HMS Aurania (F 28)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Launched||6 Feb 1924|
|Commissioned||2 Oct 1939|
|End service||20 Oct 1942|
On 30 August 1939 the passenger ship Aurania of the Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 2 October 1939.
Displacement: 13984 BRT
In January 1961 she was scrapped at La Spezia, Italy.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Aurania|
Commands listed for HMS Aurania (F 28)
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|1||Capt. Harry William Cuthbert Hughes, DSO, RN||28 Sep 1939||15 Jan 1940|
|2||A/Capt. Ivan Walter Whitehorn, RN||15 Jan 1940||Mar 1942|
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