Allied Warships

HMS Mooltan (F 75)

Armed Merchant Cruiser

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Merchant Cruiser
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 75 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Island) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched15 Feb 1923 
Commissioned15 Oct 1939 
End service20 Jan 1941 
History

On 9 September 1939 the passenger ship Mooltan of the P. & O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 15 October 1939.

Displacement: 20952 BRT
Armament: 8x 152mm, 2x 76mm
Speed: 17 knots

Career:
October 39 - April 40: South Atlantic Station
May 40: Freetown Escort Force
June 40 - July 40: South Atlantic Station
August 40 - January 41: Freetown Escort Force

On 20 January 1941 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). On 16 July 1947 returned to owner. Transported migrants to Australia in the early 50's.

 

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1Capt. (retired) George Ernest Sutcliff, RN4 Jan 1940Jan 1941

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