Allied Warships

HMS Reaper (D 82)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
ClassAmeer 
PennantD 82 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down5 Jun 1943 
Launched22 Nov 1943 
Commissioned21 Feb 1944 
End service20 May 1946 
History

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 20 May 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 2 July 1946.
Sold into merchantile service being renamed South Africa Star.
Scrapped in Japan in May 1967.

 
Former nameUSS Winjah

Commands listed for HMS Reaper (D 82)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. John Frederick Hurbert Sawyer, RNFeb 19427 Jul 1945
2A/Cdr. Ivo Thomas Clark, OBE, RN7 Jul 1945Oct 1945

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