On this day in June

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

 

On this day – 

 

 

01-

Jun

 

On this day in 1988 RFA Argus entered RFA service

 

02-

Jun

 

On this day in 1976 RFA Blue Rover provided support during the 3rd Cod War

 

03-Jun

 

On this day in 1917 RFA Dockleaf was mined off Genoa, Italy – no casualties

 

04-Jun

 

On this day in 1946 RFA Wave Chief was launched at Harland & Wolff at Govan

 

04-Jun

 

On this day in 1960 RFA Wave Prince provided support during the 1st Cod War

 

05-Jun

 

On this day in 1941 RFA Blue Ranger entered RFA service

 

06-Jun

 

On this day in 1937 RFA Bishopdale entered RFA service

 

06-Jun

 

On this day in 1973 RFA Wave Chief provided support during the 2nd Cod War

 

07-Jun

 

On this day in 1921 RFA Scotol while turning in Liverpool docks was in collision with four other ships causing damage

 

07-Jun

 

On this day in 1962 RFA Bacchus (2) was advertised for sale in the Times Newspaper

 

08-Jun

 

On this day in 1982 RFA Sir Galahad (1) was bombed and set on fire at Bluff Cove, East Falkland. Five of the crew and forty three Service men were killed

 

09-Jun

 

On this day in 1959 RFA Wave Premier was laid up at Rosyth

 

10-Jun

 

On this day in 1917 RFA Fernleaf off Ireland attempted to ram an attacking German submarine and maintained sustained fire so that the attack was abandoned

 

11-Jun

 

On this day in 1963 RFA Wave Protector was offered for sale ‘as lying’ at Malta in the Times newspaper

 

12-Jun

 

On this day in 1971 RFA Wave Prince was offered for sale ‘as lying’ at Devonport in the Times newspaper

 

13-Jun

 

On this day in 1919 RFA War Nawab was launched at Pamers, Jarrow

 

13-Jun

 

On this day in 1943 RFA Hickerol was damaged during an air raid at Plymouth

 

14-Jun

 

On this day in 1920 RFA Olna (1) was laid down at Devonport Dockyard

 

14-Jun

 

On this day in 1977 NAV Throsk arrived at the ship breakers yard at Grays, Essex

 

15-Jun

 On this day in 1936 RFA Bacchus (2) was launched at Dundee
 

15-Jun

 

On this day in 1941 RFA Empire Salvage was captured in the North Atlantic

 

15-Jun

 

On this day in 1953 RFA Uplifter took part with other RFAs in the Coronation Fleet Review

 

16-Jun

 

On this day in 1959 RFA Bayleaf (2) entered RFA service

 

17-Jun

 

On this day in 1914 RFA Maine (1) was grounded in thick fog and wrecked off the coast of the Isle of Mull. Sold locally for scrap

 

18-Jun

 

On this day in 1982 RFA Oleander (4) sailed from South Georgia with 42 Commando Royal Marines for Operation Keyhole – the recapture of South Thule in the South Sandwich Islands

 

19-Jun

 

On this day in 1917 RFA Larchol was launched at Renfrew

 

20-Jun

 

On this day in 1973 RFA Green Rover provided support during the 2nd Cod War

 

21-Jun

 

On this day in 1921 RFA Olna (1) was launched at Devonport Dockyard

 

22-Jun

 

On this day in 1976 RFA Olwen (2) provided support during the 3rd Cod War

 

23-Jun

 

On this day in 1916 RFA Scotol was launched at Howden

 

24-Jun

 

On this day in 1973 RFA Wave Chief provided support during the 2nd Cod War

 

25-Jun

 

On this day in 1982 RFA Sir Galahad (1) was sunk as a war grave off the Falkland Islands

 

26-Jun

 

On this day in 1915 RFA Wave, an enemy vessel seized as a Prize, was registered in the name of the Secretary of the Admiralty

 

27-Jun

 

On this day in 1943 RFA Abbeydale was torpedoed by the German submarine U73 and broke in half

 

28-Jun

 

On this day in 1935 RFA’s Burma, Carol & Dredgol were each sold for demolition

 

29-Jun

 

On this day in 1915 RFA Oyster entered RFA service

 

30-Jun

 

On this day in 1943 RFA Oligarch (2) was torpedoed and damaged off the Libyan Coast