HMS Montclare (F 85)
Armed Merchant Cruiser
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Armed Merchant Cruiser|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Launched||18 Dec 1921|
|Commissioned||15 Oct 1939|
|End service||2 Jun 1942|
On 28 August 1939 the passenger ship Montclare of the Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd, Montreal was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. Conversion was completed on 15 October 1939.
Displacement: 16314 BRT
On 2 June 1942 sold to the Admiralty and converted to a submarine depot ship for the 3rd Submarine flotilla. 1954 decommissioned and in January 1958 sold for scrap at Inverkeithing.
Commands listed for HMS Montclare (F 85)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Herbert Malcolm Spreckley, RN||2 Sep 1939||25 Aug 1941|
|2||Capt. (retired) Lawrence Hodson Bayley, RN||25 Aug 1941||17 Apr 1942|
|3||Cdr. (retired) William Richmond Fell, DSC, OBE, RN||17 Apr 1942||ca Jun 42|
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