RFA Pennant No.

 

RFA  FLAG SUPERIOR W and X PENNANT NUMBERS

 

The Flag Superior W and X were allocated to miscellaneous vessels, including Fleet Auxiliaries, from circa 1918 until they were replaced with the 1947 system with Flag Superiors A, L and K.    Some ships had their pennant numbers changed 2 or 3 times during their careers.

 

FLAG SUPERIOR W PENNANT NUMBERS

 

Ship   Pennent No

Prince Salvor

 

W 05

Uplifter

 

W 06

Samsonia

 

W 23

Jaunty

 

W 30

Salvage Duke

 

W 34

Mariner

 

W 35

Allegiance

 

W 50

Reindeer

 

W 70

Bustler

 

W 72

Cautious

 

W 73

Hughli

 

W 82

Prosperous

 

W 96

Cyclone / Growler (2)

 

W 105

Saucy

 

W 131

Antic

 

W 141

Earner

 

W 143

Empire Fred

 

W 157

Reward

 

W 164

Envoy

 

W 165

Turmoil (2)

 

W 169

Warden

 

W 170

Capable

 

W 171

Careful

 

W 172

Salvestor

 

W 176

Enforcer

 

W 177

Encore

 

W 179

Salvictor

 

W 190

King Salvor

 

W 191

 

 

FLAG SUPERIOR X PENNANT NUMBERS

 

Ship

Pennant  No

Ship Pennant No Ship

Pennant     No

Oakol (2)

X 00

 

Anchorite

X 35

 

Ennerdale (1)

X 73

Appleleaf (1)

X 01

 

Kimmerol

X 35

 

Trefoil

X 73

Anchorite

X 01

 

Cairndale

X 36

 

Turmoil (1)

X 74

Blackstone

X 01

 

Kurumba

X 36

 

Moiler

X 75

Mixol

X 02

 

Thrush

X 36

 

Viscol

X 75

Prunella

X 02

 

Melita

X 37

 

Freshpond

X 76

Bacchus(1)

X 03

 

Limol

X 38

 

Nimble

X 76

Bacchus (2)

X 03

 

Volunteer

X 38

 

Racer

X 76

Barkol

X 04

 

Edgehill

X 39

 

Vitol

X 76

Crennela

X 04

 

Limpet

X 39

 

Petrobus

X 77

Robert Dundas

X 04

 

Melita

X 40

 

Volens

X 77

Battersol

X 05

 

Orangeleaf (1)

X 40

 

Winkle

X 77

C 625

X 05

 

Messenger

X 41

 

Petrella

X 78

Denbydale

X 05

 

Robert Middleton

X 41

 

Waterwitch

X 78

Perthshire

X 05

 

Buffalo

X 42

 

C 8

X 79

Belgol

X 06

 

Green Ranger

X 42

 

Petronel

X 79

Ruthenia

X 06

 

Lobster

X 42

 

Wave

X 79

Servitor

X 06

 

Messenger

X 42

 

Cedardale

X 80

Birchol (1)

X 07

 

Mixol

X 43

 

Dredgol

X 80

Birchol (2)

X 07

 

Philol

X 43

 

Red Dragon

X 81

Ferol

X 07

 

Cyprus

X 44

 

War Nizam

X 81

Blackol

X 08

 

Dingledale

X 44

 

War Nawab

X 82

Brambleleaf (1)

X 08

 

Mollusc

X 44

 

Wave King

X 82

Olwen (1)

X 09

 

Montenol

X 45

 

Industry (2)

X 83

Reliance

X 09

 

Thermol

X 45

 

War Sspoy

X 83

Boxol

X 10

 

Distol

X 46

 

War Pathan

X 84

Celerol

X 10

 

Oakol (1)

X 46

 

Chatsgrove

X 85

Holdfast

X 10

 

Oleander (2)

X 46

 

War Diwan

X 86

Petroleum

X 10

 

Freshtarn

X 47

 

War Hindoo

X 87

Buffalo

X 11

 

Kimmerol

X 47

 

War Krishna

X 88

Olythus (1)

X 11

 

Olna (1)

X 47

 

War Bharata

X 89

Trefoil

X 11

 

Palmol

X 47

 

War Afridi

X 90

Oligarch (2)

X 12

 

Black Ranger

X 48

 

War Brahmin

X 91

Turmoil (1)

X 12

 

Cherryleaf (1)

X 48

 

Spa

X 92

Burma

X 14

 

Perthshire

X 48

 

War Mehtar

X 93

Derwentdale (1)

X 14

 

Petrella

X 49

 

War Pindari

X 94

Attendant

X 15

 

Scotol

X 49

 

War Sudra

X 95

Carol

X 15

 

Brambleleaf (1)

X 50

 

Brutus

X 96

Lambridge

X 15

 

Petrobus

X 50

 

C 112

X 98

Carol

X 16

 

Dewdale (1)

X 51

 

Freshpool

X 99

Celerol

X 16

 

Petroleum

X 51

 

Toiler

X 100

Cherryleaf (1)

X 17

 

Petronel

X 52

 

Wave Emperor

X 100

Steadfast

X 17

 

Philol

X 53

 

C 633

X 101

Creosol

X 18

 

Plumleaf (1)

X 54

 

Freshet

X 102

Limpet

X 18

 

Kurumba

X 55

 

Wave Governor

X 103

Olcades

X 18

 

Prestol

X 55

 

Eaglesdale

X 104

Dapper

X 19

 

Greenol

X 56

 

Easedale

X 105

Spabeck

X 19

 

Pearleaf (1)

X 56

 

Belgol

 X 106

Distol

X 20

 

Blue Ranger

X 57

 

Dinsdale

X 106

Fidget

X 20

 

Pearleaf (1)

X 57

 

Freshbrook

X 107

Elderol

X 21

 

Racer

X 57

 

Wave Monarch

X 108

Bacchus (1)

X 22

 

Fortol

X 58

 

Freshener

X 109

Ebonol (1)

X 22

 

Rapidol

X 58

 

Wave Regent

X 110

Elmol

X 23

 

Nasprite

X 59

 

Wave Sovereign

X 111

Larchol

X 23

 

Rapidol

X 59

 

Ingeborg

X 112

Ferol

X 24

 

Reliance

X 59

 

C 614

X 113

Industry (1)

X 24

 

Freshburn

X 60

 

Freshspray

X 113

Fidget

X 25

 

Prestol

X 60

 

Airsprite

X 115

Reliant (1)

X 25

 

Ruthenia

X 60

 

Olna (2)

X 116

Fortol

X 26

 

Scotol

X 61

 

Freshmere

X 117

Orangeleaf (1)

X 26

 

Serbol

X 62

 

Wave Chief

X 119

Santa  Margherita

X 26

 

VitolI

X 62

 

Freshlake

X 120

Francol

X 27

 

Freshford

X 63

 

Freshwell

X 121

Waterwitch

X 27

 

Looe

X 63

 

Spaburn

X 122

Growler (1)

X 28

 

Plumleaf (1)

X 63

 

Spalake

X 123

Maunder

X 28

 

Servitor

X 63

 

Spapool

X 124

Mercedes

X 28

 

Kurumba

X 63

 

C 641

X 125

Purfol

X 28

 

Silverol

X 64

 

C 642

X 126

Hickorol

X 29

 

Slavol

X 64

 

Spabrook

X 127

Isla

X 29

 

Wave Premier

X 65

 

Danmark

X 128

Dapper

X 30

 

Bishopdale

X 66

 

Wave Laird

X 129

Gold Ranger

X 30

 

Montenol

X 66

 

Wave Victor

X 130

Holdfast

X 30

 

Boardale

X 67

 

Wave Conqueror

X 131

Industry (1)

X 31

 

Francol

X 67

 

Wave Commander

X 132

John Evelyn

X 31

 

Sprucol

X 67

 

Wave Master

X 133

Kharki

X 31

 

Broomdale

X 68

 

Wave Pprince

X 134

Abbeydale

X 32

 

Serbol

X 68

 

Wave Ruler (1)

X 135

Appleleaf (1)

X 32

 

Standfast

X 68

 

Wave Protector

X 136

Creosol

X 32

 

Brown Ranger

X 69

 

Wave Baron

X 137

Arndale

X 33

 

Echodale

X 70

 

Wave Duke

X 138

Isla

X 33

 

Teakol (1)

X 70

 

Wave Knight (1)

X 139

Aldersdale

X 34

 

Crenella

X 71

 

Wave Liberator

X 140

Kharki

X 34

 

Thermol

X 71

 

Teakol (2)

X 294

Mollusc

X 34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennant Numbers of RFA ships in the British Pacfic Fleet in World War 2

 

The British Pacific Fleet came into being on 22 November 1944

 

The following pennant numbers were issued to ships which were, at the time, RFA manned or later became RFA manned

 

Ship

Pennant No

Ship

Pennant No

 

 

 

 

Bishopdale

A772

Wave Governor

B524

Empire Clyde

B394

Wave King

B525

King Salvor

B441

Wave Monarch

B526

Salvestor

B442

Echodale

B530

Salvictor

B443

Fort Langley

B532

Arndale

B507

Bacchus (2)

B556

Broomdale

B508

Fort Rosalie

B559

Brown Ranger

B509

Fort Sandusky

B560

Cedardale

B510

Fort Constantine

B578

Dingledale

B511

Fort Dunvegan

B579

Eaglesdale

B512

Fort Beauharnois

B586

Green Ranger

B515

Fort Charlotte

B587

Olna (2)

B516

Fort Duquesne

B588

Rapidol

B517

Envoy (Tug)

B742

Serbol

B521

Growler (2) (Tug)

B743

Wave Regent

B522

Reward (Tug)

B745

Wave Emperor

B523

Samsonia (Tug)

B746

 

RFA Pennant Numbers since 1947

 

Pennant, or Pendant numbers were introduced to help to abbreviate signaling and to help make signals more secure. They also served to clear up confusion between ships with similar names and as an aid in identifying ships particularly visually.

 

Some of the information on this list was gleaned from an old copy of BR 619 the remainder came from an unclassified NATO document together with other records.

 

 

Ship

Pennant Number

Ship

Pennant Number

Ship

Pennant Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tidespring

A75

Echodale

A170

Confident

A290

Tidepool

A76

Ennerdale (1)

A173

King Salvor

A291

Pearleaf (2)

A77

Enforcer

A177

Prince Salvor

A292

Plumleaf (2)

A78

Hickorol

A181

Careful

A293

Appleleaf (3)

A79

Wave King

A182

Eddyness

A295

Bayleaf (2)

A79

Fort Rosalie (1)

A186

Oakol (2)

A300

Orangeleaf (2)

A80

Eddycliff

A190

Warden

A309

Brambleleaf (2) & (3)

A81

Spa

A192

Fort Sandusky

A316

Cherryleaf (2) & (3)

A82

Wave Master

A193

Warden

A316

Appleleaf (2)

A83

Eddyrock

A198

Retainer

A329

Reliant (2)

A84

C642

A201

Lyness

A339

Agile

A88

Eddyreef

A202

Stromness

A344

Advice

A89

Careful

A203

Tarbatness

A345

Accord

A90

Robert Dundas

A204

Freshwater

A349

Typhoon

A95

Eddycove (ship cancelled)

A205

C668

A356

Tidereach

A96

Wave Prince

A207

Surf Patrol

A357

Sea Crusader

A96

Scottish American

A208

C112

A358

Tiderace

A97

Earner

A209

Dispenser

A362

Tideflow

A97

Wave Regent

A210

Surf Pioneer

A365

Tiderange

A98

Wave Sovereign

A211

Empire Demon

A369

Tidesurge

A98

Wave Ruler (1)

A212

C618

A370

Sea Centurion

A98

Freshbrook

A213

C677

A371

Tide Austral

A99

Ennerdale (2)

A213

Empire Fred

A372

Wave Emperor

A100

Seafox

A214

NAV Snider

A375

C633

A102

Wave Protector

A215

NAV Gatling

A376

Bacchus (2)

A103

Olna (2)

A216

NAV Maxim

A377

Eaglesdale

A104

Samsonia

A218

Encore

A379

Easedale

A105

Dewdale (2)

A219

Cedardale

A380

Belgol

A106

Wave Victor

A220

Empire Netta

A382

Boxol

A107

Derwentdale (2)

A221

Salventure

A384

Eddybay

A107

Spapool

A222

Cautious

A385

Wave Monarch

A108

Nimble

A222

Fort Grange

A385

Abbeydale

A109

Spabrook

A224

Fort Rosalie (2)

A385

Bayleaf (3)

A109

Capable

A226

Saucy

A386

Orangeleaf (3)

A110

Spabeck

A227

Fort Austin

A386

Growler (2)

A111

Fort Duquesne

A229

Fort Victoria

A387

Oakleaf (2)

A111

Reliant (1)

A230

Fort George

A388

C614

A113

Fort Langley

A230

Wave Knight (2)

A389

Derwentdale (1)

A114

Kingarth

A232

Samson

A390

Airsprite

A115

Salvage Duke

A234

Wave Ruler (2)

A390

Celerol

A116

Fort Charlotte

A236

Empire Plane

A393

Wave Laird

A119

Fort Constantine

A237

NAV Enfield

A395

Limol

A120

Amherst

A238

Empire Rita

A396

Olwen (2) ex Olynthus (2)

A122

Bustler

A240

Empire Rosa

A397

Olna (3)

A123

Robert Middleton

A241

Empire Zona

A399

C85

A124

Wave Baron

A242

Bacchus (3)

A404

Olmeda

A124

Wave Commander

A244

Hebe

A406

Oleander (4)

A124

Wave Conqueror

A245

Resource

A480

Fortol

A126

Wave Duke

A246

Regent

A486

Birchol (2)

A127

Wave Governor

A247

Ocean Salvor

A492

Bishopdale

A128

Wave Liberator

A248

Salvalour

A494

Wave Premier

A129

Rapidol

A248

Salveda

A497

Gold Ranger

A130

Wave Knight (1)

A249

Salvestor

A499

Reliant (3)

A131

Petrobus

A250

Salvictor

A500

Eddybeach

A132

Nasprite

A252

Salvigil

A501

Diligence

A132

Philol

A253

Salviola

A502

Arndale

A133

Prosperous

A254

Sea Salvor

A503

NAV  Nordenfeld

A135

Spaburn

A257

Sparkler

A504

Argus

A135

Rapidol

A258

Succour

A505

Larchol

A137

Eddycreek

A258

Swin

A506

Jaunty

A140

Spalake

A260

Uplifter

A507

Antic

A141

Eddyfirth

A261

Capable

A508

Mixol

A143

Dispenser

A262

 

 

Dingledale

A144

Reward

A264

Engadine

K08

Allegiance

A150

Wave Chief

A265

 

 

Dewdale (1)

A151

Green Rover

A268

Sir Bedivere

L3004

Green Ranger

A152

Grey Rover

A269

Sir Galahad (1)

L3005

Elmol

A154

Blue Rover

A270

Sir Galahad (2)

L3005

Elderol

A154

Gold Rover

A271

Largs Bay

L3006

Prestol

A155

Black Rover

A273

Lyme Bay

L3007

Blue Ranger

A157

Viscol

A275

Mounts Bay

L3008

Empire Salvage

A159

Resurgent

A280

Cardigan Bay

L3009

Fort Dunvegan

A160

Kinbrace

A281

Sir Geraint

L3027

Scotol

A161

Rowanol

A284

Sir Lancelot

L3029

Serbol

A162

Fort Beauharnois

A285

Sir Percivale

L3036

Black Ranger

A163

War Hindoo

A287

Sir Tristram

L3505

Envoy

A165

Eddymull (ship cancelled)

A287

Empire Gull

L3513

Teakol (3)

A167

War Brahmin

A288

Sir Caradoc

L3522

Broomdale

A168

War Bharata

A289

Sir Lamorak

L3532

Brown Ranger

A169

Confiance

A289

 

 

 
 

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