Requisitioned Auxiliary – Antietam

 

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Official No:                            219229

Builder:                        Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Sparrows Point, MD

Launched:                    6 September 1919

Signal Letters:                      KONR

Into Service:                WW2

Out of service:             WW2

Fate:                            30 January 1946 mined

 

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: –

 

Background Data:  One of a group of additional American ships which served as Escort oilers during WW2

 

Career Data:

6 September 1919 launched by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp Ltd., Sparrows Point, MD as Yard Nr: 4188 named Antietam for the USSB

September 1919 completed

1923 purchased by Antietam Steamship Co Inc, Philadelphia name unchanged

1930 purchased by Pennsylvania Shipping Co Inc, Philadelphia name unchanged

1937 owners became Paco Tankers Inc (Pennsylvania Shipping Co Inc, Managers), Philadelphia name unchanged

29 November 1941 sailed Corpus Christi independently to New York arriving 6 December 1941

8 December 1941 sailed New York independently to Corpus Christi arriving 17 December 1941

18 December 1941 sailed Corpus Christi independently to Mew York arriving 26 December 1941

28 Decenber 1941 sailed New York independently to Texas City arriving 4 January 1942

6 January 1942 sailed Texas City independently to New York arriving 15 January 1942

15 January 1942 sailed New York independently to Texas City arriving 21 January 1942

22 January 1942 sailed Texas City independently to New York arriving 31 January 1942

3 February 1942 sailed New York independently to New Orleans arriving 9 February 1942

12 February 1942 sailed New Orleans independently to New York arriving 19 February 1942

1942 owners became as US WSA, Wilmington, name unchanged

21 February 1942 sailed New York indepdently to Texas City arriving 1 March 1942

2 March 1942 sailed Texas City independently to New York arriving 11 March 1942

13 March 1942 sailed New York independently to Baytown arriving 22 March 1942

23 March 1942 sailed Baytown independently to New York arriving 2 April 1942

14 May 1942 sailed Hampton Roads in unescorted convoy KS500 to Key West arriving 19 May 1942 and then independently to New Orleans arriving 24 May 1942

5 June 1942 sailed Key West in unescorted convoy KN107 to Hampton Roads arriving 10 June 1942

12 June 1942 sailed Hampton Roads independently to New York arriving the next day

16 June 1942 sailed New York independently to Hampton Roads

20 June 1942 sailed Hampton Roads in unescorted convoy KS512 to Key West arriving 26 June 1942 and then independently to Houston arriving 29 June 1942

5 July 1942 sailed the Sabine Bar independently to Key West arriving 12 July 1942

12 July 1942 sailed Key West in unescorted convoy KN119 to Hampton Roads arriving 17 July 1942

18 July 1942 sailed Hampton Roads independently to New York arriving the next day

1 August 1942 sailed New York independently to Hampton Roads

4 August 1942 sailed Hampton Roads in unescorted convoy KS527 to Key West arriving 9 August 1942

13 August 1942 sailed Key West in unescorted convoy WAT14 to Aruba arriving 22 August 1942

24 August 1942 sailed Aruba independently to Curacao arriving the next day

25 August 1942 sailed Curacao in escorted convoy TAW15C to Key West arriving 31 August 1942

2 September 1942 sailed Key West in unescorted convoy KN136 to New York arriving 7 September 1942

17 September 1942 sailed New York in escorted convoy HX208 to the River Clyde arriving 1 October 1942

2 October 1942 sailed the River Clyde independently to Loch Ewe arriving 4 October 1942

6 October 1942 sailed Loch Ewe in unescorted convoy to Scapa Flow arriving the next day

12 October 1942 sailed Lyness in unescorted convoy EN149 to Oban arriving 14 October 1942

17 October 1942 sailed Oban in escorted convoy ON139. Suffered defects so to the River Clyde arriving 20 October 1942

24 October 1942 sailed the River Clyde in escorted convoy ON141 to New York arriving 10 November 1942. Carried 14 passengers

12 November 1942 sailed New York in unescorted convoy NG321 to Guantanamo arriving 19 November 1942

19 November 1942 sailed Guantanamo in unescorted convoy GAT23 to Curacao arriving 22 November 1942

28 November 1942 sailed Curacao in escorted convoy TAG24 to Guantanamo arriving 1 December 1942

1 December 1942 sailed Guantanamo in unescorted convoy GN24 to New York arriving 8 December 1942

19 December 1942 sailed New York in escorted convoy SC114 to the River Clyde arriving 7 January 1943

9 January 1943 sailed the River Clyde independently to Londonderry arriving 10 January 1943

12 January 1943 sailed Londonderry and joined in escorted convoy ON160 to New York arriving 5 February 1943  Acted as an escort oiler during this convoy

13 February 1943 sailed New York in escorted convoy SC120 arriving at Loch Ewe on 4 March 1943

6 March 1943 sailed Loch Ewe in unescorted convoy WN401 to Scapa Flow arriving the same day. RFA MIXOL also sailed in this convoy

11 March 1943 sailed Lyness joining unescorted convoy EN203 to the River Clyde arriving 14 March 1943

24 March 1943 sailed the River Clyde in escorted convoy ON175 to New York arriving 16 April 1943. Carried 60 depth charges for the escorts

14 May 1943 sailed New York in escorted convoy UGS8A to Oran arriving 3 June 1943. Acted as an escort oiler during this convoy

28 February 1944 sailed Key West in unescorted convoy KN298 to New York arriving 5 March 1944

5 July 1944 sailed New York in unescorted convoy NG445 to Guntanamo Bay arriving 12 July 1944

25 September 1944 sailed Key West in unescorted convoy KN382 to New York arriving 30 September 1944

25 April 1945 sailed Key West in unescorted convoy KN382 to New York arriving 1 May 1945

30 January 1946 hit a mine near F Buoy, Le Verdon Roads, Gironde while on passage from New York to Blaye carrying a cargo of asphalt