Allied Warships

HMS Ausonia (F 53)

Repair Ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRepair Ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 53 
Built byW.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched22 Mar 1921 
Commissioned 1944 
End serviceSep 1964 

On 2 September 1939 the passenger ship Ausonia of the Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser.

On 27 March 1942 she was sold to the Admiralty and converted to a repair ship until 1944. Laid up during 1945. 1958 stationed at Malta for the Mediterranean fleet. In September 1964 decommisioned at Portsmouth and scrapped in August 1965 at Castellon, Spain.


Commands listed for HMS Ausonia (F 53)

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1Capt. (retired) John Mortimer Scott, RN8 Mar 1944Dec 1945

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