HMS Esperance Bay (F 67)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Vickers Ltd. (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Launched||4 Oct 1921|
|Commissioned||5 Dec 1939|
|End service||12 Nov 1941|
built as Hobsonīs Bay, 1936 renamed Esperance Bay.
Displacement: 14204 BRT
On 12 November 1941 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 1945 returned to owner. 1955 scrapped.
Commands listed for HMS Esperance Bay (F 67)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Geoffrey Shuttleworth Holden, RN||14 Sep 1939|
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Noteable events involving Esperance Bay include:
29 Jun 1941
The British merchant Rio Azul is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-123 about 200 nautical miles south-east of the Azores in position 29?00'N, 25?00'W. HMS Esperance Bay (Capt. G.S. Holden (retired), RN) later picks up 9 survivors.