HMS Montclare (F 85)
Destroyer Depot Ship
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Destroyer Depot Ship|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Launched||18 Dec 1921|
|Commissioned||29 Aug 1944|
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 being commissioned as such in October 1939.
On 2 June 1942 sold to the Admiralty and was to be converted to a submarine depot ship for the 3rd Submarine flotilla. Recommissioned as destroyer depot ship on 29 August 1944. Decommissioned in 1954 and in January 1958 sold for scrap at Inverkeithing. Scrapping commenced on 3 February 1958.
As Submarine Depot Ship;
Commands listed for HMS Montclare (F 85)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||A/Cdr. (retired) Charles Richard de Bunsen Loftus Townshend, RN||5 Jan 1944||16 Jun 1944|
|2||Cdr. Benjamin Bryant, DSO, DSC, RN||16 Jun 1944||10 Oct 1944|
|3||A/Capt. (retired) Edmund Hugh Hopkinson, RN||10 Oct 1944||5 Nov 1944|
|4||A/Cdr. (retired) Charles Richard de Bunsen Loftus Townshend, RN||5 Nov 1944||27 Nov 1944|
|5||Capt. Cecil Campbell Hardy, DSO, RN||27 Nov 1944||20 Apr 1945|
|6||Capt. (retired) Gerald William Hoare-Smith, RN||20 Apr 1945||1 Nov 1946|
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