Scandia

 

Official Number:                      171461

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co, Newport News

Launched:                              24 October 1918 

Into Service:                           1941

Out of service:                        1946

Fate:                                     2 January 1959 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:

24 October 1918 launched by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News as Yard Nr: 209 named F.D. Asche for Standard Oil Co of New Jersey, New York

December 1918 completed

1922 purchased by Det Danske Petroleums A/S (C.F.Holm, Manager) Nyborg and renamed SCANDIA

16 February 1940 sailed Curacao independently to St. Thomas, BVI arriving 23 April 1940

25 April 1940 laid up at St. Thomas, BVI

2 February 1941 sailed St. Thomas BVI independently

5 February 1941 surrendered to the Dutch frigate VAN KINSBERGEN at the entrance of the Gulf of Paria. Allocated to the MoS/MoWt under management of Anglo American Oil Co Ltd. London, requisitioned for Admiralty service and served as an Escort Oiler, name unchanged.

16 April 1941 sailed New York independently to Halifax arrived 19 April 1941

30 June 1941 sailed Halifax in escorted convoy HX136 to Reykjavik arrived 14 July 1941

4 August 1941 sailed Reykjavik and joined escorted convoy ON3 until it dispersed on 14 August 1941 and then independently to Curacao arriving 24 August 1941

31 August 1941 sailed Curacao independently to Cape Town arriving 30 September 1941

11 October 1941 sailed Cape Town independently to Abadan arriving 4 November 1941

7 November 1941 sailed Abadan independently to Aden arriving 16 November 1941

19 November 1941 sailed Aden independently to Abadan arriving 29 November 1941

15 December 1941 sailed Aden independently to Abadan arriving 24 December 1941

30 December 1941 sailed Abadan independently to Colombo, Ceylon arriving 11 January 1942

14 January 1942 sailed Colombo, Ceylon independently to Fremantle, Western Australia arriving 31 January 1942

10 February 1942 sailed Fremantle, Western Australia independently to Sydney, NSW arriving 21 February 1942

15 May 1942 sailed Sydney, NSW independently to Balboa, Panama arriving 21 June 1942

2 July 1942 sailed Cristobal in unescorted convoy CT1 to Curacao arriving 9 July 1942

16 July 1942 sailed Curacao independently to Trinidad arriving 18 July 1942

26 July 1942 sailed Trinidad independently to Freetown, Sierra Leone arriving 12 August 1942

24 August 1942 sailed Freetown, Sierra Leone in escorted convoy SL120 to the River Clyde arriving 14 September 1942

11 October 1942 sailed the River Clyde joining the Liverpool escorted convoy ON138 to New York arriving 3 November 1942

8 November 1942 sailed New York in unescorted convoy NG320 to Guantanamo arriving 15 November 1942

15 November 1942 sailed Guantanamo in unescorted convoy GAT22 to Curacao arriving 18 November 1942

20 November 1942 sailed Curacao and joined unescorted convoy TAG22 to Guantanamo arriving 24 November 1942

24 November 1942 sailed Guantanamo in escorted convoy GN22 to New York arriving 2 December 1942

13 December 1942 sailed New York in escorted convoy SC113 to St Johns Newfoundland arriving 24 December 1942

10 January 1943 sailed St Johns Newfoundland joining escorted convoy SC116 to Belfast Lough arriving 28 January 1943. Admiralty tanker British Lady acted as an escort oiler on this convoy

28 January 1943 sailed Belfast Lough in unescorted convoy BB257 to Milford Haven arriving 30 January 1943

14 February 1943 sailed Milford Haven independently to Barry arriving the next day

15 May 1943 sailed Barry independently to Milford Haven arriving the same day

1946 returned to her Danish owners, name unchanged 

1950 purchased by Cia Maritima Iguana S.A. (S.A. Hellenique Transpetrole / A. Romano, Managers) Panama and renamed AMADA

2 January 1959 arrived Savona for demolition by A R D E M

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