|Ship Class||Colossus-class Light Carrier|
|Builder||Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom|
|Laid Down||27 Aug 1942|
|Launched||27 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||2 Apr 1945|
|Displacement||13,400 tons standard|
|Machinery||Four Admiralty 3-drum boilers, Parsons geared Steam turbines, two shafts|
|Power Output||40,000 SHP|
|Range||12,000nm at 14 knots|
|Armament||6x4x40mm QF 2-pounder guns, 32x20mm Oerlikon cannon|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseCommissioned into service in Apr 1945, carrier HMS Glory departed for Australia shortly after with No. 837 Naval Air Squadron (flying Barracuda aircraft) and No. 1831 Naval Air Squadron (flying Corsair aircraft) on board to join British Pacific Fleet 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron. Although she did not arrive in time to see combat, she had the honor of hosting the Rabaul, New Britain surrender ceremony on 6 Sep 1945. After assisting the return of the British administration in Hong Kong, she embarked British servicemen to return them to Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. She was placed in reserve in 1947. In Nov 1949, she was brought out of reserve as tension grew in Korea, and was recommissioned in Dec 1950. Her first tour of duty in the Korean War was between Apr and Sep 1951, the second between Jan and May 1952, and the third between Nov 1952 and May 1953. She was decommissioned for the second final time in 1956 and placed in reserve. In 1961, she was sold to a firm in Inverkeithing, Scotland, United Kingdom for scrap.
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|27 Aug 1942Â||The keel of carrier Glory was laid down by Harland and Wolff at Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.|
|27 Nov 1943Â||Carrier Glory was launched at Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, sponsored by Lady Cynthia Brookes, wife of Prime Minister Basil Brookes of Northern Ireland.|
|2 Apr 1945Â||HMS Glory was commissioned into service.|
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