Ocean boarding vessel
|Ship||Date launched/ completed||Date requisitioned/ commissioned||History|
|HMS Ariguani||1926||converted to "Catapult Armed Ship". Used for convoy escort|
|HMS Empire Audacity||29 Mar 1939||11 Nov 1940||Former German ship Hannover captured 7/8 March 1940 and put into British service. Commissioned as Ocean boarding vessel in November 1940 but sent for conversion to escort aircraft carrier in January 1941.|
|HMS Camito||June 1915||26 Sep 1940||Torpedoed and sunk 6 May 1941|
|HMS Corinthian||Rescued survivors of SS Duchess of Atholl Oct 1942
Rescued survivors of RMS Empress of Canada (1922) 14 March 1943.
|HMS Crispin||1935||Aug 1940||Sunk 4 Feb 1941 after torpedo attack previous day|
|HMS Fratton||28 September 1925||August 1940||The cross channel steamer was requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Barrage Balloon Vessel, converted to Ocean Boarding Vessel in 1943. She was sunk off Normandy by a Neger manned torpedo 18 August 1944.|
|HMS Hilary||17 Apr 1931||21 Jan 1941||Former SS Hilary; restored as a merchantman 15 April 1942; recommissioned as an infantry landing and headquarters ship 1943; returned to civilian service after the war in 1945; scrapped 1959.|
|SS Inanda||1925||11 August 1940||Bombed and sunk on 7 September 1940. Salvaged and converted to cargo ship Empire Explorer, never saw service as an ocean boarding vessel. Torpedoed and sunk in July 1942.|
|SS Inkosi||1937||11 August 1940||Bombed and sunk on 7 September 1940. Salvaged and converted to cargo ship Empire Chivalry, never saw service as an ocean boarding vessel. Sold postwar and renamed Planter. Scrapped 1958.|
|HMS Lady Somers||1929||Requisitioned by Admiralty in 1940. Sunk by Italian submarine Morosini in N Atlantic, 15 July 1941.|
|HMS Largs||1938||1941||French ship MV Charles Plumier in 1938; seized by Royal Navy; returned to France 1945; sold to a Greek company and renamed MV Pleias 1964; scrapped 1968|
|HMS Malvernian||1937||abandoned after being bombed, North Atlantic, July 19, 1941|
|HMS Manistee||1920||1940||sailed with Arctic convoy OB 288 and sunk 24 February 1941, no survivors|
|HMS Marsdale||Participated in locating German supply ships after Bismarck had been sunk|
|HMS Maplin||1932||Formerly Erin. Converted to Fighter catapult ship 1940.|
|HMS Patia||1922||converted to Fighter catapult ship in 1940. Sank after attacked by German aircraft 1941|
|HMS Registan||1930||13 Sep 1940||Bombed off Cape Cornwall 27 May 1941; repaired and returned to merchant use Nov 1941; sunk 29 Sep, 1942|
- Armed boarding steamer - British vessels of similar purpose in First World War
- Hired armed vessels - British vessels that performed convoy escort duties, anti-privateer patrols, and ran errands during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars, and earlier.
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