Allied Warships

HMS Atheling (D 51)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class

Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 51 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Jun 1942 
Launched7 Sep 1942 
Commissioned1 Aug 1943 
End service13 Dec 1946 

Decommissioned for transfer to the R.N. on 31 July 1943.
Transferred to the R.N. and commissioned in R.N. service as HMS Atheling on 1 August 1943.
Returned to the U.S.N on 13 December 1946.
Stricken on 7 February 1947.
Sold into merchantile service being renamed Roma.
Scrapped in Italy in November 1967.

Former nameUSS Glacier

Commands listed for HMS Atheling (D 51)

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1Capt. Ronald Ian Agnew, OBE, RCNJun 1943Jul 1944
2A/Cdr. Henry Lewis Oliver, RNJul 1944Oct 1945 ?

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