Allied Warships

HMS Striker (D 12)

Escort Carrier of the Attacker class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 12 
Built byWestern Pipe & Steel Co. (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Dec 1941 
Launched7 May 1942 
Commissioned29 Apr 1943 
End service12 Feb 1946 

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 12 February 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 28 March 1946.
Sold to be broken up for scrap in June 1946.

Former nameUSS Prince William (i)

Commands listed for HMS Striker (D 12)

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1Capt. Frank Michael Walton, RN1 Nov 19426 Feb 1944
2Capt. William Power Carne, RN26 Feb 194431 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Striker include:

30 Nov 1943
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with aircraft from HMS Striker (Capt. F.M. Walton, RN). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18287

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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