Allied Warships

HMS Ranee (D 03)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 03 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down5 Jan 1943 
Launched2 Jun 1943 
Commissioned8 Nov 1943 
End service21 Nov 1946 

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 21 November 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 22 January 1947.
Sold into merchantile in 1948 being renamed Friesland.
Renamed Pacific Breeze in 1967.
Scrapped in Taiwan in May 1974.

Former nameUSS Niantic

Commands listed for HMS Ranee (D 03)

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1A/Capt. John Savile Metcalf, DSC, RD, RNR10 Oct 1943Apr 1944
2A/Capt. Alec Anderson Murray, RN1 Apr 194419 Jan 1945
3A/Capt. John Anthony William Tothill, DSC, RN19 Jan 45Oct 1945 ?

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