Allied Warships

HMS Fiona

Armed boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched16 May 1927 
Commissioned24 Oct 1939 
Lost18 Apr 1941 

Passenger / cargo vessel Juna completed on 16 June 1927.
Taken in hand for fitting out as Armed boarding vessel at Bombay on 17 September 1939 and renamed Fiona.
Fitting out completed on 24 October 1939.
Displacement: 2190 GRT.
Dimensions: 85.3 x 13.3 feet.
Armament: 2 4" guns (2x1), 1 12pdr AA, 4 .303" MG AA (2x2).
Speed: 11 knots.

HMS Fiona (Cdr. Arthur Harold Hildreth Griffiths , RD, RNR) was bombed and sunk near Sidi Barrani, Egypt on 18 April 1941.


Commands listed for HMS Fiona

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1Lt. (emergency) Arthur Arnold Stanley Wartnaby, RN6 Oct 1939Feb 1940
2Lt.Cdr. John Henry Plumer, RNFeb 1940mid 40 ?
3Cdr. Arthur Harold Hildreth Griffiths, RNRmid 40 ?18 Apr 1941 (+)

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