HMS Largs (F 43)
Ocean boarding vessel
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Ocean boarding vessel|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Chantiers et Ateliers de Provence (Port-de-Bouc, France)|
|Commissioned||10 Nov 1941|
|End service||30 Nov 1945|
Passenger / cargo (ref.) vessel completed in October 1938. Requisitioned by the Admiralty in May 1941. Displacement: 4504 GRT. Dimensions: 115 x 15.8. Armament: 2 6" guns (2x1), 1 12pdr AA gun. Speed: 17 knots.
Became a headquarters ship in late 1942.
Returned to the French on 30 November 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Largs (F 43)
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|1||A/Cdr. Eric Arthur Divers, RNR||24 Jun 1941||25 Sep 1943|
|2||Capt. Henry Samuel Allan, RNR||25 Sep 1943||13 Nov 1944|
|3||A/Capt. Harold Robson Conway, RN||13 Nov 1944||Aug 1945|
|4||Capt. Alaster Angus Martin, DSC, RD, RNR||2 Aug 1945||30 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Largs include:
10 Jan 1942
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area on HMS Largs (Cdr. E.A. Divers, RNR) and HMS Kingfisher (Cdr.(Retd.) W.V.H. Harris, DSC, RN). Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 33 proceeded to Campbeltown. (1)
- ADM 173/17221
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.