Allied Warships

HMS Wayland (F 137)

Repair Ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRepair Ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 137 
Built byVickers Ltd. (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched11 Mar 1921 
Commissioned 1944 
End service 

In October 1940 the passenger ship Antonia of the Cunard White Star Ltd., Liverpool was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. This conversion was completed in March 1941. On 24 March 1942 she was sold to the Admiralty and conversion to a repair ship began. This conversion was finished in 1944 and the ship was renamed HMS Wayland. Wayland was scrapped at Troon, Scotland in 1948.

As Repair Ship;
Displacement: 18750 tons.
Armament: 4 4" guns., 8 2pdr AA, 8 20mm AA.
Speed: 15 knots.


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