From August 1940 she operated in Mediterranean, escorting convoys, perform anti-shipping strikes, and raid positions in North Africa. On November 11th, 1940 she took part in the strike against Italian fleet at Taranto. One battleship was sunk and 2 were heavily damaged. On January 10th, 1941 while escorting a convoy east of Sicily by German and Italian bombers she being hit by 8 bombs and suffering extensive damage. She was on repair until 1942. She returned to service in May 1942, and dispatched to the Indian Ocean to participated in Operation Ironclad, covering the landings at Madagascar. In 1943 she returned to the Mediterranean and helped to cover the Allied landings in Sicily in September 1943. In 1944, she joined the Eastern Fleet, where she participated in raids on the Indonesian islands until early 1945. In Spring 1945 she supported the landings at Okinawa where she was hit by two kamikaze aircraft. In the second half of 1945 she being repaired at Sydney until June 1946. June 1946 to August 1948 she used as training and trials ship. In the end of 1954 she was decommissioned. In November 1956 she was sold for scrap.
Took part in wars:
Mediterranean Theatre of War (1940-1945)
Northern Africa (1940-1943)
Indian Ocean Theatre (1942-1945)
UK landing to Madagascar (Operation Ironclad) (1942)
Battle of Pacific Ocean (1941-1945)
Battle of Okinawa (1945)
Fairey Barracuda [ 2 ];
Fairey Swordfish [ 5 ];
Chance Vought F4U Corsair [ 1 2 ];
Fairey Firefly (second) [ 2 ];
Fairey Fulmar [ 1 ];
Grumman F4F Wildcat [ 1 ].
Fairey Swordfish [ 1 ].