Allied Warships

HMS Largs (F 43)

Ocean boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeOcean boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 43 
Built byChantiers et Ateliers de Provence (Port-de-Bouc, France) 
Laid down 
Commissioned10 Nov 1941 
End service30 Nov 1945 

Passenger / cargo (ref.) vessel completed in October 1938.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in May 1941.
Displacement: 4504 GRT.
Dimensions: 115 x 15.8.
Armament: 2 6" guns (2x1), 1 12pdr AA gun.
Speed: 17 knots.

Became a headquarters ship in late 1942.

Returned to the French on 30 November 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Largs (F 43)

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1A/Cdr. Eric Arthur Divers, RNR24 Jun 194125 Sep 1943
2Capt. Henry Samuel Allan, RNR25 Sep 194313 Nov 1944
3A/Capt. Harold Robson Conway, RN13 Nov 1944Aug 1945
4Capt. Alaster Angus Martin, DSC, RD, RNR2 Aug 194530 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Largs include:

10 Jan 1942
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area on HMS Largs (Cdr. E.A. Divers, RNR) and HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 33 proceeded to Campbeltown. (1)


  1. ADM 173/17221

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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