Requisitioned Auxiliary – Atlantic

 

 Atlantic

 

Official Number:                        N/R

Laid down:

Builder:                                    Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, High Walker

Launched:                                24 March 1925

Into Service:                             World War 2

Out of service:                          World War 2

Fate:                                       Second quarter 1960  scrapped

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: –

 

Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW2 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:

24 March 1925 launched by Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, High Walker as Yard Nr: 982 named ATLANTIC for A/R Seljan (Wilh. & Paul Jebsen, Managers) Bergen

August 1925 completed

25 October 1939 sailed Halifax in escorted convoy HX6 to Liverpool arriving 9 November 1939

4 December 1939 sailed Liverpool in convoy escorted OB47 until dispersal on 8 December 1939 then independently to Norfolk arriving 20 December 1939

21 December 1939 sailed Norfolk independently to Baltimore arriving the same day

28 December 1939 sailed Baltimore independently to Halifax arriving 1 January 1940

6 January 1940 sailed Halifax in escorted convoy HX15 to the Downs arriving 19 January 1940

24 February 1940 sailed Southend in escorted convoy OA98GF which changed into escorted convoy OG20F at sea to Gibraltar arriving 4 March 1940

9 March 1940 sailed Gibraltar in escorted convoy HG22F before detaching and sailing independently to Hampton Roads arriving 26 March 1940

26 March 1940 sailed Hampton Roads independently to Philadelphia arriving the next day

30 March 1940 sailed Philadelphia independently to Halifax arriving 3 April 1940

6 April 1940 sailed Halifax in escorted convoy HX33 to Liverpool arriving 20 April 1940

WW2 fitted out as and served as an Escort Oiler, name unchanged

4 May 1940 sailed Liverpool in escorted convoy OB142 to Swansea arriving 6 May 1940

11 May 1940 sailed Swansea independently to Milford Haven arriving the next day

13 May 1940 sailed Milford Haven joining escorted convoy OB147 until dispersal and then independently to Montreal arriving 28 May 1940

31 May 1940 sailed Montreal independently to Halifax arriving 5 June 1940

5 June 1940 sailed Halifax in escorted convoy HX48 to Liverpool arriving 20 June 1940

7 July 1940 sailed Liverpool in escorted convoy OB180 but through defect had to return to Liverpool

10 July 1940 sailed Liverpool in escorted convoy OB181 which reformed as convoy OG37 ATLANTIC then sailed independently to Hampton Roads arriving 21 July 1940

22 July 1940 sailed Hampton Roads independently to Baltimore arriving the next day

5 August 1940 sailed Baltimore independently to Halifax arriving 9 August 1940

12 August 1940 sailed Halifax in escorted convoy HX65 to the Clyde arriving 26 August 1940

13 September 1940 sailed the Clyde independently to Swansea arriving 15 September 1940

24 September 1940 sailed Swansea independently to Milford Haven arriving 26 September 1940

26 September 1940 sailed Milford Haven and joined escorted convoy OB220 from Liverpool until dispersal on 1 October 1940 thence independently to Montreal arriving 12 October 1940

1 November 1940 sailed Montreal independently to Sydney, Cape Breton arriving 5 November 19409 November 1940 sailed Sydney, Cape Breton in escorted convoy SC11 to the Clyde arriving 25 November 1940

7 December 1940 sailed Oban in escorted convoy WN50 to Methil arriving 10 December 1940

17 December 1940 sailed Methil in unescorted convoy FS362 to Hull arriving 19 December 1940

18 January 1941 off Spurn Head joined unescorted convoy FN74 to Methil arriving the next day

23 January 1941 sailed Methil in escorted convoy EN60/1 to Loch Ewe arriving 27 January 1941

 

1950 purchased by Leth & Co, Hamburg name unchanged

13 January 1959 laid up at Hamburg

October 1959 purchased by Eckhart & Co G.m.b.H  for demolition at Hamburg