HMS Montclare (F 85)
Submarine Depot Ship
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Submarine Depot Ship|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Launched||18 Dec 1921|
|Commissioned||2 Jun 1942|
On 28 August 1939 the passenger ship Montclare of the Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd, Montreal was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser being commissioned as such in October 1939.
On 2 June 1942 sold to the Admiralty and converted to a submarine depot ship for the 3rd Submarine flotilla. Decommissioned in 1954 and in January 1958 sold for scrap at Inverkeithing. Scrapping commenced on 3 February 1958.
As Submarine Depot Ship;
Commands listed for HMS Montclare (F 85)
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|1||A/Cdr. (retired) Charles Richard de Bunsen Loftus Townshend, RN||5 Jan 1944||16 Jun 1944|
|2||Cdr. Benjamin Bryant, DSO, DSC, RN||16 Jun 1944||10 Oct 1944|
|3||A/Capt. (retired) Edmund Hugh Hopkinson, RN||10 Oct 1944||27 Nov 1944|
|4||Capt. Cecil Campbell Hardy, DSO, RN||27 Nov 1944||4 Apr 1945|
|5||Capt. James Gregson Roper, OBE, RN||4 Apr 1945||20 Apr 1945|
|6||Capt. (retired) Gerald William Hoare-Smith, RN||20 Apr 1945||10 Jan 1947|
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