| CVE-30 USS Charger (1941-1946)
Type: Escort aircraft ñarriers
Other names: AGV-4, BAVG-4, AVG-30, ACV-30, Rio de la Plata
Aircraft capacity: 30+
Fate: sold as merchant ship
Originally she was built as Rio de la Plata merchant ship. On October 2nd, 1942 she was transferred to Royal Navy under Lend-Lease, but immediately returned on October 4th. She was served as a training ship in Chesapeake Bay and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She was reclassified ACV-30 in August 1942, and CVE-30 in July 1943. She was decommissioned at New York on 15 March 1946. She was sold into merchant service in January 1947 as Fairsea. Due to a lack of spare parts she was sold for scrap in Italy in 1969.
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver/A-25 Shrike [ 2 ];
Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger [ 2 4 5 8 ];
Vought SB2U Vindicator/Chesapeake [ 2 ];
Grumman F6F Hellcat [ 3 ].