HMS Throsk

 NAV Throsk post WW2

 

Previous name:                        

Subsequent name:                  

Official Number:                      169696                                                              

Class:                                    Armament Stores Carrier

Pennant No:                           A 379

Laid down:                              
Builder:                                  Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth

Launched:                             28 September 1943
Into Service:                          22 December 1943
Out of service:                       28 March 1977

Fate:                                       Broken up

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data: One of a group of nine coasters which are not normally classed as RFA's, although some of them, on making deep sea voyages, had a proportion of RFA Officers among their complement. She is included here as one of the ancestors of the more modern ammunition ships.

 

September 1941 ordered

28 September 1943 launched by Philp & Son Ltd., Dartmouth as Yard No: 1050 and named HMS THROSK

22 January 1943 completed at a cost of £94,663. After the War she was based at Priddy's Hard, Portsmouth Harbour

4 December 1946 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing westwards

28 February 1947 sheltering in Falmouth Bay then passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing westwards

7 March 1947 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing eastwards

15 July 1947 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing westwards

16 July 1947 berthed at Belfast from Plymouth

30 July 1947 sailed Belfast for Plymouth

31 July 1947 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing eastwards

15 August 1947 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing westwards

17 August 1947 berthed at Belfast from Plymouth

22 August 1947 sailed Belfast for Plymouth

24 August 1947 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing eastwards

6 September 1947 arrived at Rosyth from Plymouth

23 January 1948 sailed Rosyth for Plymouth

3 January 1949 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing westwards

1 March 1949 sailed Workington for Plymouth

30 May 1949 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing westwards

4 October 1949 arrived Rosyth from Plymouth

9 December 1949 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing westward

18 February 1950 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing eastward

25 February 1950 berthed at Portsmouth from Plymouth

10 March 1950 sailed Portsmouth for Plymouth

10 June 1950 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing eastward

11 September 1950 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing eastward

22 September 1950 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing westward

11 October 1950 sailed Belfast for Plymouth

9 December 1950 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing westwards

15 December 1950 passed the Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard sailing eastwards

2 May 1951RFA FG certificated Masters loaned to replace HT certificated officers for Mediterranean freighting

September 1957 register closed

1959 converted with hold stowage and derricks for handing missiles for the guided weapons trial ship HMS GIRDLE NESS

Girdle Ness

HMS GIRDLE NESS

 

22 November 1974 at Plymouth Sound alongside RFA RESOURCE (2) working cargo

2 December 1974 at Plymouth Sound alongside RFA RESOURCE (2) working cargo

3 December 1974 at Plymouth Sound alongside RFA RESOURCE (2) working cargo

28 March 1977 sold for scrap

12 June 1977 sailed Portsmouth in tow for the breaker's yard

14 June 1977 arrived Grays, Essex for demolition by T W Ward Ltd.

1982 demolition finally begun. She was the last vessel to be scrapped there before the Yard closed the following year

 

Notes

 

Together with her sister NAV KINTERBURY made three voyages to Malta after the loss of NAV BEDENHAM at Gibraltar and before RFA AMHERST was brought into service

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