Allied Warships

HMCS Prince David (F 89)

Armed Merchant Cruiser of the Prince class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeArmed Merchant Cruiser
ClassPrince 
PennantF 89 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down12 Feb 1930 
Launched 
Commissioned28 Dec 1940 
End service11 Jun 1945 
History

Conversion to armed merchant cruiser completed on 28 December 1940.
Rebuilt as Landing Ship Infantry LSI(M) from 1 March 1943 and recommissioned as such on 6 January 1944.
As LSI(M) she was armed with 2 4" AA guns (1x2), 1 40mm AA, 6 20mm AA (6x1).
She carried 2 LCM's, 1 LCS(M) and 5 LCA's or LCP(L)'s and 444 troops.

Decommissioned 11 June 1945.
Sold into mercantile service in 1946 as Charlton Monarch.
Scrapped at Swansea, Wales in 1951.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Prince David (F 89)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. William Barclay Armit, RCNR28 Dec 194024 Mar 1941
2Cdr. Kenneth Frederick Adams, RCN25 Mar 19411 Dec 1941
3A/Capt. Valentine Stuart Godfrey, RCN2 Dec 194118 Mar 1942
4T/Lt. Thomas Douglas Kelly, RCNR19 Mar 194216 Apr 1942
5A/Capt. Valentine Stuart Godfrey, RCN17 Apr 194217 Apr 1943
6T/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Douglas Kelly, RCNR18 Apr 194311 Jun 1945

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