REAPER – 1944 – IMO 00000000

Collection of Rick Cox, seen as SOUTH AFRICA STAR arriving at Liverpool


1944, 8529grt

Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (49), completed 2/1944 as USS WINJAH CVE-54,

immediately put on lend-lease to U.K. and modified at Burrard Dry Dock, North Vancouver

Commissioned 05/1944 as H.M.S. REAPER D82, escort carrier

1946 returned to U.S. Maritime Commission

1948 sold to Blue Star and rebuilt by Gulf S.B., Mobile as SOUTH AFRICA STAR

Sailed Tokyo 25/05/1967 for breakers at Mihara

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