Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Vickers Ltd. (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Launched||24 Feb 1925|
|Commissioned||30 Dec 1939|
|Lost||6 Jun 1940|
|Loss position||53° 13'N, 10° 40'W|
laid down as Servia, launched as Carinthia
Displacement: 20277 BRT
At 13.13 hours on 6 June 1940 HMS Carinthia (Capt. J.F.B. Barrett, RN) on Northern Patrol was torpedoed by the German submarine U-46 west of Galway Bay, Ireland in position 53º13'N, 10º40'W. The vessel remained afloat, but foundered during the next day about 34 miles west of Bloody Foreland. Two officers and two ratings died in the attack.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Carinthia|
Commands listed for HMS Carinthia
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|1||Capt. (retired) John Francis Benjamin Barrett, RN||14 Sep 1939||6 Jun 1940|
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Notable events involving Carinthia include:
16 Jan 1940
HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) and HMS Westminster (Lt.Cdr. A.A.C. Ouvry, RN) escorted the armed merchant cruiser HMS Carinthia (Capt.(Retd.) J.F.B. Barrett, RN) during her gunnery exercises off Portland.
In the afternoon the destroyers carried out gunnery exercises themselves. (1)
- ADM 53/112552
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.