Allied Warships

Armed Merchant Cruisers

The armed merchant cruiser HMS Transylvania (F 56) of the Royal Navy. She was lost on 10 Aug 1940.

All Armed Merchant Cruiser classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).


Royal Canadian Navy

 Prince (3)1940 - 1940

Royal Navy

 no class name (53)1939 - 1941

2 ship classes.

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Armed Merchant Cruisers



Royal Navy23 Nov 1939HMS Rawalpindi 


Royal Navy6 Jun 1940HMS Carinthia 
Royal Navy13 Jun 1940HMS Scotstoun 
Royal Navy16 Jun 1940HMS Andania 
Royal Navy10 Aug 1940HMS Transylvania (F 56) 
Royal Navy27 Aug 1940HMS Dunvegan Castle 
Royal Navy3 Nov 1940HMS Laurentic (F 51) 
Royal Navy4 Nov 1940HMS Patroclus 
Royal Navy5 Nov 1940HMS Jervis Bay (F 40) 
Royal Navy2 Dec 1940HMS Forfar (F 30) 


Royal Navy4 Apr 1941HMS Voltaire (F 47) 
Royal Navy6 Apr 1941HMS Comorin (F 49) 
Royal Navy13 Apr 1941HMS Rajputana (F 35) 
Royal Navy13 May 1941HMS Salopian (F 94) 


Royal Navy5 Apr 1942HMS Hector (F 45) 

15 Armed Merchant Cruisers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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Convoy Will Scatter

Bernard Edwards

Books dealing with this subject include:

Convoy Will Scatter, Bernard Edwards, 2013
Liners in Battledress, Williams, David, 1997

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