RFA Spabeck (Spa Class Water Carrier) 1943

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

WN.490      Loch Ewe 7th October 1943 – Methil 8th October 1943
                  
EBC.63      Barry 4th August 1944 – Seine Bay 7th August 1944
                   (Detached for Portsmouth)

EBC.66      Barry 8th August 1944 – Seine Bay 10th August 1944
                   (Detached for Portsmouth)

 

 

RFA Thermol (1st 2,000 Ton Class Oiler) 1916

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

HG.10      Gibraltar 8th December 1939 – Liverpool 16th December 1939
                 (Detached for Devonport with a cargo of FFO)

 


 

RFA War Afridi (War Class Oiler) 1920

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

HG.10      Gibraltar 8th December 1939 – Liverpool 16th December 1939
                 (Detached for Devonport with a cargo of FFO)


 

RFA War Bharata (War Class Oiler) 1920

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

HG.10      Gibraltar 8th December 1939 – Liverpool 16th December 1939
                 (Detached for Devonport with a cargo of FFO)

OA.212    Methil 9th September 1940 – Convoy dispersed 13th September 1940

ON.32      Liverpool 1st November 1941 – Halifax 16th November 1941
                 (Joined from the Clyde)

RU.32      Reykjavik 16th July 1942 – Loch Ewe 20th July 1942
                 (In ballast)

WN.312    Loch Ewe 21st July 1942 – Methil 23rd July 1942

EN.132     Methil 2nd September 1942 – Loch Ewe 4th September 1942
                 (Detached to Scapa Flow)

WN.465    Loch Ewe 7th August 1943 – Methil 9th August 1943

EN.318     Methil 11th December 1943 – Loch Ewe 13th December 1943
                  (Detached for Milford Haven)

EBC.37     Barry 10th July 1944 – Seine Bay 12th July 1944
                  (Detached for Portsmouth)

EBC.48     Barry 21st July 1944 – Seine Bay 23rd July 1944
                  (Detached for Portsmouth)

RFA War Diwan (War Class Oiler) 1919

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

EN.69      Methil 9th February 1941 – Oban 13th February 1941
                (Detached to Scapa Flow with a cargo of FFO)

EN.55      Methil 7th March 1942 – Oban 10th March 1942
                (Joined from Lyness)

EBC.10    Barry 12th June 1944 – Seine Bay 16th June 1944
                 (Detached for Falmouth)

EBC.27    Barry 30th June 1944 – Seine Bay 2nd July 1944
                 (Detached for Portsmouth)

EBC.41    Barry 14th July 1944 – Seine Bay 16th July 1944
                 (Detached for Devonport)

FBC.31    Seine Bay 19th July 1944 – Bristol Channel 21st July 1944
                 (Detached for Milford Haven, then onward to the Clyde)

EBC.53    Barry 26th July 1944 – Seine Bay 28th July 1944
                 (Detached for Devonport0

EBC.73    Barry 15th August 1944 – Seine Bay 17th August 1944

FBC.60    Seine Bay 20th August 1944 – Bristol Channel 22nd August 1944
                 (Detached for Milford haven then onward to the Clyde)

EBC.86    Barry 28th August 1944 – Seine Bay 30th August 1944
                 (Detached for Portsmouth)

EPM.57    Portland 7th September 1944 – Seine Bay 7th September 1944
                 (Joined from Southampton)

TAM.19    Southend 15th December 1944 – Antwerp 17th December 1944

Whilst on passage to Antwerp on Convoy TAM.19 the ship struck a mine in the mouth of the river Scheldt and broke in two, 5 members of the crew were killed in the explosion.  The survivors were rescued by HMS Franklin and landed at Ostend.

The after part of the ship was in position 51 25’ 31” N  3 29’ 21” E and the forward part in position 51 25’ 45” N  3 29’ 37” E

 

RFA War Krishna (War Class Oiler) 1919

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

Blue.3      Port said 1st October 1939 – Gibraltar 11th October 1939

HG.3        Gibraltar 13th October 1939 – Liverpool 21st October 1939
                 (With a cargo of FFO)

KMS.16   Gibraltar 10th June 1943 – Port Said 28th June 1943
                 (Joined from Tripoli, on passage to Alexandria)

GUS.11    Alexandria 28th July 1943 – Hampton Roads 26th August 1943
                 (Detached for Malta)

KMS.22    Gibraltar 9th August 1943 – Port Said 20th August 1943
                  (Joined from Malta for passage to Alexandria)

GUS.17    Alexandria 29th September 1943 – Hampton Roads 27th October 1943
                 (Detached for Malta)

KMS.28   Gibraltar 7th October 1943 – Port Said 19th October 1943
                 (Joined from Malta for Alexandria)

GUS.30   Port Said 4th February 1944 – Hampton Roads 8th March 1944
                (Detached for Malta)

VN.48      Augusta 21st June 1944 – Naples 22nd June 1944

VN.60A   Naples 21st August 1944 – Piombino 22nd August 1944

AH.31     Bari 21st April 1945 – Ancona 22nd April 1945

HA.31A   Ancona 24th April 1945 – Bari 25th April 1945

RFA War Nizam (War Class Oiler) 1918

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

FS.283      Methil 16th September 1940 – Southend 19th September 1940

FN.346      Southend 29th November 1940 – Methil 1st December 1940
                  (Detached for Sunderland)

EN.135      Methil 9th September 1942 – Loch Ewe 11th September 1942

WN.394     Loch Ewe 11th February 1943 – Methil 13th February 1943

FBC.60      Seine Bay 20th August 1944 – Bristol Channel 22nd August 1944
                  (Joined from the Solent, for Barry)

 

RFA War Pathan (War Class Oiler) 1919

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

WN.375      Loch Ewe 22nd December 1942 – Methil 24th December 1942

EN.198       Methil 22nd February 1943 – Loch Ewe 24th February 1943

WN.551      Loch Ewe 1st March 1944 – Methil 3rd March 1944

RFA War Pindari (War Class Oiler) 1920

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

WN.162      Oban 4th August 1941 – Methil 7th August 1941
                   (Joined from Lyness)

EN.160       Methil 9th November 1942 – Loch Ewe 11th November 1942
                   (Detached to Scapa Flow)

EN.178       Methil 26th December 1942 – Loch Ewe 28th December 1942
                   (Detached for Invergordon)

EN.183       Methil 9th January 1943 – Loch Ewe 11th January 1943
                   (Joined from Lyness for Liverpool)

WN.452      Loch Ewe 9th July 1943 – Methil 11th July 1943
                  
EN.270       Methil 19th August 1943 – Loch Ewe 21st August 1943
                   (Detached for Scapa Flow)

WN.543      Loch Ewe (no date available) – Methil 11th February 1944

RFA War Sirdar (War Class Oiler)

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

MS.1      Melbourne 1st January 1942 – Singapore 31st January 1942

 

On the 27th February 1942, orders were issued to clear all remaining British Auxiliary craft from Batavia, around midnight the Australian Sloop HMAS Yarra, with the Indian Sloop HMIS Jumna sailed escorting a convoy for Tjilatjap.  Early on whilst passing through the Sundra Straits, RFA War Sirdar was bombed and ran aground.

Attempts were made to re-float her, but because of the imminent threat from Japanese forces, she was abandoned.

The ship was captured by the advancing Japanese forces, who repaired her and re-named her Honan Maru,  she was serving as a Japanese tanker, when on the 29th March 1945, when she was spotted by the American submarine USS Bluegill, and sunk in position 12 39’ N  109 28’ E.

 

 

RFA War Sudra (War Class Oiler) 1920

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

WN.146      Oban 27th Jun 1941 – Methil 1st July 1941
                   (Joined from the Clyde to Loch Ewe)

WN.147      Oban 30th June 1941 – Methil 3rd July 1941

RU.1        Reykjavik 20th December 1941 – Loch Ewe 25th December 1941
                   (Detached to the Clyde)

WN.249      Oban 22nd February 1942 – Methil 24th February 1942
                   (Detached to Scapa Flow)

EN.204       Methil 13th March 1943 – Loch Ewe 15th March 1943
                   (Detached to Scapa Flow)

WN.562      Loch Ewe 26th March 1944 – Methil 28th March 1944
                   (Joined from Kirkwall)

EN.364       Methil 28th March 1944 – Loch Ewe 30th March 1944
                   (Detached to Scapa Flow)

RFA Wave Emperor (Wave Class Oiler) 1944

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

UC.53A      Liverpool 19th January 1945 – New York 2nd February 1945
                   (Joined from Southend)

CU.59         New York 19th February 1945 – Liverpool 1st March 1945
                   (Detached for Avonmouth)

UC.63B      Liverpool 11th April 1945 – New York 23rd April 1945
                   (Detached to Curacao)

RFA Wave Governor (Wave Class Oiler) 1945

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

UC.62A      Liverpool 31st March 1945 – New York 11th April 1945
                   (Joined from Southend)

CU.67         New York 24th April 1945 – Liverpool 5th May 1945
                   (Detached to the Clyde with US Navy Special Fuels)

 

RFA Wave King (Wave Class Oiler) 1944

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

UC.33      Liverpool 9th August 1944 – New York 20th August 1944
                 (Joined from the Clyde)

CU.37      New York 27th August 1944 – Liverpool 7th September 1944
                (Detached to the Clyde)

KMF.35    Clyde 1st October 1944 – Port Said 11th October 1944

RFA Wave Monarch (Wave Class Oiler) 1944

Convoy                 Depart                                             Arrive

UC.45A      Liverpool 14th November 1944 – New York 26th November 1944
                   (Joined from the Clyde)

CU.50         New York 9th December 1944 – Liverpool 20th December 1944
                   (Detached to the Clyde)

UC.54A      Liverpool 28th January 1945 – New York 9th February 1945
                   (Joined from the Clyde for Curacao)

        

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