HMS Comorin (F 49)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
Photograph with thanks to Mick Hickson, Australia.
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Launched||31 Oct 1924|
|Commissioned||30 Dec 1939|
|Lost||6 Apr 1941|
|Loss position||54° 34'N, 21° 20'W|
On 5 September 1939 the passenger ship Comorin of the P. & O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 30 December 1939.
Displacement: 15116 BRT
On 6 April 1941 HMS Comorin (Capt. John Ignatius Hallett, DSO, RN (retired)) caught fire in heavy weather in the North Atlantic and had to be abandoned. 20 dead and 455 survivors. The wreck was shelled and sunk in position 54º34'N, 21º20'W the next day by the British destroyer HMS Lincoln (G 42).
Commands listed for HMS Comorin (F 49)
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|1||Capt. (retired) John Ignatius Hallett, DSO, RN||14 Sep 1939||6 Apr 1941|
|2||A/Capt. (retired) Christopher Henry Petrie, RN||30 Sep 1939||Oct 1939|
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