Allied Warships

HMS Patroller (D 07)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 07 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Nov 1942 
Launched6 May 1943 
Commissioned25 Oct 1943 
End service13 Dec 1946 

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 13 December 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 7 February 1947.
Sold into merchantile service being renamed Almkerk.
Sold in 1969 and renamed Pacific Reliance.
Scrapped in Taiwan in February 1974.

Former nameUSS Keneenaw

Commands listed for HMS Patroller (D 07)

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1Capt. Arthur Ian Robertson, RNROct 194317 Apr 1944
2Capt. Clive Denison Arbuthnot, RN17 Apr 194427 Sep 1945
3Capt. James Ian Robertson, RN27 Sep 1945Oct 1945 ?

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Notable events involving Patroller include:

4 Jan 1944
HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) departed Fremantle for Colombo where she was to join the Eastern Fleet. During the passege Tromp acted as escort for the British escort carrier HMS Patroller (Capt. A.I. Robertson, RNR). (1)

12 Jan 1944
HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) and the British escort carrier HMS Patroller (Capt. A.I. Robertson, RNR) were joined by the Australian destroyers HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) and HMAS Napier (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, DSC, RAN). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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