HMAS Westralia (F 95)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Australian Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Launched||25 Apr 1929|
|Commissioned||17 Jan 1940|
|End service||Feb 1943|
On 2 November 1939 the passenger ship Westralia of the Huddart Parker Ltd, Victoria was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 17 January 1940.
Displacement: 8108 BRT
From December 1942 to February 1943 used as accommodiation ship, then converted to a landing ship LSI(L) from February 1943 to 31 May 1943. From September 1945 used as troopship.
As LSI(L) she carried 933 troops.
On 19 September 1949 decommissioned and on 27 March 1951 returned to owner.
Commands listed for HMAS Westralia (F 95)
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|1||Cdr. Alvord Sydney Rosenthal, RAN||27 Oct 1939||24 Sep 1940|
|2||A/Capt. (emergency) Henry Victor Hudson, OBE, RAN||25 Sep 1940||29 Oct 1942|
|3||A/Capt. John Malet Armstrong, RAN||30 Oct 1942||17 Dec 1942|
|4||A/Cdr. Robert Stephen Pearson, RAN||18 Dec 1942||14 Feb 1943|
|5||Cdr. Alfred Victor Knight, RD, RANR(S)||15 Feb 1943|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Eric Walton Livingston, RANR(S)||Oct 1944|
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