Ships[edit | edit source]
|Ship||Date launched/ completed||Date requisitioned/ commissioned||History|
|HMS Ariguani||1926||converted to "Catapult Armed Ship". Used for convoy escort|
|HMS Empire Audacity||29 Mar 1939||11 Nov 1940||Former German ship Hannover captured 7/8 March 1940; converted to escort aircraft carrier 1941; sunk by U-751, 21 December 1941|
|HMS Camito||June 1915||26 Sep 1940||Torpedoed and sunk 6 May 1941|
|HMS Corinthian||Rescued survivors of SS Duchess of Atholl Oct 1942|
|HMS Crispin||1935||Aug 1940||Sunk 4 Feb 1941 after torpedo attack previous day|
|HMS Hilary||17 Apr 1931||21 Jan 1941||Former SS Hilary; restored as a merchantman 15 April 1942; recommissioned as an infantry landing and headquarters ship 1943; returned to civilian service after the war in 1945; scrapped 1959.|
|SS Inanda||1925||11 August 1940||Bombed and sunk on 7 September 1940. Salvaged and converted to cargo ship Empire Explorer, never saw service as an ocean boarding vessel. Torpedoed and sunk in July 1942.|
|SS Inkosi||1937||11 August 1940||Bombed and sunk on 7 September 1940. Salvaged and converted to cargo ship Empire Chivalry, never saw service as an ocean boarding vessel. Sold postwar and renamed Planter. Scrapped 1958.|
|HMS Lady Somers||1929||Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1940. Sunk by Italian submarine Morosini in N Atlantic, 15 July 1941.|
|HMS Largs||1938||1941||French ship MV Charles Plumier in 1938; seized by Royal Navy; returned to France 1945; sold to a Greek company and renamed MV Pleias 1964; scrapped 1968|
|HMS Malvernian||1937||abandoned after being bombed, North Atlantic, July 19, 1941|
|HMS Manistee||1920||1940||sailed with Arctic convoy OB 288 and sunk 24 February 1941, no survivors|
|HMS Marsdale||Participated in locating German supply ships after the Bismarck had been sunk|
|HMS Maplin||1932||Formerly Erin. Converted to Fighter catapult ship 1940.|
|HMS Patia||1922||converted to Fighter catapult ship in 1940. Sank after attacked by German aircraft 1941|
|HMS Registan||1930||13 Sep 1940||Bombed off Cape Cornwall 27 May 1941; repaired and returned to merchant use Nov 1941; sunk 29 Sep, 1942|
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Helgason, Guðmundur (1995-2010). "HMS Camito (F 77)". uboat.net. http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/906.html. Retrieved 30 Jan 2010.
- Helgason, Guðmundur (1995-2010). "Inversuir". uboat.net. http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/967.html. Retrieved 30 Jan 2010.
- Helgason, Guðmundur (1995-2010). "HMS Crispin". uboat.net. http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/751.html. Retrieved 30 Jan 2010.
- Mason, Geoff. "ROYAL NAVY VESSELS LOST AT SEA, ATLANTIC & ARCTIC 1939-45". http://www.naval-history.net/WW2BritishLossesbyArea01.htm. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
- Stephenson-Knight, Marilyn (2006-10). "World War II - Page, C. P.". THE DOVER WAR MEMORIAL PROJECT. http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Casualties/WWIInot/SurnamesP.htm. Retrieved 30 Jan 2010.
- Helgason, Guðmundur (1995-2010). "Registan". uboat.net. http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/2223.html. Retrieved 30 Jan 2010.
References[edit | edit source]
- Cocker, M Aircraft-carrying ships of the Royal Navy, The History Press 2008 ISBN 978-0-7524-4633-2
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