Allied Warships

HMS Ariguani (F 105)

Ocean boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeOcean boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 105 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched20 Oct 1925 
Commissioned25 Mar 1941 
End service26 Mar 1943 

Passenger / cargo (ref.) vessel completed in February 1926.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1940.
Displacement: 6746 GRT.
Dimensions: 129.6 x 16.5.
Armament: 2 6" guns (2x1), 1 12pdr AA gun, 2 2pdr AA (2x1), 4 .303" MG AA (4x1).
Speed: 14.5 knots.

Fitted out as fighter catapult ship.

Used as accomodation ship after having being torpedoed and heavily damaged on 26 October 1941. Paid off and returned to her owner on 26 March 1943.


Hit by U-boat
Damaged on 26 Oct 1941 by U-83 (Kraus).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Ariguani

Commands listed for HMS Ariguani (F 105)

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1Cdr. (retired) Robert Abercrombie Thorburn, RD, RNR4 Nov 1940early 1942
2T/Lt. Charles Robert Hodder, RNRearly 194226 Mar 1943

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