HMS Circassia (F 91)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Launched||8 Jun 1937|
|Commissioned||20 Dec 1939|
|End service||5 Mar 1942|
On 14 October 1939 the passenger ship Circassia of the Anchor Line (Henderson Bros) Ltd, Glasgow was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 20 December 1939.
Displacement: 11136 BRT
On 5 March 1942 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 1943 converted to a landing ship LSI(L). 1947 returned to owner.
Commands listed for HMS Circassia (F 91)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Henry Gerard Laurence Oliphant, DSO, RN||18 Oct 1939||12 Nov 1940|
|2||Capt. (retired) Bertram William Lothian Nicholson, DSO, RN||12 Nov 1940||Jan 1941|
|3||A/Capt. Eric Vernon Lees, RN||Jan 1941||Mar 1942|
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