HMS Ameer file photo [27938]


CountryUnited Kingdom
Ship ClassRuler-class Escort Carrier
BuilderSeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, WA
Laid Down18 Jul 1942
Launched18 Oct 1942
Commissioned20 Jul 1943
Displacement8,333 tons standard; 14,000 tons full
Length470 feet
Beam70 feet
Draft23 feet
Machinery 2 x Foster-Wheeler boilers; 2 x Westinghouse geared turbines, 1 shaft
Power Output8,500 shaft horsepower
Speed18 knots
ArmamentGun 2 x 1 x 5"/38-cal DP 8 x 2 x 40mm AA 27-35 x 1 x 20mm AA


ww2dbaseThe HMS Ameer was originally built for the US Navy as USS Bafins Bay (AVG-35). She was transferred to the Royal Navy on 19 July 1943, where she would be commissioned as a Ruler-class carrier, participating in escort missions and supporting amphibious assaults. The Ameer assisted British troops in attacking Malaya and Burma in 1945.

ww2dbaseAfter the war, she was returned to the United States on 17 Jan 1946 and renamed the Robin Kirk in 1948. She was scrapped in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1969.

ww2dbaseSource: Fleet Air Arm Archive

Last Major Revision: Feb 2005

Escort Carrier Ameer Interactive Map


HMS Ameer at anchor on the Clyde in Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom, 10 Jan 1942.

Ameer Operational Timeline

18 Jul 1942 The keel of British escort carrier Ameer was laid down.
20 Jul 1943 Ameer was commissioned into service.

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. brendan thomas ryan says:
26 Oct 2011 03:39:24 PM

my father served on hms ammer his name was hugh patrick ryan from n.ireland a small town called donaghadee co down n.ireland anybody know him he passed in 1996 i am his son still live in donaghadee no 3 union st bt210de 0289188811 or 07967144726
2. brndan thomas ryan says:
18 Aug 2012 03:41:02 PM

fathers name hugh patrick ryan from donghadee down n.irelad address at the time was 24 shore st donaghadee co down n.ireand ships name was hms ammerr on loan from the usa esort carrier
3. John Raymond Short says:
9 Feb 2013 04:54:21 AM

My father Raymond Short served on the Hms Ameer , he was from Slough in England ..i have a heap of photo's of him and his fellow mates and ones of the planes crashed on deck and pics of them being thrown of the edge into the sea. also bombing photos..
4. Janette Leaney(Moses) says:
25 Apr 2013 02:07:33 AM

My Dad,Frank Ewart Moses served on the H.M.S.Ameer, he came from Wales,UK. He had a great album with many photo's of the same,even a fancy dress party and they dressed up as woman.My eldest brother still has it.Sadly my Dad died very young at 52 in New Zealand, he never returned to the UK.
5. brendan thomas ryan says:
1 Nov 2013 08:33:26 AM

my fathers name was hugh Patrick ryan from n.ireland old address was 24 shore st donaghadee co down.ireland he died oct 1996 yes I have photos as well contact no 3 union st donaghadee co down.ireland bt210de 02891888111. or 07967144726
6. valerie halls says:
4 Nov 2015 08:06:53 AM

My dad Raymond William Sims served on hms ameer I think he was the youngest on board at 17 sadly my dad passed away 2011 I have lots of photos of different friends with my dad if anyone would like to contact me please do
7. Anonymous says:
16 Jan 2018 12:55:37 PM

What type of aircraft was usually stored on Ameer?
8. MARTIN bruns says:
29 Aug 2018 09:42:40 AM

Any photos of crew or the like would be greatly appreciated. My dad was on theameer paddy bruns. I have a photo but don't know what ship. A photo of the mess
9. Marty bruns says:
3 Sep 2018 02:47:34 PM

If anybody is still using this site and have any photos of the ameer crew. please contact me .my address is 51 titchfield street,liverpool l58ut. thanks
10. Angus Birkin says:
3 Feb 2019 12:05:31 PM

My father was in charge of the carrier when she was in Vancouver. Not sure if I have any pictures amoung his old chest of photos from the war. All I know is that he was Captain during the time it was in Vancouver. His name is Captain Ronald Birkin.If you need any other information please email me.Angus Birkin.
11. Bryan Greene says:
12 May 2023 05:38:26 PM

My grandfather was a deck gunner on this ship. I have lots of photos.

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HMS Ameer at anchor on the Clyde in Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom, 10 Jan 1942.

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