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D97 HMS Biter (1942-1945)
D97 HMS Biter Type: Escort aircraft arriers
Class: Avenger/Charger
Other names: Rio Parana, BAVG-3
Displacement: 15120
Aircraft capacity: 15
Fate: transferred to another country
  • Originally she was laid down as Rio Parana passenger-cargo vessel, but purchased by the US Navy and finished British Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier BAVG-3.
  • She was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS Biter in April 1942 and officially completed on May 1st, 1942.
  • In October 1942 she escorted Allied convoy to the North Africa.
  • In November 1942 she took part in the Operation Torch the Allied landings in North Africa.
  • From April 1943 to August 1944 she took part in Atlantic convoys escorting many times.
  • In April 1943 her aircraft took part in German U-203 submarine sinking.
  • In May 1943 her aircraft took part in German U-89 submarine sinking.
  • On August 21st, 1944 she was officially transferred to the Merchant Navy as a transport carrier. However on August 24th, 1944 she was damaged by fire while still in port at Greenock and laid up in reserve without repairing.
  • On April 8th, 1945 she was returned to US Navy, extensive refitted and transferred to the French Navy on loan as Dixmude.

    Took part in wars:
    Battle of Atlantic (1939-1945)
    Operation Torch - Allies landing in the Northern Africa (1942)
    Mediterranean Theatre of War (1940-1945)

    Aircraft:
    Great Britain
          Fairey Swordfish [ 6 ];
          Grumman F4F Wildcat [ 2 ].

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  • Dixmude (1945-1965)
    Dixmude Type: Escort aircraft arriers
    Class: Avenger/Charger
    Displacement: 16000
    Aircraft capacity: 15-20
    Fate: destroyed as target
  • She was served as a combat carrier, supported French land forces in Indo-China in 1946.
  • She was employed as a transport from 1947.
  • In 1951 she was stricken from the US Naval Vessels Register.
  • During 1951-1953 she was disarmed.
  • From 1956 she was served as an accommodation ship.
  • From 1960 to 1965 she was served as a base for Corps Amphibie.
  • In 1966 she was returned to US Navy for disposal, and was subsequently sunk as a target.


    Took part in wars:
    French Indochina War (1946-1954)

    Aircraft:
    France
          Supermarine Seafire [ 1 ].

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