HMS Letitia (F 16)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Launched||14 Oct 1924|
|Commissioned||6 Nov 1939|
|End service||7 Jun 1941|
On 9 September 1939 the passenger ship Letitia of the Donaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 6 November 1939.
Displacement: 13475 BRT
On 7 June 1941 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 1944 transferred to Canada and converted to a hospital ship. 1949 returned to owner and scrapped about 1960.
Commands listed for HMS Letitia (F 16)
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|1||Capt. (retired) William Reynard Richardson, RN||23 Sep 1939||24 Aug 1940|
|2||A/Capt. Edward Henry Longsdon, RN||24 Aug 1940||9 May 1941|
|3||A/Cdr. (retired) John Randolph James, RN||9 May 1941||4 Jun 1941|
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