Home - Boats - Depot Ships - Ambrose

1903 - 1946: Ambrose (F08)

Built By: Raylton Dixon NE (Tees)
Fate: Scrapped at Inverkeithing November 1946

HMS Ambrose was a cargo and passenger liner bought by the Admiralty from the Booth Steamship Company early in World War I and converted into an armed merchant cruiser. Later in the war she was converted into a submarine depot ship and spent most of the 1920s supporting submarines in the Far East.

Upon her return home in 1928, Ambrose was placed in the Reserve Fleet. She was later modified to support destroyers and did so throughout World War II before she was sold for scrap in 1946.

Before the start of WWII she was re named HMS Cochrane.


31-03-1903 : Launched
10-12-1914 : Commisioned
20-10-1915 : Sold to the Admiralty
01-06-1938 : Renamed HMS Cochrane


This form is for you to comment on, or add additional information to this page. Any questions will be deleted. If you wish to ask a question or otherwise contact the Branch or the Webmaster. Please use the Contact Us page or ask your question on our Facebook Page

Please insert the result of the arithmetical operation from the following image:

Please insert the result of the arithmetical operation from this image. =

Note: All submissions are subject to webmaster approval prior to appearing on the page. As a Spam prevention measure, any comments containing links to other sites will be automatically discarded

1900 - 1922: Shearwater1905 - 1947: Cyclops (F31)