Allied Warships

HMS Hilary (F 22)

Ocean boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeOcean boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 22 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched17 Apr 1931 
Commissioned25 Jan 1941 
End service 

Passenger / cargo vessel completed in August 1931.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in October 1940.
Displacement: 7403 GRT.
Dimensions: 129.3 x 17.1.
Armament: 2 6" guns (2x1), 1 12pdr AA gun, 4 .303" MG AA (4x1).
Speed: 14 knots.

Became a headquarters ship in 1943.

Returned to her owner in March 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Hilary (F 22)

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1Cdr. Trevor Lewis Owen, RD, RNR14 Oct 1940mid 1942

2Capt. (retired) Sir James Francis Paget, RN1 May 19431 Mar 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. E C Turner, RNR1 Mar 1945mid 1945

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