RFA War Hindoo
War_Hindo_1929
Lower image courtesy of Iziko Museums, John H. Marsh Maritime Research Centre
RFA War Hindoo at Cape Town in about 1930
  
 

Subsequent name:

Official Number:                     143458

Class:                                    WAR CLASS Freighting Tanker

Pennant No:                          Y7.334 / X87 / A287

Laid down:
Builder:                                   Wm. Hamilton & Co Ltd, Glen Yard, Port Glasgow
Launched:                              30 September 1919
Into Service:                           October 1919
Out of service:                       1958
Fate:                                       Broken up

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data: To combat the alarming losses of British merchant ships during WW1, the New Ministries and Secretaries Act was passed in December 1916, which provided for the appointment of a Shipping Controller with very wide powers “to take such steps as he thinks best for providing and maintaining an efficient supply of shipping”. On 20 December 1916, the first meeting of the Merchant Shipbuilding Advisory Committee took place where it was decided that an extensive shipbuilding programme should be started, the ships to be of a simple design and as far as possible to be of a standard type as regards hulls and engines. These new vessels for the Government were given a standard nomenclature, the prefix to their names being WAR. Eighthundred and twentyone vessels were ordered from U.K. yards and abroad and four hundred and sixteen were completed to Government order, two hundred and seventy nine were sold and transferred to private owners before completion and the remainder were cancelled. Of the four hundred and sixteen completed to Government order, fifteen were transferred to Admiralty service as oilers. They were all modified versions of the A and B Class standard dry cargo ships, known as the Z Class. All had two large dry cargo holds, six of them had five cargo tanks and the remaining nine had seven cargo tanks, specially designed for the carriage of heavy fuel oil. Most of them were initially under commercial management.

 

 

30 September 1919 launched by Wm. Hamilton & Co Ltd, Glen Yard, Port Glasgow as Yard Nr: 371 named WAR HINDOO for the Shipping Controller

30 October 1919  completed at a cost of £ 205,722 and placed under initial management of Gow, Harrison & Co Ltd, Glasgow. Her name is derived from an archaic spelling of Hindu and was used to describe Indian immigrants and their descendants in the 1800s and early 1900's

6 December 1919 arrived at Spithead from Bermuda and Trinidad

9 December 1919 Captain Francis C Dick as Master

DICK FRANCIS CHALMERS

Captain Francis C Dick

11 December 1919 sailed Portsmouth for Tampico

1919 to 1939 was on general freighting duties

4 January 1920 berthed at Port Arthur, Texas from Bermuda to load.

8 January 1920 sailed Port Arthur, Texas for Gibraltar

30 January 1920 berthed at Gibraltar from Port Arthur until 27 February 1920

16 March 1920 Lloyds of London reported that the War Hindoo while on passage from Gibraltar to Tampico was in distress 157 miles north of Cape Catoche, Yucatan and was seeking assistance

26 March 1920 arrived at Tampico from Gibraltar

19 April 1920 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

28 April 1920 sailed Portsmouth Harbour for New Orleans

17 May 1920 passed Sand Key, Florida sailing west

19 May 1920 arrived at New Orleans from Portsmouth

24 May 1920 sailed Port Eads to Devonport

14 June 1920 berthed at Devonport

26 June 1920 sailed Devonport for New Orleans

17 July 1920 berthed at Port Eads from Devonport

26 July 1920 cleared New Orleans for the Clyde

13 August 1920 arrived Tail of Bank

16 August 1920 moved up the River Clyde to Glasgow

13 September 1920 sailed Glasgow to Key West

27 September 1920 at Key West

3 October 1920 sailed Puerton Mexico

28 October 1920 at Immingham until 3 November 1920

8 November 1920 passed Gibraltar

12 November 1920 berthed at Malta

13 November 1920 sailed Malta

17 November 1920 arrived at Port Said

9 December 1920 at Abadan to load

22 December 1920 arrived at Suez from Abadan

1921 transferred to Admiralty ownership but remained under commercial management

11 February 1921 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour from Brunswick, GA

17 February 1921 sailed Portsmouth Harbour

18 February 1921 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

13 March 1921 sailed Puerto Mexico for LEFO

8 April 1921 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

26 April 1921 berthed at Port Arthur, Texas from Portland, Dorset

30 April 1921 sailed Port Arthur, Texas for Devonport

18 May 1921 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing East

20 May 1921 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

24 May 1921 sailed Portsmouth Harbour for Trinidad

21 July 1921 arrived at Port Said from the Clyde when on passage to Abadan

26 August 1921 arrived at Suez from Abadan

8 September 1921 sailed Malta for Abadan

23 November 1921 arrived at Suez from Abadan

9 December 1921 arrived at Sheerness from Abadan

10 January 1922 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

11 January 1922 sailed Portsmouth Harbour for Port Arthur

30 January 1922 passed Key West, Florida

4 February 1922 arrived at Port Arthur, Texas from Southampton

24 February 1922 arrived at Glasgow from Port Arthur, Texas

2 March 1922 sailed the Clyde for Port Arthur, Texas

6 June 1922 arrived on the River Clyde from Port Arthur, Texas

6 July 1922 sailed the Clyde

10 July 1922 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

15 September 1922 spoke to HMS CROCUS between Aden and Henjam

17 October 1922 arrived at Port Said from Malta

18 October 1922 sailed Port Said

23 November 1922 arrived at Suez from Abadan

11 December 1922 arrived at Sheerness from Abadan

17 May 1923 arrived at Philadelphia

31 May 1923 sailed Philadelphia for Antwerp

20 June 1923 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

21 June 1923 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

12 July 1923 sailed Port Arthur for Antwerp

8 August 1923 at Sheerness

15 September 1923 off Dover

19 September 1923 alongside at the Eastern Arm of Dover Harbour loading cargo

24 September 1923 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on Flamborough Head sailing north

13 December 1923 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour from Tampico, Texas

17 December 1923 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

19 December 1923 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour and sailed again later in the day

6 January 1924 passed Perim when on passage to Abadan

11 February 1924 alongside HMS REPULSE in Singapore harbour refuelling her

HMS Repulse

HMS REPULSE

13 February 1924 alongside HMS HOOD in Singapore harbour refuelling her

HMS Hood

HMS HOOD

11 April 1924 at Malta

5 May 1924 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour 

7 May 1924 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

12 May 1924 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

24 June 1924 sailed Portsmouth for Trinidad

26 July 1924 at Port Royal, Jamaica alongside HMS REPULSE to refuel her

27 July 1924 at Port Royal, Jamaica alongside HMS HOOD to refuel her

19 August 1924 at Quebec, Canada alongside HMS HOOD to refuel her - supplied 2,517 tons of FFO

20 August 1924 at Quebec, Canada alongside HMS REPULSE to refuel her

23 August 1924 sailed Quebec, Canada for Trinidad  

27 September 1924 berthed at Gibraltar from Trinidad

20 October 1924 sailed Trinidad for Devonport

10 November 1924 berthed at Old Kilpatrick OFJ

12 November 1924 Mr Frederick C Reynolds RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

CEO Frederick Reynolds

Chief Engineer Officer Frederick C Reynolds RFA

 

11 December 1924 sailed Philadelphia for Southampton

17 December 1924 at Bermuda

19 January 1925 while in transit in the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, Germany when on passage from Gothenburg to Newcastle in ballast in collision with a German Steamer Tatti

20 January 1925 the Scotsman newspaper of to-day reported the collision -

War Hindoo Collision 1925

23 March 1925 the Shields Daily News reported -

Shields Daily News 23 3 1925 WHindoo

26 March 1925 on passage to Bermuda - wirelessed Land End Radio

29 May 1925 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

2 June 1925 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

21 August 1925 while on passage to Devonport radioed she was 300 nmiles SW of Valentia

22 August 1925 Captain Percival Skone-Rees RFA appointed as Master

PSR

Captain Percival Skone-Rees RFA

 

27 August 1925 sailed Portland for Baytown

9 October 1925 was berthed at Tilbury

29 October 1925 sailed Trinidad for Devonport

11 November 1925 radioed she was 900 nmiles west of Valencia

12 January 1926 arrived at Plymouth

21 January 1926 arrived at Gibraltar from Plymouth

9 May 1926 Fireman Mak Choo discharged dead

16 May 1926 arrived at Trincomalee from Abadan to discharge 7,500 tons of FFO - the first oil pumped into the new tank farm at China Bay after its recent construction for the Royal Navy by the Admiralty

18 May 1926 sailed Trincomalee to Abadan to load

21 October 1926 Captain Stanley G Kent RFA appointed as Master

4 December 1926 in dry dock at Kepple Harbour, Singapore

23 January 1927 passed Perim

19 February 1927 at Singapore ready to sail to Hong Kong

15 March 1927 alongside the oil wharf, Singapore

30 April 1927 at Malta

21 June 1927 sailed Colombo for Abadan

20 July 1927 at Colombo, Ceylon

19 August 1927 at Suez

9 October 1927 at sea at 35.08N 18.17E Storekeeper Ching Ling Ah discharged dead - opium poisoning

10 October 1927 arrived Malta

19 December 1927 Captain A D Davies RFA appointed as Master

17 July 1928 alongside the oil wharf, Singapore

5 December 1928 alongside the oil wharf, Singapore

26 January 1929 berthed at Gibraltar from Abadan to discharge cargo

15 March 1929 passed Gibraltar when on passage to Portland, Dorset

22 March 1929 Captain William T Williams RFA appointed as Master

William T Williams

Captain William T Williams RFA

30 October 1929 at sea at 21.00N 62.48E Trimmer Lam Chuen discharged dead with a broken neck

23 December 1929 included in a published list of RFA's at Devonport together with RFA ELDEROL, ORANGELEAF (1), WAR NIZAM and LIMOL

18 January 1930 sailed Plymouth for Abadan

5 March 1930 berthed at Port Natal from Abadan

10 March 1930 berthed at Simonstown Dockyard, South Africa to discharge

14 March 1930 sailed from Simonstown Dockyard, South Africa

10 April 1930 berthed at Bombay from Simonstown, SOuth Africa

13 April 1930 sailed Bombay for Abadan

22 July 1930 at Bombay Oilman Mohamedallee Md Hoosein discharged dead

1 September 1930 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour from Abadan

22 September 1930 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour for Abadan

26 December 1930 passed Perim

20 January 1931 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour from Abadan

22 January 1931 Mr J S Harrison RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

27 January 1931 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

11 March 1931 at Portsmouth Harbour

13 April 1931 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour on the Gosport Oil Fuel Jetty

3 May 1931 Captain John B Hurst RFA appointed in command

John B Hurst

Captain John B Hurst RFA

5 May 1931 berthed in dock 12 at Portsmouth Harbour

22 May 1931 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

8 April 1932 Captain Alfred S Jones RFA appointed as Msster

19 June 1932 arrived at Plymouth

30 June 1932 Captain Eric Parker RFA appointed as Master

30 July 1932 sailed Plymouth

30 October 1932 - while on passage from the Persian Gulf to London ran aground on Long Sands, 11 miles off Margate. The Margate Lifeboat was launched but was not required. Managed to get free and continue inward up the Thames to Beckton under her own steam

16 August 1933 arrived at Sheerness from Singapore

18 April 1934 arrived at Malta towing RFA WAR BRAHMIN

14 May 1934 arrived at London from Constanza

17 September 1934 berthed at Port Victoria, Sheerness from Abadan

24 September 1934 Mr William C Elliott RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

10 October 1934 Captain Nathan Colbridge RFA appointed as Master

Captain Nathan Colbridge

Captain Nathan Colbridge RFA

30 August 1935 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

6 October 1935 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

12 December 1935 at Port Said Messroom Boy Han Hee Fong discharged dead with pulmonary tuberculosis

5 November 1936 sailed the Tyne for Sheerness

22 November 1936 sailed Malta for Port Said and Abadan

23 December 1936 a stowaway - Toni Camilleri from Hamrun, Malta - was discovered onboard after the ship had last sailed from Malta. On arrival at Port Said he was handed over to the Master of RFA War Sudra and returned to the island. He appeared before the Police Court, pleaded guilty, and was fined £5 by the Magistrate

2 March 1937 berthed at Gibraltar from Malta to discharge cargo

15 April 1937 berthed at Swansea from Trinidad

18 April 1937 sailed Swansea for Abadan

4 November 1937 arrived at Portsmouth Harbour

6 November 1937 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

8 December 1937 Captain John P Tugwood DSC RD RFA appointed as Master

 

Captain TUGWOOD JOHN PERCIVAL

Captain John P Tugwood DSC RD RFA

24 December 1937 berthed at Gibraltar 

2 January 1938 berthed at Malta from Gibraltar

5 January 1938 sailed Malta for Abadan

20 May 1938 at Colombo, Ceylon Captain John P Tugwood DSC RD RFA discharged dead - natural causes

18 June 1938 Captain Thomas G Bennett RFA (Lieutenant Commander RN (Rtd)) appointed as Master

17 October 1938 berthed at Malta from Port Said

8 December 1938 berthed in Portsmouth Harbour

14 December 1938 berthed at Swan Hunters, River Tyne from Portsmouth

26 December 1938 sailed Sheerness

4 January 1939 passed Gibraltar

7 February 1939 Captain John Gow RFA appointed as Master

 John Gow

Captain John Gow RFA

19 February 1939 at Gibraltar

28 February 1939 Seaman Lean Thoe discharged dead. He is buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Gosport

Thoe RFA War Hindoo

 

1 March 1939 sailed Gibraltar

21 April 1939 passed Gibraltar

8 May 1939 sailed from Middle Dock, River Tyne for Blyth

24 August 1939 Captain Percival Skone Rees RFA appointed as Master

August 1939 Mr Frederick W Howell RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

CEO Fred W Howell 2

Chief Engineer Officer Frederick W Howell RFA

1939 to 1945 harbour oiler at Milford Haven

20 June 1940 at Milford Haven - involved in a collision - no other details available at this time.

August 1940 Captain Thomas Banbury RFA appointed as Master

13 August 1940 Mr R Blacklock RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

8 June 1941 Carpenter Malcolm Macdonald discharged dead. He is buried in Dunskellor Cemetery, North Uist, Western Isles, Scotland.

M Macdonal RFA War Hindoo

 

5 October 1941 Mr T Perrett RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

20 November 1942 Captain Percivale Skone- Rees RFA appointed as Master

8 January 1943 Mr Percy E C Ogden RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

1 January 1944 Chief Engineer Officer Charles Albert Smith RFA was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) in the New Years Honours List of this day published in the London Gazette

4 January 1944 Mr F Campbell RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

18 February 1944 at Port Talbot

29 February 1944 at Devonport

28 March 1944 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

31 March 1944 sailed from Portsmouth Harbour

24 April 1944 at Milford Haven with USS Maumee (AO2) alongside refuelling - transfered 12,254 bbls of FFO to the US warship

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USS Maumee (AO2)

1 June 1944 at Milford Haven with USS Chimo (ACM1) alongside refuelling supplying 29,259 gallons of FFO (source US warships log)

4 June 1944 at Milford Haven with USS Somers and USS Davis alongside refuelling

21 June 1944 at Milford Haven with USS Fitch and USS Jouett alongside refuelling 

17 July 1944 at Milford Haven with USS Thompson and USS Harding moored alongside to refuel

2 September 1944 at Milford Haven with USS McCormick alongside refuelling - transfered 15,680 gallons of FFO to the US warship. Also refuelled USS Paul Jones at the same location

15 October 1944 at Milford Haven with USS Mills alongside refuelling

29 October 1944 at Milford Haven with USS Rinehart (DE196) alongside refuelling

USS Rinehart DE 196

USS Rinehart (DE196)

28 November 1944 Mr H R Davies RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

24 December 1944 at Milford Haven on No: 4 buoy with USS Clark (DD361) alongside refuelling

7 June 1945 at Port Talbot Dry Dock Company for repairs to fractured HP cylinder and preparation for foreign service - until mid August 1945

11 July 1945 Mr E M Phillips RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

18 July 1945 Captain Thomas C Robinson RFA (Lieut-Commander RN (Ret)) appointed as Master

26 September 1945 sailed Port Talbot, passing Gibraltar 2 October 1945 and arriving at Port Said 11 October 1945

29 October 1945 arrived Abadan sailing two days later to Colombo arriving 15 November 1945

1945 transferred to Singapore on Fleet Attendant duties there when the Base was reoccupied

17 November 1945 sailed Colombo to Singapore arriving 3 January 1946

7 January 1946 sailed Singapore to Bangkok arriving 12 January 1946

8 February 1946 sailed Bangkok to Singapore arriving 13 February 1946

27 February 1946 sailed Singapore to Batavia arriving about 1 March 1946

4 March 1946 sailed Batavia to Singapore arriving two days later

25 March 1946 sailed Singapore to Batavia arriving 29 March 1946

28 April 1946 sailed Batavia to SIngapore arriving two days later

11 May 1946 sailed Singapore arriving Batavia 15 May 1946

16 May 1946 sailed Batavia to Singapore arriving 18 May 1946

29 May 1946 sailed Singapore to Jesselton arriving 5 June 1946

13 June 1946 sailed Jesselton to Singapore arrving 19 June 1946

22 June 1946 sailed Singapore returning there on 14 July 1946

21 November 1946 sailed Singapore to Bombay arriving 4 December 1946 for repairs

9 February 1947 sailed Bombay to Abadan to load.

18 February 1947 sailed Abadan to Hong Kong arrive 17 March 1947

22 March 1947 sailed Hong Kongt to Kure, Japan arriving 29 March 1947

1 April 1947 sailed Kure, Japan to Yokohama arriving two days later

10 May 1947 Captain Herbert  A Shacklock RFA appointed as Master

Captain Herbert A Shacklock

Captain Herbert A Shacklock RFA

12 July 1947 sailed Yokohama to Kure arriving 15 July 1947

18 July 1947 sailed Kure to Yokohama arriving 21 July 1947

20 August 1947 2nd Engineer Officer Henry C Yeats RFA promoted to Chief Engineer Officer

Henry C Yates

Chief Engineer Officer Henry C Yeats RFA
photo taken in 1940

22 August 1947 sailed Yokohama to Sasebo then to Kure arriving 3 October 1947

From 3 October 1947 until 17 February 1948 stationed at Kure, Japan

 War Hindoo 1948 at Kure dry dock

RFA War Hindoo in dry dock at Kure, Japan - January 1948

17 February 1948 sailed Kure to Singapore arriving 27 February 1948

6 March 1948 sailed Singapore to Colombo arriving 12 March 1948

13 March 1948 sailed Colombo to Abadan to load arriving 22 March 1948

24 March 1948 sailed Abadan passing Aden on 3 April 1948 to Port Said arriving on 11 April 1948

11 April 1948 sailed Port Said passing Gibraltar on 19 April 1948 to Rosyth arriving 26 April 1948

26 April 1948 Mr Lionel W Pool RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

28 May 1948 Captain Cecil R Rosen OBE RFA appointed as Master

5 June 1948 sailed Rosyth to Trinidad arriving about 24 June 1948

July 1948 sailed Trinidad to the Clyde Anchorage arriving 13 July 1948

14 July 1948 sailed the Clyde Anchorage to Londonderry arriving 15 July 1948

17 July 1948 sailed Londonderry to Trinidad

4 August 1948 sailed Trinidad passing Dunnet Head on 22 August 1948 to Rosyth

30 August 1948 sailed Rosyth to Leith arriving the next day

1 September 1948 in refit at Leith until 14 September 1948

15 September 1948 sailed Leith, passing St Abb's Head the same day, passing Ushant on 18 September 1948, passing Gibraltar 22 September 1948 arriving Port Said on 29 September 1948

29 September 1948 sailed Port Said passing Suez on 2 October 1948 to Abadan arriving 15 October 1948

18 October 1948 sailed Abadan, passing Aden on 25 October 1948, to Port Said arriving on 31 October 1948

31 October 1948 sailed Port Said to Malta arriving 3 November 1948

9 November 1948 sailed Malta to Port Said arriving and sailing 13 November 1948, sailed Suez 14 November 1948 arriving Abadan 28 November 1948

30 November 1948 sailed Abadan arrived Suez 14 December 1948, transitted the Canal and arrived Port Said 15 December 1948

27 December 1948 said Port Said, transitted the Canal and saiiled Suez the same day, passing Aden on 2 January 1949 and arriving at Abadan on 10 January 1949

12 January 1949 sailed Abadan to Singapore

30 January 1949 sailed Singapore to Hong Kong arriving 7 February 1949

12 February 1949 sailed Hong Kong to Colombo arriving 24 February 1949

24 February 1949 sailed Colombo to Abadan arriving 6 March 1949

8 March 1949 sailed Abadan to Singapore arriving 26 March 1949

4 April 1949 arrived at Coloimbo from Singapore

13 April 1949 sailed Colombo to Abadan arriving 24 April 1949

29 April 1949 sailed Abadan, passing Aden on 7 May 1949 to Port Said arriving and sailing on 14 May 1949, passing Gibraltar 23 May 1949 and arriving at Devonport on 27 May 1949

7 June 1949 sailed Devonport to Immigham arriving two days later for repairs until 9 August 1949

31 July 1949 Mr R E Davies RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

10 August 1949 sailed Immingham passing Spurn Head and Killingholme to Gibraltar arriving 16 August 1949

18 August 1949 sailed Gibraltar to Port Said arriving 26 August 1949

27 August 1949 sailed Port Said passing Suez on 29 August 1949 to Abadan

13 September 1949 sailed Abadan 

17 September 1949 Captain Sidney P Sice RFA appointed as Master

22 September 1949 passed Aden and arrived Suez 27 September 1949, transitted the Canal and sailed Port Said the same day to Gibraltar arriving 7 October 1949

9 October 1949 sailed Gibraltar to Port Said arriving 17 October 1949 and transitted the Canal to Abadan arriving 10 November 1949

12 November 1949 sailed Abadan to Colombo arriving 23 November 1949

25 November 1949 sailed Colombo to Abadan arrving 5 December 1949

8 December 1949 sailed Abadan to Suez arriving 21 December 1949, transitting the Canal and arriving at Port Said the next day

5 January 1950 sailed Port Said, transitted the Canal and arrived at Abadan 22 January 1950

24 January 1950 sailed Abadan to Colombo arriving 4 February 1950

4 February 1950 at Colombo for boiler clean completed 15 February 1950 

15 February 1950 sailed Colombo to Abadan arriving 25 February 1950

27 February 1950 sailed Abadan to Suez arriving 14 March 1950 transitted Canal to arrive at Port Said 16 March 1950 and then sailed to Malta arriving 20 March 1950

3 April 1950 sailed Malta to Gibraltar 9 April 1950

21 April 1950 hired by Shell Oil from the Admiralty for oil storage at Gibraltar

1 June 1951 Captain Iden W J Hall RFA appointed as Master

 

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Captain Iden W J Hall RFA

 

5 June 1951 Mr A W Symons RFA appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

1 September 1951 sailed Gibraltar to Malta arriving 4 September 1951

4 September 1951 sailed Malta en route to Port Said and then to Trincomalee, Ceylon. arriving with engine defects.

20 October 1951 at Hong Kong - sailed to Singapore

5 December 1951 at Singapore with defects in main refrigerator - repaired - completed 9 December 1951

10 December 1951 sailed Singapore to Hong Kong arriving 21 December 1951

29 December 1951 sailed Hong Kong arriving Singapore Roads on 4 January 1952

12 January 1952 Second Officer Anthony John De Courcy Harrison RFA, aged 22 years, appeared before Singapore Second Police Court this day charged with causing grievous bodily hurt on the ship to a Able Seaman George Daw from HMS COMUS berthed outboard of her by shooting him and was remanded.

28 January 1952 sailed Singapore to Hong Kong arriving on 5 February 1952 

8 February 1952 sailed Hong Kong to Singapore arriving 14 February 1952

18 February 1952 Second Officer Harrison (see above) was fined $250 or 4 months imprisonment at Singapore Second Police Court when he was convicted of causing grievous bodily hurt to Seaman George Daw by shooting

19 February 1952 sailed Singapore to Hong Kong arriving 27 February 1952

16 April 1952 sailed Hong Kong to Singapore and then onwards to Trincomalee arriving 1 May 1952

10 May 1952 arrived back at Singapore

14 June 1952 sailed Singapore to Bombay arriving 27 June 1952

25 July 1952 sailed Bombay to Aden arriving 4 August 1952

4 August 1952 sailed Aden to Suez arriving 11 August 1952 and Port Said the next day

26 August 1952 at Immingham for repairs completed on 17 December 1952

19 December 1952 sailed Immingham for Killingholme then to Malta arriving on 30 December 1952 - laid up as a fuel hulk

War Hindoo at Malta

RFA War Hindoo at Malta

11 November 1957 replaced as a fuelling hulk at Malta by RFA WAVE PROTECTOR

22 April 1958 towed back to the U.K. by the British tug ENGLISHMAN

9 May 1958 arrived Blyth for breaking up by Hughes Bolckow Shipbreaking Co Ltd.

 

Notes:

 

1.  She was modernised immediately prior to WW2 and was fitted with Welin-Maclachlan davits.

 

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