Allied Warships

HMS Empire Arquebus (F 170)

Landing Ship Infantry of the Empire Battleaxe class


Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), A-25027

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
ClassEmpire Battleaxe 
PennantF 170 
ModLSI(L) 
Built byConsolidated Steel (Wilmington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched16 Nov 1943 
Commissioned25 Jul 1944 
End service 
HistoryCompleted as Empire Arquebus for the MoWT in January 1944.
Converted to an LSI(L) in 1944
Renamed HMS Cicero in early 1945.  

Commands listed for HMS Empire Arquebus (F 170)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Cdr. (retired) Rupert Christopher Oswald Hill, RN28 Jul 194424 Feb 1945
2A/Capt. Auberon Charles Alan Campbell Duckworth, DSO, DSC, RN24 Feb 1945late 1945

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