navy in April 1968 due to a boiler room fire. Sold to Argentina as Veinticinco de Mayo on 15 October 1968 and refitted with replacement boilers from the incomplete HMS Leviathan. Commissioned into Argentinean Navy on 22 August 1969. Out of service since June 1986. Retained in reserve until 1997. Left Argentina under tow to be scrapped at Alang, India in January 1999.
Commands listed for HMS Venerable (04)
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|1||Capt. William Alexander Dallmeyer, DSO, RN||16 Oct 1944||Mar 1946|
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