San, Lee - Fireman who died this day - RFA Wave Sovereign 1961.
Alfred, Wood - Able Seaman who died this day - RFA Tideflow 1960.
Joseph, McGarry - Assistant Steward who died this day - RFA Earner 1955.
C641 after being sold out of service and renamed Candourity
Subsequent name: CANDOURITY
Official Number: 180837
Class: Coal Lighter
Pennant No: X125
Builder: Yarwood, Northwich
Launched: 25 September 1945
Into Service: March 1946
Out of service: 1956 sold out of service
Fate: Broken Up
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
25 September 1945 launched by W..J. Yarwood & Sons (1938) Ltd, Northwich as Yard Nr 773 named C641 for the Naval Stores Department
March 1946 completed
10 January 1949 Captain A Smith appointed as Master and Mr William Gordon appointed as Chief Engineer Officer
11 July 1949 at Rosyth
10 January 1950 at Rosyth
10 March 1950 at Chatham
1956 on disposal list at Sheerness
May 1956 bought by F.T.Everard & Sons Ltd and named changed to CANDOURITY
5 July 1956 notice of change of name given in The Times of this day to 'Candourity'
January 1958 converted to oil fuel burning
1958 rebuilt as a tanker; tonnages now 474 grt 225 nrt 570 dwt and dimensions now 165’01” x 28’03” x 10’05½”
8 January 1962 had engine trouble off Breaksea Point in severe weather. A tug eventually got a hawser to her and towed her to Barry Roads
June 1969 sold for demolition by Van den Bosche & Co at Boom
18 June 1969 sailed in tow from the Thames
19 June 1969 arrived Antwerp enroute to breakers