Official Number

Class:                                Naval Armaments Vessel  

Pennant No:                               

Laid down:                       
Builder:                             Philip & Son Ltd, Dartmouth
Into Service:                      25 June 1946
Out of service:

Fate:                                 1973 Broken up at Briton Ferry    


Items of historic interest involving this ship: -


Background Information: - One of a group of coasters which were not normally classed as RFA’s They are included here as the ancestors of the more modern ammunition ships. They were ordered by the Admiralty just prior to, during or just after WW2


Career Data:


July 1944 ordered at a contract price of £27,705

1946 launched by Philip & Son Ltd, Dartmouth as Yard Nr 1129 named MATCHLOCK

25 June 1946 completed at a cost of £27,705

8 February 1948 berthed at Crombie sailing the same day

12 June 1948 berthed at Crombie

2 July 1950 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

19 July 1954 sailed Dover

1973 laid up at Pembroke Dock

1973  purchased by T.W. Ward Ltd for demolition at Briton Ferry




  1. Based at Fort WIlliam and at Chatham between 1949 and 1959

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