HMS Ausonia (F 53)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Launched||21 Mar 1921|
|Commissioned||13 Nov 1939|
|End service||27 Mar 1942|
On 2 September 1939 the passenger ship Ausonia of the Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 15 November 1939.
Displacement: 13912 BRT
On 27 March 1942 she was sold to the Admiralty and converted to a repair ship until 1944. Laid up during 1945. 1958 stationed at Malta for the Mediterranean fleet. In September 1964 decommisioned at Portsmouth and scrapped in August 1965 at Castellon, Spain.
Commands listed for HMS Ausonia (F 53)
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|1||Capt. Charles Thomas Mark Pizey, RN||18 Sep 1939||9 Jun 1940|
|2||Capt. Horace Geoffrey Norman, RN||9 Jun 1940||12 Sep 1940|
|3||Capt. (retired) George Herbert Freyberg, OBE, RN||12 Sep 1940|
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