Terry Lees, Lind - Catering Boy who died this day - RFA Wave Ruler (1) 1963.
Jasoodeen Hasson, Mea - Engine Room Tindall who died this day - RFA Fort Sandusky 1961.
Alfred Herbert, Turnley - Captain who died this day - RAFA Kurumba 1939.
Henry, Gomm - Able Seaman who died this day - RFA Oleander (2) 1934.
RFA Bishopdale (Dale Class Oiler) 1937
Convoy Depart Arrive
Blue.2 Port Said 20th September 1939 – Gibraltar 30th September 1939
HG.2 Gibraltar 5th October 1939 – UK Ports
(Bishopdale to Portsmouth with FFO)
OA.21 Southend 17th October 1939 – Convoy dispersed 22nd October 1939
OB.37 Liverpool 18th November 1937 – Convoy dispersed
GP.33 Sydney NSW 3rd February 1943 – Brisbane 6th February 1943
(On passage to Darwin)
TS.17 Townsville 25h February 1943 – Brisbane 28th February 1943
GP.38 Sydney NSW 9th March 1943 – Brisbane 13th March 1943
BT.51 Brisbane 13th April 1943 – Townsville 17th April 1943
VB.38 Townsville 9th June 1943 – Brisbane 13th June 1943
BV.69 Caloundra 18th June 1943 – Townsville 21st June 1943
TN.108 Townsville 22nd June 1943 – Fall River 25th June 1943
FT.18 Fall River 15th August 1943 – Townsville 17th August 1943
TN.151 Townsville 4th September 1943 – Fall River 8th September 1943
NT.62 Milne Bay 25th October 1943 – Townsville 29th October 1943
TN.177 Townsville 11th November 1943 – Port Moresby 15th November 1943
MV.71 Milne Bay 6th March 1944 – Sydney NSW 13th March 1944
BG.539 Biak 16th May 1945 – Morotai 19th May 1945
On the 14th December 1945, whilst attached to the British Pacific Fleet Train, at San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, RFA Bishopdale was struck by a Japanese “Val” suicide bomber which struck No 3 wing tank, exploding on contact. RFA Bishopdale was jus securing alongside a US Cruiser when the incident happened.
The ship was out of action for a number of months after this attack.