Allied Warships

Armed Merchant Cruisers

The armed merchant cruiser HMS Transylvania. She was lost on 10 Aug 1940.

All Armed Merchant Cruiser classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).


Royal Canadian Navy

 Prince (3)1940 - 1940

Royal Navy

 no class name (54)1939 - 1941

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Armed Merchant Cruisers



23 Nov 1939HMS Rawalpindi 


6 Jun 1940HMS Carinthia 
13 Jun 1940HMS Scotstoun 
16 Jun 1940HMS Andania 
10 Aug 1940HMS Transylvania (F 56) 
27 Aug 1940HMS Dunvegan Castle 
3 Nov 1940HMS Laurentic (F 51) 
4 Nov 1940HMS Patroclus 
5 Nov 1940HMS Jervis Bay (F 40) 
2 Dec 1940HMS Forfar (F 30) 


4 Apr 1941HMS Voltaire (F 47) 
6 Apr 1941HMS Comorin (F 49) 
13 Apr 1941HMS Rajputana (F 35) 
13 May 1941HMS Salopian (F 94) 


5 Apr 1942HMS Hector (F 45) 

15 Armed Merchant Cruisers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

See all Allied Warship types

Liners in Battledress

Williams, David

Books dealing with this subject include:

Liners in Battledress, Williams, David, 1997

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