The Cod Wars, which have also been called the Iceland Cod Wars, were a series of confrontations between 1958 and 1976 between the United Kingdom and Iceland over fishing rights around the coast of Iceland.

The Cod Wars, which have also been called the Iceland Cod Wars, were a series of confrontations between 1958 and 1976 between the United Kingdom and Iceland over fishing rights around the coast of Iceland.

 

There were basically three confrontations which have become known as the 1st Cod War, the 2nd Cod War and the 3rd Cod War and ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary were deployed in support of the Royal Navy in each.

 

 

Scylla-Odinn

Icelandic Coast Guard Ship Odin and HMS Scylla

 

Each confrontation involved the Icelandic Government’s decision to extend fishing limits over the seas round their country.

 

The 3rd Cod War

 

25 November 1975 to 1 June 1976

 

The following RFA’s were deployed to support the Royal Navy off the coast of Iceland during the 3rd Cod War:-

 

RFA Blue Rover

RFA Olwen

RFA Tidepool

RFA Tidereach

 

Other ships of the RFA were deployed off Iceland in support of Royal Naval ships on dates outside of those determined as the Cod Wars.

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