Allied Warships

USS Barnes (i) (CVE 7)

Escort carrier of the Bogue class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
ClassBogue 
PennantCVE 7 
Built byWestern Pipe & Steel Co. (San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down17 Apr 1941 
Launched27 Sep 1941 
Commissioned 
End service 
History

Never commissioned into the United States Navy.

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 5 January 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 26 February 1946.
Sold into merchantile service on 28 October 1946 being renamed Castel Forte.
Renamed Fairsky in the 1970's.
Fairsky hit a submerged wreck on 23 June 1977 and was beached to prevent sinking.
Refloated on 29 June 1977.
Conversion to floating hotel Philippine Tourist started in 1978.
Destroyed by a fire on 3 November 1979 and scrapped at Hong Kong starting on 24 May 1980.

 
Career notesTo the Royal Navy as HMS Attacker

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