Allied Warships

HMS Lucia (F 27)

Submarine Depot Ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine Depot Ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 27 
Built byRichardson Westgarth (Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched21 Nov 1907 
Commissioned 1916 
End service 
History

Displacement: 5805 tons.
Speed: 12.75 knots
Complement: 262 men.

Former Hamburg-America liner Spreewald. Captured in September 1914 and converted into a Submarine Depot Ship in 1916.

During the Second World War she served in the far east. Damaged during a Japanese air attack on Colombo in April 1942.

Later in the war she became a "small ship" (up to destroyers) repair ship.

Sold in 1948 to become the merchant Sinai.
Scrapped in La Spezia, Italy on 5 January 1951.

 

Commands listed for HMS Lucia (F 27)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. James Frank William Mudford, RN21 Aug 193910 Dec 1939
2Cdr. Sidney Moffat Raw, RNOct 19393 May 1940
3A/Cdr. (retired) Charles Richard de Bunsen Loftus Townshend, RN3 May 194017 Mar 1942
4Cdr. Robert Michael Gore Gambier, RN17 Mar 19422 Apr 1943
5A/Cdr. (retired) Gerald Hugh Stapleton, RN2 Apr 1943Dec 1945

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