For those who return to the site seeking to know which pages have been updated can be difficult. To help, as pages are updated, details will be logged below for the past two weeks and in date order. Minor updates or changes will not be logged. To quickly go to the page concerned please just click on the Hyperlink

 

Date

  Item Updated

   
22 Nov 2017   RFA Enforcer - movements each with a tow (1950) - added
22 Nov 2017   NAV Kinterbury - movement (1950) - added
22 Nov 2017   RFA Elmol - movements (1949) - added
22 Nov 2017   RFA Olna (2) - RAS with RN warship & one image (both 1955) - added
22 Nov 2017   RFA Aro before RFA service as Albertville - movements (1901 & 1903) - added
22 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Emperor - movement (1950) - added
22 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Laird - movement (1950) - added
22 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Protector - movement (1947) - added
22 Nov 2017   RFA Empire Salvage - movements (1950) - added
22 Nov 2017   RFA Eaglesdale - movements (1946 & 1947) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Regent - movements (1951 & 1955) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Knight (1) - berthing (1955) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Duke - movement (1953) & berthing (1955) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Commander - movements (1953) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Baron - movement (1955) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Tidespring (2) - one image (2017) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Tiderange - berthing (1955) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Nimble - press cutting (1910) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Dewdale (1) - berthing (1955) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Arndale - movement (1955) - added
21 Nov 2017   RFA Argus - movement (2017) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Surf Pioneer - berthing (1956) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Tidereach - movements (1956 & 1957) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Tiderange - one image (1956) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Tiderace (1) - movements (1956) & one image (1956) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Tide Austral - movements (1955 & 1957) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Knight (2) - movement (2017) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Conqueror - movement (1957) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Emperor - movement (1955) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Master - movement (1957) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Monarch - movements (1956 & 1957) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Ruler (1) - movement (1955) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Victor - movement (1955) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Retainer - one image (1956) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Bishopdale - movement (1955) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Arndale - movements (1955) & berthing (1956) - added
20 Nov 2017   RFA Abbeydale - movement (1955) - added
19 Nov 2017   "RFA" Thornol before Admiralty ownership as Liselotte Essberger - movements (1935 & 1939) & press cutting (1936) - added
19 Nov 2017   RFA British Beacon - movement (1931) - added
19 Nov 2017   RFA War Nawab - movement (1931) - added
19 Nov 2017   RFA War Nizam - movement (1931) - added
19 Nov 2017   RFA War Sudra - movement (1931) - added
19 Nov 2017   RFA War Sirdar - movement (1932) - added
19 Nov 2017   "RFA" Edgehill as Williamette Valley - movement (1933) - added
19 Nov 2017   "RFA" Cyprus as Cape Sable - movement (1937) - added
19 Nov 2017   RFA Cedardale - movement (1950) - added
19 Nov 2017   RFA Tidesurge (2) - accepted off contract & Commanding Officer appointed (both 2017) - added
19 Nov 2017   RFA Cardigan Bay - movement (2017) - added
19 Nov 2017   "RFA" British Lady before Admiralty ownership - movement (1931) - added
18 Nov 2017   RFA Fort Langley before RFA service - movement (1950) - added
18 Nov 2017   RFA Echodale - movements (1950) - added
18 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Governor - movement (1950) - added
18 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Duke - berthing (1956) - added
18 Nov 2017   RFA Wave King - berthing (1956) - added
18 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Ruler (1) - berthing (1956) - added
18 Nov 2017   RFA Tidereach - berthing (1956) - added
18 Nov 2017   RFA War Pindari after RFA service as Deepdale H - movement (1951) - added
18 Nov 2017   RFA Dewdale (1) - berthing (1951) - added
18 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Emperor - berthing (1951) - added
17 Nov 2017   Last Post - Assistant Cook C A Turnbull (1994) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Prosperous - movements (1950, 1951 & 1956), Court proceedings (1950) & two press cuttings (1950 & 1954) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Prince - movement (1953) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Monarch - berthed (1956) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Knight (1) - movement (1951) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Wave King - movement (1953) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Commander - movement (1953) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Easedale - movements (1951 & 1953) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Argus - movement (2017) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Lyme Bay - movements (2017) & Commanding Officer & Chief Engineer Officer appointed (2017) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Largs Bay after RFA service as HMAS Choules - movements (2017) - added
17 Nov 2017   RFA Tidesurge (2) - one image (2017) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Tidespring (2) - two images (2017) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Tidereach - berthing (1957) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Dewdale (1) - movement (1956) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Rippledyke before RFA manning - movement (1955) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Resurgent - berthing (1957) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Sovereign - movement (1956) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Regent - movement (1956) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Premier - movement (1956) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Knight (1) - movement (1957) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Emperor - berthing (1957) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Chief - movement (1955) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Fort Beauharnois - movement (1955) - added
16 Nov 2017   RFA Easedale - movements (1955, 1956  & 1957) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Tiderange - berthing (1957) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Olna (2) - berthing (1955) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Surf Patrol - movement (1955) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Rippledyke before RFA manning - movement (1957) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Sovereign - movement & discharge & engage new crew (all 1955) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Ruler (1) - berthing (1957) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Monarch - movement (1957) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Governor - movement (1957) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Baron - movement (1955) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Knight (2) - movement (2017) - added
15 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Master - movement (1954) - added
14 Nov 2017   RFA Plumleaf (1) movements (1931) - added
14 Nov 2017   RFA Tidespring (2) - RASed with RFA &  movement (both 2017) - added
14 Nov 2017   RFA Dewdale (1) - movements (1948) - added
14 Nov 2017   RFA Olna (2) - berthing (1948 & 1949) - added
14 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Commander - movement (1949) - added
14 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Ruler (1) - berthing (1947) - added
14 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Knight (1) - berthing (1947) - added
14 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Knight (2) - RASed with RFA (2017) - added
14 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Protector - movements (1947 & 1949) - added
14 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Duke - movements (1947 & 1949) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Baron - press cutting (1962) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Fort Victoria - Chief Engineer Officer appointed (2017) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Tiderange - in refit (1957) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Tidereach - berthing (1957) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Black Ranger - berthing (1957) - added
13 Nov 2017   "RFA" Cyprus as Cape Sable - movements (1951, 1952 & 1955) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Abbeydale - in refit (1957) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Olna (2) - movement (1951) & in refit (1957) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Chief - in refit (1957) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Emperor - movement (1951) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Knight (1) - movement (1952) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Dingledale - in refit (1952) - added
13 Nov 2017   RFA Eaglesdale - movement (1951) - added
12 Nov 2017   Requisitioned Auxiliary The Viceroy - pink list (1916) - added
12 Nov 2017   Requisitioned Auxiliary Terek after name change to British Duke - press cutting (1928) - added
12 Nov 2017   Requisitioned Auxiliary San Tiburcio - one image (1940) - added
12 Nov 2017   Requisitioned Auxiliary San Valerio - movements (1939 & 1945) - added
12 Nov 2017   Requisitioned Auxiliary San Zotico - movements (1938 & 1939) - added
12 Nov 2017   "RFA" Scottish American  before Admiralty ownership - movement (1938) - added
12 Nov 2017   "RFA" British Lady  just before Admiralty ownership - movement (1938) - added
12 Nov 2017   "RFA Cyprus" as HMS Cape Sable - 6 images & movements (1941) - added
12 Nov 2017   RFA War Nizam - movment (1938) - added
11 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Knight (2) - movement & Chief Engineer Officer appointed (each 2017) - added
11 Nov 2017   "RFA" Scottish American  before Admiralty ownership - movement, collision & press cutting (each 1922) - added
11 Nov 2017   RFA War Sirdar - movements (1921 & 1922) - added
11 Nov 2017   RFA War Sepoy - movement (1922) - added
11 Nov 2017   RFA War Krishna - movements (1922 & 1923) - added
11 Nov 2017   RFA British Star - movement (1922) - added
11 Nov 2017   Last Post - Steward C R F Levett (1980) - added
11 Nov 2017   Last Post - Sub-Lieutenant A D Blair RNR (1955) - added
10 Nov 2017   RFA Argus - Chief Engineer Officer appointed (2017) - added
10 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Knight (2) - movement (2017) - added
10 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Prince before RFA service as Empire Herald - one image (1945) - added
10 Nov 2017   RFA War Sudra - movement (1923) - added
10 Nov 2017   RFA War Nawab - movement (1923) - added
10 Nov 2017   RFA British Light - movement (1923) - added
10 Nov 2017   RFA British Lantern - movements (1923) - added
10 Nov 2017   "RFA" British Lady before Admiralty ownership - movements (1923) - added
10 Nov 2017   RFA Burma - movements (1914) - added
10 Nov 2017   RFA Fort Rosalie (2) - Royal Marine J Holloway discharged dead (2017) - added
9 Nov 2017   RFA Serbol - badly contaminated FFO (1943) - added
9 Nov 2017   RFA Olna (2) before RFA service as HMS Olna - refuel RN warship (1945) & movement (1945)
9 Nov 2017   RFA Petrobus - movement (1926) - added
9 Nov 2017   RFA Easedale in refit (1946) & movements (1949) - added
9 Nov 2017   RFA Arndale - in refit (1946) & movement (1947) - added
9 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Protector before RFA service as Empire Protector - movement (1945) - added
9 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Prince before RFA service as Empire Herald - movement (1945) - added
9 Nov 2017   RFA Wave Victor before RFA service as Empire Bounty - movemnents (1945 & 1946) - added
8 Nov 2017   RFA Prestol - one image (1944) - added
8 Nov 2017   RFA Empire Salvage - details of prize crew (1941) - added
8 Nov 2017   "RFA" Northmark when German auxiliary - refuelled German & Italian submarines (1940 & 1941) - added
8 Nov 2017   RFA Arndale - movements (1939) - added
8 Nov 2017   RFA Delphinula - movements (1921 & 1924) - added
8 Nov 2017   RFA Beechleaf after RFA service - movement (1921) - added
8 Nov 2017   RFA Bacchus (1) - one image (1917) & press report (1920) - added

                                                                                                          

 

Requisitioned Auxiliaries of World War 1

 

Regular visitors to the site will have noticed that not only do the RFA Historical Society research and publish vast amounts of material concerning the ships and the people of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in order to preserve the facts for posterity but also that there are regular updates to the Requisitioned Ships’ Section.

On the outbreak of WW1 thousands of commercial ships were requisitioned for tasks which were sometimes extraordinarily different to the tasks these same ships had performed in peacetime.

Very large numbers of ship were needed to not only transport vital supplies of food, coal, oil, ammunition and other goods but also to serve in other roles to protect, interrogate or investigate ships which may or may not have been what they appeared to be. Thus something in the region of 3,000 ships were requisitioned for service as Collier Transports alone, nearly 300 ships as Oiler Transports, then many others to serve in such diverse roles as Store Carriers, Armed Merchant Cruisers, Armed Boarding Steamers, Auxiliary Minesweepers and other lesser but still important roles, which resulted in thousands of tons of shipping being lost but more tragically, thousands of lives of Merchant Seafarers too. 

WAR Time Bishipdale

 RFA Bishopdale during World War 2

On 14 December 1944 RFA Bishopdale was at anchor in San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines when at about 12.50pm, with the Air Raid Signal showing ‘All Clear’, she was awaiting a US naval cruiser to make fast to her port side prior to being refueled. An enemy VAL dive bomber flew from out of the sun and with engines cut out approached the Cruiser’s port quarter. Finding itself too low it opened up to full throttle and came into attack.

During the Korean War, two RFA Wave “boats” took turns to replenish the UNITED NATIONS task force in the Yellow Sea on the west coast of Korea; one on duty and the other on stand-by in Sasebo or Kure, Japan. In 1952/3, the Wave Chief was one of them. (The US navy supply ships looked after the east coast.) This is the story of one of four teenage deck apprentices aboard WAVE CHIEF, an 18 year-old serving his second year at sea.


Captain Curtain

It was an exciting and educational time for us. En route to Sasebo, we enjoyed transiting the Panama Canal with a brief stopover at Pearl Harbour before proceeding to our home base - Sasebo, Japan. Captain Albert Edward Curtain, pictured at left, hailed from South African. He was a wonderful commander, affectionately known as “Jan.” Many afternoons we apprentices were ordered to the empty dining saloon to work on our compulsory correspondence courses. Jan sat at the front ready to help. But, I digress...

 

Orangleaf 3 Keil CanalCopyright acknowledged

 

RFA Orangeleaf (3) was bareboat chartered by the MOD(N) and formally named Orangeleaf on 2 May 1984 by Mr A  Kemp, DST (SF).

She entered the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service in operational service on 2 May 1986

RFA’s on Russian Convoys

 

In 1947 the Admiralty’s Naval Stores Department commenced to issue quarterly, the Department’s “Naval Stores Journal”. Members of the Departmental staff were encouraged to submit stories about their work and in 1948 Chief Officer Leslie Rowling DSC RFA wrote about the three RFA’s which had sailed on the Arctic Convoys PQ18 and QP14 in September 1942 – RFA Black Ranger, RFA Gray Ranger and RFA Oligarch. Although not part of the originally published article photographs have been added below to illustrate the story together with a list of the Merchant ships which sailed in Convoy PQ18).

 

Black Ranger 1942 at Scapa Flow

RFA Black Ranger at Scapa Flow in 1942

Can anyone identify either or both of the two RFA ships shown on the image below please?

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If you can offer a reasoned suggestion as to the identity of one or both would you please contact Chris White via the link in the centre box at the foot of this page with your idea(s).

RFA Darkdale, a 1st Dale Class freighting tanker had been anchored off Jamestown, St. Helena since 4 August 1941 refuelling Royal Navy warships alongside her when on 22 October 1941 she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U68 with the loss of 41 lives.

Darkdale


The ships Master – Captain Thomas H Card RFA - was subsequently interviewed and gave the following evidence: -

1. “We were at anchor off St Helena and the ship was lying about 1,200 feet from the shore. We had been anchored here since 4 August, being used as a supply ship.

For those who return to the site seeking to know which pages have been updated can be difficult. To help, as pages are updated, details will be logged below for the past two weeks and in date order. Minor updates or changes will not be logged. To quickly go to the page concerned please click on the Hyperlink.

 

Date Item Updated
29 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - San Cirilo - Awards published in the London Gazette (1943) added

29 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - San Cipriano - Awards published in the London Gazette (1943, 1944 & 1945) added

29 May 2013

 RFA Serbol - RAN warship alongside for engine repairs (1945) added

29 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - San Ambrosio - refuelling RAN warship alongside (1945) and Awards published in the London Gazette (1943 & 1946) added

29 May 2013

 RFA/RAFA Kurumba - movement & refuelling RAN warship alongside (1942) added

29 May 2013

 RFA Wave Emperor - refuelling RAN warship alongside (1945) added 

29 May 2013

 RFA Wave Governor - refuelling RAN warship alongside (1945) added

29 May 2013

 RFA Bacchus (2) - RAN warship alongside for fresh water (1945) added

29 May 2013

 RFA Rapidolrefuelling RAN warship alongside (1945) added

29 May 2013

 RFA Arndale - refuelling RAN warship alongside (1944) added

29 May 2013

 RFA Bishopdale - refuelling RAN warships alongside (1943, 1944 & 1945) added

29 May 2013

 RFA Cedardale - refuelling RAN warships alongside (1945) added

28 May 2013

 RFA's on Canvas - RFA Diligence added

28 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - San Adolfo - Awards published in the London Gazette (1941, 1943 & 1946) added

28 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Rapana - Award published in the London Gazette (1942) added

28 May 2013

 RFA Silverol - after RFA Service - AB J M Ryan discharged dead (1950) added

28 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Arca - historical data (1917 & 1918) added

28 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Genius - refuelling RAN warship alongside (1943) added

28 May 2013

 RFA Olcades - refuelling RAN warship alongside (1944) added

28 May 2013

 RFA Easedale - refuelling RAN warship alongside (1943 & 1944) added

28 May 2013 

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Maja - Award published in the London Gazette and other ungazetted awards (1945) added

28 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Lucellum - Awards published in the London Gazette (1942, 1943 & 1944) added

28 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Longwood - Awards published in the London Gazette (1944 & 1945) added

27 May 2013

 RFA Sir Galahad (2) - image (1991) added

27 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Invershannon - Awards published in the London Gazette (1941) added

27 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Inverlee - Award published in the London Gazette (1942) added

27 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Frontenac - various awards to Captain and crew (1943) not published in London Gazette added

27 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Ferncourt - Captain awarded Commendation (1941) not published in London Gazette added

27 May 2013

 RFA Tide Austral - as HMAS Supply - movements & RAN warships RAS'ed (1962 & 1963) added

27 May 2013

 RFA Eddyrock - Refuel RAN warship alongside (1962) added

26 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Cordelia - card created

26 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Clifford - card created

26 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Felspar - Award published in the London Gazette (1943) added

26 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Davila - Awards published in the London Gazette (1942 & 1946) added

26 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Duffield - Award published in the London Gazette (1941) added

26 May 2013

 RFA Gold Rover - movement (2013) added

26 May 2013

 RFA Fort Victoria - movement (2013) added

26 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Chesapeake - Awards published in the London Gazette (1941, 1942 & 1946) added

26 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Changte - Awards published in the London Gazette (1944 & 1946) added

26 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Workman - Award published in the London Gazette (1941) added

26 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Viscount (2) - Awards published in the London Gazette (1941 & 1942) added

26 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Valour - Award published in the London Gazette (1943) added

26 May 2013

 Requisition Auxiliary - British Promise Awards published in the London Gazette (1943) added

26 May 2013

 Requisition Auxiliary - British Governor - Awards published in the London Gazette (1940, 1943, 1944 & 1946) added 

26 May 2013

 RFA Resurgent - in Naval Exercise with RN & RAN warships (1962) added

26 May 2013

 RFA Fort Charlotte - RAS'ed with RAN warship (1962) added

26 May 2013

 RFA Tidesurge (1) - RAS'ed with RAN warship (1962) added

26 May 2013

 RFA Wave Master RAS'ed RN, RAN and RNZN warships (1962) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Lambridge - after service as HMS Botlea - award published in the London Gazette (1943) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Salveda - awards published in the London Gazette (1945) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Scottish Americanawards published in the London Gazette (1940 & 1945) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Sea Salvor - award published in the London Gazette (1945) added

25 May 2013

 RFA British Lady - awards published in the London Gazette (1942, 1943, 1944 & 1945) added

25 May 2013

 RFA BEM Holders - Leading Salvage Hand W Webb (1942) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Dapper - awards published in the London Gazette and elsewhere (1940 & 1942) added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Genius - Award published in the London Gazette (1945) added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Freedom - Awards published in the London Gazette (1943, 1944 & 1945) added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Confidence - Awards published in the London Gazette (1945) added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Colony - Awards published in the London Gazette (1943) and elsewhere added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Chivalry - Awards published in the London Gazette (1945) added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Chancellor - Award published in the London Gazette (1946) added 

25 May 2013

 RFA Looe - as HMS Beauly and afterwards - Awards published in the London Gazette (1942, 1943 & 1946) added 

25 May 2013

 Requisition Auxiliary - Beaconstreet - Awards published in the London Gazette (1942, 1943, 1944 & 1946) added 

25 May 2013

 Requisition Auxiliary - Auris - Awards published in the London Gazette (1941) added 

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Athelviscount - Awards published in the London Gazette (1942 & 1943) added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Atheltemplar - Awards published in the London Gazette (1941, 1943 & 1946) added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Athelstane - Awards published in the London Gazette (1942) added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Athelregent - Awards published in the London Gazette (1945) added

25 May 2013

 Requisition Auxiliary - Athelprincess - Awards published in the London Gazette (1942, 1943 & 1944) added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Athelprince - Awards published in the London Gazette (1940 & 1944) added

25 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Athelmonarch - Awards published in the London Gazette (1941, 1943 & 1944) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Attendant - Award published in the London Gazette (1943) added

25 May 2013

 RFA War Hindoo - image (1939) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Brambleleaf (1) - image (1937) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Easedale - image (1944) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Prestol - image (1941) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Wave Premier - movements, RASed RN and RAN warships (1952) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Bishopdale refuelled various RAN warships alongside (1943 to 1945) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Olna (2) - as HMS Olna - refuelled RAN warship alongside (1945) added

25 May 2013

 RFA Wave Emperorrefuelled RAN warship alongside (1945) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Tidesurge (1)RAS with RAN warships (1964 & 1965) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Reliant (2) RAS'ed stores to RAN warship (1964) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Wave SovereignRAS with RAN warships (1964 & 1965) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Tidereach RAS'ed twice with RAN warship (1965) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Tidepool RAS with RAN warship (1965) & with RN warship (1975) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Tidespring (1) - movements & RAS with RAN warship (all 1964) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Tideflow - movements & RAS with RAN warship (1964) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Eddyrock - refuelled RAN warship alongside (1965) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Fort Charlotte - various updates (1964 & 1965) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Tide Austral - as HMAS Supply - RASed with RAN warship (1963, 1965 & 1970) added

24 May 2013

 RFA Fort Langley - RASed with RAN warship (1964 & 1965) added

23 May 2013

 RFA Gold RangerRAS with RAN warships (1965) added

23 May 2013

 RFA Gold Rover - movement (2013) added

23 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - British Genius - alongside RAN warship refuelling her (1941) added

23 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Norden - card created

23 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Noreg - card created

23 May 2013

 RFA Dewdale (2) - movement details from Force 4 (1974) & one image added

23 May 2013

 RFA Orangeleaf (2) - movement details from Force 4 (1974) & one image added 

23 May 2013

 RFA Derwentdale (2) - movement details from Force 4 (1972 & 1973) and one image added

23 May 2013

 Last Post - Captain H J C Wheatley (1986) added

22 May 2013

 RFA's on Canvas - 2 paintings added 

22 May 2013

 RFA Gray Ranger - historical data (1942) added

22 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Norsk Tank - card created

22 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Norman Bridge - card created

22 May 2013

 RFA Cherryleaf (1)refuel RN warship alongside (1919) added

22 May 2013

 RFA Sir Galahad (2) - after RFA service - movements (2013) & 2 images added

22 May 2013

 RFA Sir Galahad (1) - before RFA service - movements (1968 - 1970) added

21 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Narragansett - card created

21 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Norvinn - card created

21 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - Nugget - card created

21 May 2013

 RFA Eaglesdale - RASed RN warship (1944) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Green Rangerrefuel RN warship alongside (1944) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Plumleaf (1) - refuel RN warship alongside (1933) added

21 May 2013

 RFA War Diwanrefuel RN warship alongside (1941) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Elmol - refuel RN warship alongside (1941) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Brown Ranger - refuel & rewater RAN warship (1952) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Fort Constantine - restore RAN warships (1952) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Fort Charlotte - restore RAN warship (1953) added

21 May 2013

 RFA War Afridi - refuel RAN warship (1952 & 1953) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Wave Chief - refuel RAN warship (1952) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Wave Sovereign - refuel & RAS RAN warship (1952) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Wave Knight (1) - refuel RN & RAN warships (1953) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Wave Prince - refuel RAN warship (1953) added

21 May 2013

 RFA Boxol - refuel two RAN warships (1940) added

20 May 2013

 RFA Tidereach - RAS with RAN warship (1977) added

20 May 2013

 RFA Pearleaf (2) - RAS's with RAN warships (1977) added

20 May 2013

 RFA Gold Ranger - RAS with RAN warships (1964 & 1966) added

20 May 2013

 RFA Tidepool - RAS with RAN warship (1966) added

20 May 2013

 RFA TidespringExercise with RFA, RN & RAN units (1966) & RAS with RAN warships (1977) added

20 May 2013

 RFA Tideflow - practice RAS with RAN warships (1966) added

20 May 2013

 RFA DingledaleRAN warship alongside to refuel (1945 ) added

20 May 2013 

 RFA Olynthus - Exercise with RN & RAN units (1966) added

20 May 2013

 RFA/RAFA Kurumba - movements (1944) & RAN warships alongside to refuel (1942 & 1944) added

20 May 2013

 RFA Wave King - movements (1945) added

19 May 2013

 RFA EddyrockRAN warship alongside to refuel (1966) added

19 May 2013

 RFA TidepoolRASed with a RAN warship (1977) added

19 May 2013

 RFA Olwen (2)RASed with RAN and RNZN warships (1977) added

19 May 2013

 RFA Tidereach - RASed with RN, RAN and RNZN warships (1977) added

19 May 2013

 RFA Wave Sovereign - RAN warship alongside to refuel (1946) added

19 May 2013

 RFA War Afridi - RAN warship alongside to refuel (1947) added

19 May 2013

 RFA War Sudra - RAN warship alongside to refuel (1947) added

19 May 2013

 RFA Ford Constantine - before RFA service - RAN warship alongside to replenish stores (1946) added

19 May 2013

 RFA Fort Sandusky - before RFA service - in Naval Exercises (1947) added

19 May 2013

 RFA Fort Beauharnois - before RFA service - in Naval Exercises (1947) added

18 May 2013

 RFA Orangeleaf (1) RAN warship alongside being refuelled (1945) added

18 May 2013

 RFA Fort Charlotte - before RFA service - with RAN warship alongside collecting stores (1945) added

18 May 2013

 RFA BroomdaleRAN warship alongside being refuelled (1945) added

18 May 2013

 RFA Fort Sandusky - before RFA service - with RAN warship alongside collecting stores (1946) added

18 May 2013

 RFA War Bharata - several RN & RAN warships alonside being refuelled (1947) added

18 May 2013

 RFA Olcades RAN warship alongside being refuelled (1941) added

18 May 2013

 RFA Pearleaf (1)RN & RAN warships alongside being refuelled (1940 & 1941) added

18 May 2013

 RFA Wave Governor - movement (1953) added

18 May 2013

 RFA Bachus (2) - movement (1953) added

17 May 2013

 RFA Brown RangerRAN & USS warships RASed (1951) added

17 May 2013

 RFA Tide Austral - as HMAS Supply - movements (1966) and 1 RAN warship RASed (1967) added

17 May 2013

 RFA Appleleaf (1) - RAN warships alongside being refuelled (1939 & 1941) added 

17 May 2013

 RFA Rowanol - movement (1953) added

17 May 2013

 RFA Airsprite - receiving AVGAS from RN Aircraft carrier (1953) added

17 May 2013

 RFA War Methar - 1 image (1934) added

17 May 2013

 RFA War Bharata - 1 image (1942) added

17 May 2013

 RFA Olwen - 1 image (1943) added

17 May 2013

 RFA Derwentdale (1) - movements, historical data, 1 image and 3 crew members appeared in Court (1941 & 1942) added

17 May 2013

 RFA Gray Ranger - movements & collision (1941) added

16 May 2013

 RFA Salvestor - movements (1945) added

16 May 2013

 Requisitioned Auxiliary - San Ambrosio - movements (1945) added

16 May 2013

 RFA Bacchus (2) - movements (1945) added

16 May 2013

 RFA Fort Dunvegan - movements (1945) added

16 May 1945

 RFA Fort Rosalie (1) - movements (1945) added

16 May 2013

 RFA Wave King - sailors rescued from ship grounded in typhoon (1945) added

16 May 2013

 RFA Aquarius - 1 image (1906) added

16 May 2013

 RFA Antoine - historical details (1940) added

16 May 2013

 RFA War Brahmin - 1 image (1931) added

16 May 2013

 RFA Kharki - 1 image (1928) added

16 May 2013

 RFA Boardale - 1 image (1937) added

 

 

 

 

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