Allied Warships

HMS Artifex (F 28)

Repair Ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRepair Ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 28 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched6 Feb 1924 
Commissioned 1944 
End service 

On 30 August 1939 the passenger ship Aurania of the Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser.

On 24 March 1942 she was sold to the Admiralty because of the damage sustaned in the attack by U-123, laid up for some time, but finally converted into a repair ship finished in 1944 and commissioned as HMS Artifex. In January 1961 she was scrapped at La Spezia, Italy.


Commands listed for HMS Artifex (F 28)

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1Capt. Henry Samuel Allan, RNRAug 1945Apr 1946 (1)

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