Allied Warships

HMS Kung Wo

Minelayer of the Auxiliary minelayers class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAuxiliary minelayers 
Built byHong Kong & Whampoo (Hong Kong) 
Laid down 
Launched 1921 
Commissioned 1941 
Lost14 Feb 1942 

Completed as merchantile in 1921.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty on 9 June 1941.
Displacement: 4636 tons.
Lenght: 350 feet
Machinery: Three boilers, two shafts, reciprocating engine, IHP 2700 = 15 knots.
Armament: 2 4" guns (2x1), 240 mines.

Bombed by Japanese aircraft 6 nautical miles North-West of Pompong Island (near Lingga) and scuttled on 14 February 1942. 

Commands listed for HMS Kung Wo

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1Edward James Thomson, RNR28 Feb 194114 Feb 1942

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