|Ship Class||Ruler-class Escort Carrier|
|Builder||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, WA|
|Laid Down||18 Jul 1942|
|Launched||18 Oct 1942|
|Commissioned||20 Jul 1943|
|Displacement||8,333 tons standard; 14,000 tons full|
|Machinery||2 x Foster-Wheeler boilers; 2 x Westinghouse geared turbines, 1 shaft|
|Power Output||8,500 shaft horsepower|
|Armament||Gun 2 x 1 x 5"/38-cal DP 8 x 2 x 40mm AA 27-35 x 1 x 20mm AA|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
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
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|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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