INDEX OF NAVAL
Aircraft Component Repair Auxillary Ship
Ex Empire Labuan
She was converted into an aircraft repair ship while building at Gray shipyard, West Hartlepool. She was launched 5 September 1944 and completed 8 November 1944. Sold out into mercantile service in April 1948.
She saw wartime service as a repair ship 1944-45 with the British Pacific Fleet.
No information on Captains.
Squadrons and Aircraft
Associations and Reunions
Ship name Holm Sound Class Type Aircraft Component Repair Ship Ships in Class Launched Tonnage Displacement: 10698t (dpl) Engines 1-shaft vertical triple expansion 2,500hp engine with 3 boilers Speed in Knots 11-15kts (dpl) Armament Armament: Twelve 20mm AA [12x1] Crew Complement 610-650 Range Endurance: 511t of oil at 10kts Length (ft/inches) Dimensions: 447'09" (oa) x 56'00" (bm) x 19'04" (md) Beam (ft/inches) Draught (ft/inches) Flight Deck length (ft/inches) Flight Deck width (ft/inches) Armour Number of aircraft carried Fate of carrier Notes
FURTHER INFORMATION Auxiliary ships in World War II - by Warship1.com World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T (1994). 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8
The World’s Warships 1941 by Francis E. McMurtrie (1944). Jane's London 1941 1st ed.
Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II by Francis E. McMurtrie (Editor)(1984). 320 pages. Crescent Books; ISBN: 0517679639