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1924 - 1961: Artifex (F28)

Built By: Swan Hunter (Tyne)
Fate: Sold to Italian Ship breakers in 1964 and scrapped at La Spezia,

Commissioned as HMS Artifex in January 1961

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06-02-1924 : Launched
30-09-1939 : Passenger ship Aurania requisitioned by the Admiralty from the Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool for conversion to an armed merchant cruiser.
24-03-1942 : Sold to the Admiralty following damage sustained in an attack by U-123, laid up for some time, but finally converted into a repair ship finished in 1944


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