On this day in October

 

On this day in October

 

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

 

On this day – 

 

01-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1948 RFA Wave Sovereign was in collision with HMS Sluys

02-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1959 RFA Wave Chief provided support during 1st Cod War

03-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1914 RFA Ferol was launched at Devonport

03-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1957 RFA Wave Emperor at Wallsend Slipway, River Tyne suffered fire damage while in refit

04-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1917 RFA Vitol entered into service

05-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1944 RFA Denbydale, a fuelling hulk at Gibraltar, was further damaged when hit by a minesweeper

06-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1945 RFA Ingeborg was released from Admiralty service

07-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1912 RFA Attendant was laid down at Chatham Dockyard

08-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1959 RFA Bishopdale was laid up at Devonport

09-Oct

 

On this day in 1939 RFA Nasprite was ordered

10-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1966 RFA Sea Crusader entered RFA service

11-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1918 RFA War Afridi was launched at Port Glasgow

12-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1939 RFA Black Ranger was laid down at Govan

13-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1944 HMRT Reward – later to become RFA Reward – was launched

14-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1920 RFA Innisshannon was handed over to the Disposal Board

15-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1921 RFA War Mehtar at the entrance to the harbour at Abadan was in collision with a steel tank lighter

15-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1959 RFA Pearleaf (2) was launched at Scotstoun

16-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1917 RFA Ebonol (1) was launched at Port Glasgow, River Clyde

16-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1944 RFA Wave Emperor was launched at Haverton Hill

16-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1945 RFA Olynthus was in collision with HMS LST 3028 at Bombay

17-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1949 RFA Wave Protector struck & demolished the Moreton Bay Lighthouse off Brisbane

17-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1970 RFA Wave Ruler (1) became a hulk at RAF Gan with her colours being lowered for the last time

18-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1918 RFA Industry was torpedoed & sunk in the Irish Sea. Twenty of the crew were killed

18-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1998 RFA Sea Centurion entered RFA service

19-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1914 RFA Aro purchased by the Admiralty from Elder Dempster

19-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1940 RFA Denbydale was launched as Empire Silver at Scotstoun, Glasgow

20-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1922 RFA Oleander (1) was launched at Pembroke Dock

21-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1931 RFA Olna (1) at anchor in fog in the St Lawrence River, Canada was hit by another ship & damaged

21-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1946 RFA Cherryleaf (1) was handed over to the MoT for disposal

22-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1941 RFA Darkdale was torpedoed & sunk off Jamestown, St. Helena. Forty one of the crew were killed

23-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1915 RFA Santa Margarerita was launched at Barrow

24-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1947 RFA Nucula was scuttled off Cuvier Island, New Zealand

24-Oct

 

 

On this day in 2003 RFA Brambleleaf (3) arrived at Portland as the last RFA back home from Operation Telic

25-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1947 RFA War Pindari was handed over to MoT for disposal

26-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1916 RFA Orangeleaf (1) was launched as RFA Bornol at Sunderland

27-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1913 RFA Trefoil was launched at Pembroke Dockyard

27-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1939 RFA Distol was in collision with RFA Arndale at Gosport Oil Fuel Jetty

27-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1939 RFA Brown Ranger was laid down at Govan

28-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1914 RFA Perthshire entered RFA service

29-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1932 RFA War Hindoo grounded 11 miles off Margate, Kent

29-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1944 RFA Fort Beauharnois was completed as Cornish Park at Vancouver, Canada

30-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1943 RFA Freshwell was launched

30-Oct

 

 

On this day in 1963 RFA Wave Baron was in collision with an Admiralty tug in Grand Harbour, Malta

31-Oct

 

 

On this day in 2002 RFA Wave Ruler (2) handed over by her builders & entered RFA service