HMS Hector (F 45)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland)|
|Launched||18 Jun 1924|
|Commissioned||20 Dec 1939|
|Lost||5 Apr 1942|
On 27 August 1939 the passenger ship Hector of the Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 20 December 1939.
Tonnage: 11198 BRT
On 5 April 1942 she was drydocked in Colombo, Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka) for decommissioning. Bombed & severely hit in the Japanese carrier attack against the harbour of Colombo, caught fire and was abandoned.
Commands listed for HMS Hector (F 45)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Robin Wynell Mayow Lloyd, DSO, RN||12 Sep 1939||22 Aug 1940|
|2||Capt. (retired) Francis Howard, DSC, RN||22 Aug 1940||5 Apr 1942|
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