Allied Warships

HMS Monas Isle (4.47)

Armed boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Built byWilliam Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched11 Mar 1905 
Commissioned 1939 
End service 

Passenger vessel completed in April 1905.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 1671 GRT.
Dimensions: 94.9 x 12.2 feet.
Armament: 2 4" guns (2x1), 1 12 pdr AA, 2 2pdr AA (2x1), 2 .303" MG AA (2x1).
Speed: 22 knots.

Became an auxiliary Anti Aircraft ship in 1941.
Became an accommodation ship in 1943.
Returned to her owner in 1945. 

Commands listed for HMS Monas Isle (4.47)

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1Cdr. John Charles Keith Dowding, RD, RNR5 Sep 19399 Jan 1941
2Cdr. Arthur Ian Robertson, RNR9 Jan 19419 Oct 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Jack Nowell Richards, RNR9 Oct 19415 May 1942
4Cdr. (retired) John Hamilton Blair, DSC, RD, RNR5 May 1942late 1943

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