Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Launched||1 Nov 1921|
|Commissioned||28 Oct 1939|
|Lost||16 Jun 1940|
|Loss position||62° 36'N, 15° 09'W|
In September 1939 the passenger ship Andania of the Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 28 October 1939.
Displacement: 13950 BRT
At 00.27 hours on 16 June 1940 HMS Andania (Capt. Donald Keppel Bain, RN) was hit by one torpedo from the German submarine U-A about 230 nautical miles west-northwest of the Faroe Islands in position 62º36'N, 15º09'W. The ship sank slowly and the crew was taken off by the Icelandic trawler Skallagrímur, so only two men were injured. The trawler continued its course to Hull, but HMS Forester (H 74) took the men off the trawler 36 hours after the rescue.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Andania|
Commands listed for HMS Andania
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|1||Capt. Donald Keppel Bain, RN||18 Sep 1939||16 Jun 1940|
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