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HMS ASSISTANCE 

 Auxillary Ship

 
 
HMS Assistance 1945

History

The original HMS Assistance took part in the search expedition of HMS Resolute commanded by Captain Henry Kellett looking for the famous Sir John Franklin expedition of 1845. The HMS Resolute was stuck in ice and abandoned in 1854 along with three other vessels including HMS Assistance.

The Second World War HMS Assistance was an aircraft depot and repair ship. She did not have a flight deck and saw duties largely in Home Waters.

Battle Honours
No Battle Honours.

Captains
No information.

Squadrons and Aircraft
No Squadrons and aircraft in 1939-1945.

Associations and Reunions
No information


Ship name Assistance
Class
Type Aircraft Depot and Repair Ship 
Ships in Class
Launched
Tonnage
Engines
Speed in Knots
Armament
Crew Complement
Range 
Length (ft/inches)
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
 
World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway American based World Aircraft Carrier Lists & Photo Gallery - one of the definitive online sources for British and world aircraft carrier & seaplane tender data, histories and images - over 1000 photos. 
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). Janes London 1941 1st ed. 

Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II by Francis E. McMurtrie (Editor)(1944). 320 pages. Crescent Books; ISBN: 0517679639

 
 
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