HMS Engadine (1941)

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Aerial view in December 1942
Name: HMS Engadine
Builder: Greenock Dockyard Company, Greenock, Scotland
Laid down: 16 March 1940
Launched: 26 May 1941
Completed: 17 November 1941
Fate: Sold, 1946
Name: Clan Buchanan
Owner: Clan Line
Acquired: 1946
Fate: Scrapped, November 1962
General characteristics
Class and type: Cameron-class steamer
Displacement: 9,909 long tons (10,068 t)
Length: 464 ft (141 m)
Beam: 63 ft (19 m)
Draught: 30 ft (9.1 m)
Propulsion: 2 × steam triple expansion and exhaust turbines
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 78

HMS Engadine was a 9,909 ton cargo ship laid down at the Greenock Dockyard Company, Greenock, Scotland on 16 March 1940, launched on 26 May 1941 and completed on 17 November 1941.

She was originally built for the Clan Line, and named Clan Buchanan (the previous Clan Buchanan having been sunk by the German raider Pinguin on 28 April 1941). However she was taken over by the British Royal Navy before completion and renamed in honour of the first HMS Engadine for use as an seaplane depot ship.[1]

She was loaned to the US Navy from November 1942 until July 1943. At the end of the war, she was sold back to the Clan Line in 1946 and reverted to her original name. The ship was eventually scrapped at Cartagena, Spain in November 1962.


  1. "Clan Line". Retrieved 23 February 2010.