|Ship Class||Ruler-class Escort Carrier|
|Builder||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, WA|
|Laid Down||26 Apr 1943|
|Launched||9 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Dec 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 SHP|
|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 Arbiter was a Ruler-class escort carrier built by the United States and transferred to the Royal Navy. She first saw service in the Atlantic, then assigned to the task of transporting CAP fighters in the Pacific. She participated in air strikes on Japan alongside of US Third Fleet.
ww2dbaseShe returned to the United States on 3 Mar 1946 and was renamed several times (Coracero 1948, President Macapagal 1964, Lucky Two 1971) before being scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1972.
ww2dbaseSource: Fleet Air Arm Archive
Last Major Revision: Feb 2005
Arbiter Operational Timeline
|31 Dec 1943||Arbiter was commissioned into service.|
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