HMS Moreton Bay (F 11)
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||23 Apr 1921|
|Commissioned||13 Oct 1939|
|End service||20 Aug 1941|
On 27 August 1939 the passenger ship Moreton Bay of the Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line Ltd, London was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 13 October 1939.
Displacement: 14193 BRT
On 20 August 1941 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 1945 returned to owner and scrapped 1957.
Commands listed for HMS Moreton Bay (F 11)
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|1||Cdr. Edmund Mount Haes, RN||5 Oct 1939||5 Jan 1941|
|2||Capt. (retired) Charles Courtenay Bell, DSO, RN||5 Jan 1941||mid 1941|
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Notable events involving Moreton Bay include:
30 Jun 1941
The British merchant Saint Anselm was torpedoed and sunk west of Madeira in position 31°00'N, 26°00'W by German U-boat U-66. HMS Moreton Bay (Capt. C.C. Bell (retired), RN) later picks up 18 survivors.
- ADM 173/16472
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.