Jaarstroom

 

Official Number:                   N/R

Laid down:

Builder:                                   J Meyer's Shipbuilding Co., Zalt Blommen

Launched:                              1922

Pennant No:                           B 562

Into Service:                            WW2

Out of service:                         WW2

Fate:                                         March 1957 broken up

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW2 to augment the ships of the RFA

 

Career Data:

1922 launched by J Meyer's Shipbuilding Co, Zalt Blommen as Yard Nr:   named Jaarstroom for N V Hollandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij, Amersterdam

October 1922 completed

19 November 1923 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

15 January 1924 arrived at Plymouth

6 July 1924 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

13 July 1924 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

12 July 1925 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

8 November 1925 berthed at Riverside Quay, Hull from Amsterdam

15 November 1925 berthed at Riverside Quay, Hull from Amsterdam

25 November 1925 sailed Riverside Quay, Hull to Amsterdam

30 November 1925 berthed at Riverside Quay, Hull from Amsterdam

2 December 1925 sailed Albert Dock, Hull to Amsterdam

7 December 1925 berthed at Albert Dock, Hull from Amsterdam

9 December 1925 sailed Albert Dock, Hull to Amsterdam

WW2 acquired for Admiralty service as a Naval Stores Issuing Ship - name unchanged - and finally served with the British Pacific Fleet Train - hence the B - Pennant Number

27 April 1940 sailed Amsterdam independently to Liverpool arriving 3 May 1940

7 July 1940 sailed Liverpool in convoy OB180 until dispersal on 10 July 1940 and then independently to Freetown arriving on 22 July 1940

29 July 1940 sailed Freetown independently to Takoradi arriving 1 August 1940

2 August 1940 sailed Takoradi independently to Cape Coast arriving on 8 August 1940

8 August 1940 sailed Cape Coast independently to Accra arriving the next day

10 August 1940 sailed Accra independently to Lagos arriving 12 August 1940

15 August 1940 sailed Lagos independently to Accra arriving the next day

17 August 1940 sailed Accra independently to Winneba arriving the next day

18 August 1940 sailed Winneba independently to Takoradi arriving the next day

19 August 1940 sailed Takoradi independently to Freetown arriving 23 August 1940

26 August 1940 sailed Freetown in convoy SL45 to Bristol arriving 15 September 1940

22 September 1940 sailed Bristol independently to Barry arriving the next day

3 October 1940 sailed Barry independently to Milford Haven arriving 5 October 1940

8 October 1940 sailed Milford Haven joining convoy OB226 until dispersal on 12 October 1940 and then independently to Freetown arriving 30 October 1940

21 November 1940 sailed Freetown in convoy SL56 to Liverpool arriving 13 December 1940

18 January 1941 sailed Liverpool in convoy OB275 until dispersal on 23 January 1941 and then independently to Freetown arriving 9 February 1941

12 February 1941 sailed Freetown independently to Takoradi arriving on 16 February 1941

18 February 1941 sailed Takoradi independently to Accra arriving the next day

19 February 1941 sailed Accra independently to Lagos arriving the next day

25 February 1941 sailed Lagis to Freetown

13 March 1941 sailed Freetown in convoy SL68 until dispersal on 21 March 1941 and then independently to Halifax arriving 3 April 1941

25 April 1941 sailed Halifax in convoy HX123 to Oban arriving 12 May 1941

13 May 1941 sailed Oban in convoy WN126 to Methil arriving on 15 May 1941

16 May 1941 sailed Methil in convoy FS491 to Hull arriving 18 May 1941

31 May 1941 sailed Hull in convoy EC27 to Loch Ewe arriving 4 June 1941 and then on in convoy EC29 to Oban arriving 9 June 1941

21 November 1942 at 30.18N 30.45W stopped by USS Woolsey (DD437) while on passage from Hull via Punta Delgada to Freetown. Checked and allowed to proceed

31 December 1942 sailed Freetown in escorted convoy FTT6 to Hampton Roads arriving 15 January 1943. RFA ORANGELEAF (1) also sailed in this convoy

24 January 1943 sailed Hampton Roads independently to New York arriving the following day

3 February 1943 sailed New York in escorted convoy SC119 to Loch Ewe arriving 21 February 1943

22 February 1943 sailed Loch Ewe in unescorted convoy WN397 to Methil arriving 24 February 1943. RFA EMPIRE SALVAGE also sailed in this convoy

9 February 1944 at Casablanca in thick fog involved in a collision with an unspecified ship in the swept channel. Suffered a badly damaged bow

13 July 1945 arrived at Manus Naval Base, Admiralty Islands 

6 August 1945 at Subic Bay, Luzon with USS Chanticleer (ASR7) berthed alongside for stores

2 September 1945 sailed from Manus Naval Base, Admiralty Islands

9 October 1945 arrived at Manus Naval Base, Admiralty Islands

22 November 1945 arrived at Manus Naval Base, Admiralty Islands

3 December 1945 berthed at Sydney, NSW

5 January 1946 sailed Sydney NSW for Geelong

19 May 1946 berthed at Sydney, NSW from Hong Kong

12 June 1946 sailed Sydney, NSW for Hong Kong

10 October 1946 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard steaming east

1950 purchased by Compania des Vapores Portobello (Goulandris Bros) Panama and renamed Eleni

1954 purchased by Rederi A/B Eleni, Swende - name unchanged

March 1957 reported broken up at Sunderland by T Young & Co

 

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