Previous name:                      FOREMOST 91
Subsequent name:                 REGARD

Official Number:                     166571                                                           

Class:                                   Tug - Fleet Fuelling

Pennant No:

Laid down:
Builder:                                Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
Launched:                            16 July 1938
Into Service:                         6 October 1938
Out of service:                      1959
Fate:                                   Sold out of service


Items of historic interest involving this ship: -


Background Data:   Naval Stores harbour craft were usually allocated a number bearing the prefix C. This descended from the days when the Coaling Officer operated the fuelling craft and many of these craft were operated by the Naval Stores Department under the Director of Stores (Navy) C numbers were allocated to craft such as dumb barges, coal lighters, dumb coal lighters, self-propelled diesel lighters, self-propelled stores lighters, launches and tugs of which a number were registered as RFA’s and wore the ‘green stripe’ that indicated the Naval Stores Department.


16 July 1938 Launched by  Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley as Yard Nr 647  named  FOREMOST 91

13 September 1938 completed

6 October 1938 purchased by the Admiralty and renamed C 11

17 November 1938 passed St Catherine's Point sailing east bound

May 1953 based at Portsmouth 

1959 renamed REGARD by her owners



RFA C11 after being sold and renamed Regard


25 May 1966 purchased for demolition by Jos de Smedt at Antwerp

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