On this day in August

On this day in August

 

Since the creation of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1905 the ships of the Service have, during the month of August

 

On this day – 

 

01-Aug

 

On this day in 1947 RFA Scotol was sold out of service

02-Aug

 

On this day in 1936 RFA Fortol was placed in reserve at Devonport

03-Aug

 

On this day in 1957 RFA Somersby was purchased by the Admiralty

04-Aug

 

On this day in 1916 RFA Plumleaf (1) was launched at Wallsend as RFA Trinol

05-Aug

 

On this day in 1942 RFA Bishopdale was mined in an Allied Mine Field off Noumea, New Caledonia

06-Aug

 

On this day in 2002 RFA Sir Geriant arrived at Marchwood to destore prior to disposal

07-Aug

 

On this day in 2003 RFA Sea Crusader was returned to commercial owners

08-Aug

 

On this day in 1989 RFA Fort Austin provided humanitarian assistance to Bermuda in the aftermath of Hurricane Dean

09-Aug

 

On this day in 1965 RFA Engadine was laid down at Leith, Scotland

10-Aug

 

On this day in 1946 RFA Spalake was launched at Bristol

11-Aug

 

On this day in 1957 RFA Somersby entered RFA service at North Shields

12-Aug

 

On this day in 1959 RFA Arndale was laid up at Rosyth

13-Aug

 

On this day in 1945 RFA Spapool was launched at Bristol

14-Aug

 

On this day in 1959 RFA’s Wave Governor and Wave Premier were offered for sale in the Times newspaper lying ‘as is’ at Rosyth

15-Aug

 

On this day in 1947 RFA Ebonol (1) was sold out of service to commercial interests

16-Aug

 

On this day in 1916 RFA Creosol was completed at Sunderland

17-Aug

 

On this day in 1917 RFA Teakol (1) was launched at Sunderland

18-Aug

 

On this day in 1940 RFA Celerol was attacked by German aircraft off Portland

19-Aug

 

On this day in 1958 RFA Wave Conqueror was advertised for sale in the Times newspaper

20-Aug

 

On this day in 1942 RFA Denbydale was badly damaged by human torpedoes at Gibraltar

21-Aug

 

On this day in 1946 RFA Cedarol entered RFA service

22-Aug

 

On this day in 1944 RFA Freshtarn was launched at Lytham

23-Aug

 

On this day in 1974 RFA Black Rover entered RFA service

24-Aug

 

On this day in 1918 RFA Delphinula was torpedoed and damaged in the Cerigo Strait, Greece

25-Aug

 

On this day in 1938 RFA Robert Middleton entered RFA service at Grangemouth

26-Aug

 

On this day in 1919 RFA Boxleaf was sold to commercial interests

27-Aug

 

On this day in 1963 RFA Oleander (4) was laid down at Wallsend on Tyne

28-Aug

 

On this day in 1944 RFA Broomdale was accidentally torpedoed by a British submarine in Trincomalee Harbour, Ceylon. One member of the crew was killed

29-Aug

 

On this day in 1946 RFA Olna (2) ran aground in the Abadan River

30-Aug

 

On this day in 1973 RFA Black Rover was launched at Wallsend

31-Aug

 

On this day in 1917 RFA Fortol entered RFA service at Dunbarton