HMS Laconia (F 42)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend|
|Launched||9 Apr 1921|
|Commissioned||6 Jan 1940|
|End service||1 Oct 1941|
On 5 September 1939 the passenger ship Laconia of the Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 6 January 1940.
Displacement: 19695 BRT
On 1 October 1941 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Laconia|
Commands listed for HMS Laconia (F 42)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Gilbert George Pearse Hewett, RN||15 Nov 1939||30 Sep 1941|
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