RFA C621


Previous name:
Subsequent name:                         Maureen Brush     Bill Brush

Official Number:                             169858                                                                       

Class:                                            Stores Lighter

Pennant No:

Laid down:
Builder:                                         Pollock, Faversham
Into Service:                                 May 1944
Out of service:                              1961
Fate:                                           Sold out of service


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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


11 February 1944  launched by  Jas Pollock, Sons & Co Ltd, Faversham as Yard Nr 1832 named C621 for the Naval Stores Department

May 1944 completed

1961 purchased by Maldon Shipping Co Ltd, London and renamed MAUREEN BRUSH

December 1961 berthed at Wouldham, River Medway being discharged

1966 Re-engined with 1 x 8 cyl 5½” x 7¾” diesel engine by L. Gardner & Sons, Manchester. 200 bhp. Speed 7½ knots. Single screw

1971 Renamed BILL BRUSH by her owners

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