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HMS Warrior (R31)
She was built by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, and originally to be called Brave. Launched on May 20 1944, she was immediately transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy on completion on January 24 1946. She was returned to Britain in 1948 and took part in Operation Grapple, the first British Hydrogen bomb tests. She was sold to Argentina in 1958, and renamed Independencia. She was scrapped in 1971.
- Displacement: 18,300 tons
- Length: 695 ft (212 m) overall
- Beam: 80 ft (24.4 m)
- Draft: 23 ft (7.0 m)
- Complement: 1300
- Armour: None
- Armament: Six quad 2 pound (907 g) anti-aircraft guns, thirty-two 20 mm antiaricraft cannon, 48 aircraft
- Propulsion: Twin screw stream turbine. 40,000 shp (30 MW)
- Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h) maximum
See HMS Warrior for other ships of this name.
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