HMS Ranchi (F 15)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Launched||24 Jan 1925|
|Commissioned||23 Oct 1939|
|End service||16 Mar 1943|
On 27 August 1939 the passenger ship Ranchi 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 23 October 1939.
Displacement: 16738 BRT
On 16 March 1943 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). On 18 July 1947 returned to owner.
Commands listed for HMS Ranchi (F 15)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Heneage Cecil Legge, DSC, RN||30 Aug 1939||12 Jun 1941|
|2||Capt. (retired) Sir John Meynell Alleyne, DSO, DSC, RN||12 Jun 1941|
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