HMS Worcestershire (F 29)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Launched||8 Oct 1930|
|Commissioned||21 Nov 1939|
|End service||Jun 1943|
On 17 September 1939 the passenger ship Worcestershire of the Bibby Brothers & Co, Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 21 November 1939.
Displacement: 11402 BRT
In June 1943 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). In October 1947 returned to owner.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Worcestershire|
Commands listed for HMS Worcestershire (F 29)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Frederic Archibald Hunter Russel, RN||10 Oct 1939||7 Oct 1940|
|2||A/Capt. John Creswell, RN||7 Oct 1940||mid 1941|
|3||A/Capt. (retired) Edmund Hugh Hopkinson, RN||2 Jul 1941||Jun 1943|
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Notable events involving Worcestershire include:
3 Apr 1941
HMS Worcestershire (Capt. J. Cresswell, RN) was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-74 south-west of Iceland in position 58°19'N, 27°25'W while escorting convoy SC-26. Worcestershire was under repair until mid-July 1941.