HMCS Prince Robert (F 56)
Armed Merchant Cruiser of the Prince class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Laid down||3 Apr 1930|
|Commissioned||31 Jul 1940|
|End service||10 Dec 1945|
Conversion to armed merchant cruiser completed on 3 August 1940.
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Commands listed for HMCS Prince Robert (F 56)
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|1||Cdr. Charles Tachereau Beard, RCN||31 Jul 1940||7 Oct 1940|
|2||Cdr. Frederick Gordon Hart, RCN||8 Oct 1940||21 Jun 1942|
|3||A/Capt. Frank Llewellyn Houghton, RCN||22 Jun 1942||31 Dec 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Owen Conor Robertson, RCNR||1 Jan 1943||5 Jun 1943|
|5||Cdr. Adrian Mitchell Hope, RCN||7 Jun 1943||7 Dec 1944|
|6||Capt. Wallace Bourchier Creery, RCN||8 Dec 1944||10 Dec 1945|
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Noteable events involving Prince Robert include:
25 Sep 1940
HMCS Prince Robert (Cdr. C.T. Beard, RCN) intercepts and captures the German merchant Weser (9472 GRT) off Manzanillo, Mexico.