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Official Number:                                      180551                                                                        

Class:                                                     Oil Fuel Lighter

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Laid down:
Builder:                                                  Yarwood, Northwich
Launched:                                              5 February 1945
Into Service:                                           April 1945
Out of service:
Fate:                                                     29 May 1969 sold out of service


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Naval Stores harbour craft were usually allocated a number bearing the prefix C. This descended from the days when the Coaling Officer operated the fuelling craft and many of these craft were operated by the Naval Stores Department under the Director of Stores (Navy) C numbers were allocated to craft such as dumb barges, coal lighters, dumb coal lighters, self-propelled diesel lighters, self-propelled stores lighters, launches and tugs of which a number were registered as RFA’s and wore the ‘green stripe’ that indicated the Naval Stores Department


5 February 1945  launched by  W. J. Yarwood & Sons (1938) Ltd, Northwich as Yard Nr 721 named  C 624 for the Naval Stores Department

1945 completed

29 May 1969 sold at Chatham

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