HMS Alaunia (F 17)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Launched||7 Feb 1925|
|End service||8 Dec 1944|
On 25 August 1939 the passenger ship Alaunia of the Cunard White Star Ltd., Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 27 September 1939.
Displacement: 14030 BRT
On 8 December 1944 sold to the Admiralty, converted to a repair ship until August 1945 and stationed at Devonport. In September 1957 sold for scrap at Blyth.
Commands listed for HMS Alaunia (F 17)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Hugh Joseph Woodward, DSO, RN||30 Aug 1939||1 Oct 1941|
|2||Capt. (retired) Edward Neville Kershaw, RN||1 Oct 1941||Early 1943|
|3||Capt. Robert Henry Campbell Crawford, OBE, RNR||Early 1943||Early 1944|
|4||A/Cdr. (retired) Alan Charles Graham Jolley, RN||Early 1944||Ca. mid 44|
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