Allied Warships

HMS Smiter (D 55)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 55 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down10 May 1943 
Launched27 Sep 1943 
Commissioned20 Jan 1944 
End service6 Apr 1946 

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 6 April 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 21 May 1946.
Sold into merchantile service being renamed Artillero.
Renamed President Garcia in 1965.
Wrecked off the island of Guernsey in July 1967.
Scrapped at Hamburg in November 1967.  

Former nameUSS Vermillion

Commands listed for HMS Smiter (D 55)

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1A/Capt. Llewelyn George Richardson, RNJan 1944Oct 1945 ?

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