HMS Ranpura (F 93)
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||13 Sep 1924|
|Commissioned||30 Nov 1939|
|End service||May 1943|
On 6 September 1939 the passenger ship Ranpura 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 November 1939.
Displacement: 16583 BRT
In May 1943 sold to the Admiralty and converted to a repair ship.
Commands listed for HMS Ranpura (F 93)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Clarence Walter Eyre Trelawny, RN||12 Sep 1939||16 May 1940|
|2||A/Capt. (retired) Rupert Inglis Money, RN||16 May 1940||18 Dec 1940|
|3||A/Capt. (retired) Henry Thurston Wake Pawsey, OBE, RN||18 Dec 1940||17 Dec 1943|
|4||A/Cdr. (retired) Clement Newington Everitt, RN||17 Dec 1943||14 Feb 1944|
|5||A/Capt. (retired) Henry Freston Nash, RN||15 Feb 1944||Apr 1944|
|6||A/Capt. (retired) Charles Everard Hughes White, DSO, RN||Apr 1944||ca. mid 44|
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Notable events involving Ranpura include:
HMS Ranpura (A/Capt. H.T.W. Pawsey, RN) transported gold from the United Kingdom to Bermuda through Iceland in March 1941.