HMS Arawa (F 12)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||William Beardmore & Co. Ltd. (Dalmuir, Scotland)|
|Launched||15 Dec 1921|
|Commissioned||17 Oct 1939|
|End service||25 Jul 1941|
built as Esperance Bay, 1936 renamed Arawa.
Displacement: 14462 BRT
On 25 July 1941 returned and used as troopship by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT), later as repatriation ship for prisoners. 1945 returned to owner.
Commands listed for HMS Arawa (F 12)
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|1||A/Capt. George Robert Deverell, RN||4 Oct 1939|
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Notable events involving Arawa include:
- ADM 173/16395
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.