RFA C619


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Official Number:                            169605                                                                     

Class:                                          Stores Lighter

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Builder:                                        Rowhedge Iron Works Co Ltd, Rowhedge
Launched:                                   1 September 1943
Into Service:                                1943
Out of service:                             1963


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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


1 September 1943  launched by  Rowhedge Iron Works Co Ltd, Rowhedge as Yard Nr       named C619 for the Naval Stores Department

1943 completed

1963 on the disposal list at Portsmouth

July 1965 reported lying in H.G. Pounds yard in Portsmouth for demolition

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