Allied Warships

HMS Registan (F 106)

Ocean boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeOcean boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 106 
Built byJ. Readhead & Sons Ltd. (South Shields, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched30 Jan 1930 
Commissioned9 Jan 1941 
End serviceNov 1941 

Cargo vessel completed on 14 March 1930.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty on 13 September 1940.
Displacement: 5886 GRT.
Dimensions: 129.8 x 16.8.
Armament: 2 6" guns (2x1), 1 12pdr AA gun
Speed: 13.5 knots.

Returned to her owner in November 1941.

At 0112 hours on 29 September 1942 the unescorted Registan (Master Charles Spencer Bartlett) was torpedoed and sunk by U-332 about 140 miles east of Barbados. Eleven crew members and five gunners were lost. The master, 34 crew members and three gunners were picked up on 30 September by the Argentinian merchant Rio Neuquen and landed at Pernambuco on 11 October.


Commands listed for HMS Registan (F 106)

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1A/Cdr. Eric Arthur Divers, RNR28 Nov 1940mid 1941

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Notable events involving Registan include:

27 May 1941
On 27 May 1941, HMS Registan (A/Cdr. Eric Arthur Divers, RNR) was bombed by German aircraft off Cape Cornwall. The ship caught fire and 63 crew members were lost. The survivors were rescued by HMS Wivern (Cdr. M.D.C. Meyrick, RN), HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN) and HMS Wild Swan (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, RN) and landed at Milford Haven. The badly damaged ship was towed to Falmouth by the British tug Goliath, where she was rebuilt to a merchant and was returned to the owner in November 1941.

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