In august 1944 the british pacific fleet did not exist six months later it was strong enough to launch air attacks on japanese territory and by the end of the war it constituted the most powerful force in the history of the royal navy fighting as professional equals alongside the us navy in the thick of the action. The british pacific fleet bpf was a royal navy formation which saw action against japan during the second world warthe 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 the most powerful force ever to take the seas under the white ensign is also one of the most neglected so this work fills a serious gap in the history of the royal navy and of the war against japan. But the royal navy in the form of the british pacific fleet bpf returned to make a major contribution in 1945 to the defeat of japan the bpf its vital bases and logistical support organization did not exist until late 1944 but eight months later the fleet had become the most powerful deployed force in the history of the royal navy. The british pacific fleet the royal navys most powerful strike force d hobbs seaforth publishing s yorkshire 2011 the british pacific and east indies fleets the forgotten fleets 50th anniversary d brown ed brodie publishing liverpool 1995
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