Allied Warships

HMS Wuchang (F 30)

Submarine Depot Ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine Depot Ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 30 
Built byTaikoo Dockyard and Engineering Co. (Hongkong) 
Laid down 
Commissioned12 May 1942 
End service 

Displacement: 3214 tons.

A shallow river steamer requisitioned by the Royal Navy at Singapore in 1941. While under conversion at Singapore she fled to Colombo and was commissioned there on 12 May 1942.

Returned to her owner in April 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Wuchang (F 30)

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1Lt. Frederick Andrew Kilburn, RNR23 Jul 1942ca.late 42

2A/Capt. Robert Michael Gore Gambier, RN29 May 194313 Oct 1943
3A/Cdr. George Henry Reynolds, RN13 Oct 19435 Feb 1944
4Cdr. Maurice Kildare Cavenagh-Mainwaring, DSO, RN5 Feb 19441 Apr 1945
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Hazlett Loughead McCarter, SANF(V)1 Apr 1945mid 1945

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