HMS Wolfe (F 37)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Launched||3 Jul 1920|
|Commissioned||10 Jan 1940|
|End service||Nov 1941|
On 25 August 1939 the passenger ship Montcalm of the Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd, Montreal was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser being renamed HMS Wolfe. Conversion was completed on 10 January 1940.
Displacement: 16418 BRT
In November 1941 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). In January 1942 sold to the Admiralty and converted to a submarine depot ship until 22 May 1942. In January 1943 converted to a destroyer depot ship. 1946-47 flagship of the 1st Submarine flotilla. 1949 decommissioned and scrapped in 1952.
Commands listed for HMS Wolfe (F 37)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Charles Geoffrey Coleridge Sumner, OBE, RN||10 Nov 1939||1 Jul 1940|
|2||A/Capt. (retired) William Gabbett Ashton Shuttleworth, RN||1 Jul 1940||Nov 1941|
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