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Old 17th March 2005, 10:19
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To Billy Yates: FAIRSEA built as RIO DE LA PLATA in 1936 in two pics,
In navigation afte a partially modernizeg and the second at Capetown on
her definitive look.(from the book Trasporti marittimi di linea Vol VII)
welcome from Italy.
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Old 5th September 2011, 15:28
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FAIRSEA was launched as RIO DE LA PLATA by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. at Chester, PA and taken over for rebuilding into an escort aircraft carrier. She was completed in 1941 as HMS CHARGER but was returned to the U S Navy as USS CHARGER in the same year. She remained as USS Charger until 1949 when she was converted to a passenger liner.
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Old 24th November 2019, 22:45
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Can anyone tell me if "Fairsea" was re-engined when she was converted to a passenger liner? I just started a thread in "The Engine Room" about the propulsion machinery of this group of sisterships which were converted to auxiliary carriers ( my interest is in HMS Dasher,) It seems they had rather unusual Doxford powerplant built in the US , and I would like to learn more about it.
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Old 24th November 2019, 23:20
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She was not re-engine as far as I can see from the information that I have.
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Old 24th November 2019, 23:36
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