Allied Warships

HMS Alaunia (F 17)

Repair Ship

HMS Alaunia as seen after the conversion to a repair ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRepair Ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 17 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched7 Feb 1925 
CommissionedAug 1945 
End service 

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.

On 8 December 1944 she was sold to the Admiralty and converted to a repair ship. This conversion was completed in August 1945 and she was stationed at Devonport. Sold for scrap in September 1957 and scrapped at Blyth.


Commands listed for HMS Alaunia (F 17)

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1Capt. Herbert John Anchor, OBE, RNR17 Jul 1945Apr 1946 (1)

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