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British Pacific Fleet


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Kamikaze attacks on the British Pacific Fleet at Okinawa Australian War Memorial


Cathay Pacific Fleet Evolution (1946-2020)


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British Carriers Attack Sumatra (1945)

The British Pacific Fleet (BPF) was a Royal Navy formation which saw action against Japan during the Second World War. The fleet was composed of British Commonwealth naval vessels. The BPF formally came into being on 22 November 1944 from the remaining ships of the former Eastern Fleet then being re-designated the East Indies Fleet and continuing to be based in Trincomalee. The British Pacific Fleet's main base was at Sydney, Australia, with a forward base at Manus Island. One of the largest fleets ever assembled by the Royal Navy, by VJ Day it had four battleships and six fleet aircraft carriers, fifteen smaller aircraft carriers, eleven cruisers, and numerous smaller warships, submarines, and support vessels.
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  • Background 

  • Constituent forces 

  • Supply 

  • Operations 

  • Order of battle