Requisitioned Auxiliary – Cleodora




Official Number:                      614884 (Dutch)

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Flushing

Completed:                            July 1938

Into Service:                           WW2

Out of service:                        WW2

Fate:                                     1961  scrapped


Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of an additional group of Dutch ships which served as Escort Oilers during WW2 


Career Data


July 1938 completed by Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Flushing as Yard Nr: 206 named Cleodora for N V Petroleum Maatschappij “La Corona”, The Hague. The owners were later restyled as Shell tankers NV (Dutch)

WW2 fitted out as and served as an Escort oiler – name unchanged

2 May 1940 sailed Haifa independently to Gibraltar arriving 11 May 1940

10 May 1942 described as a ‘Fleet Attendant Oiler’ in the Admiralty War Diary of this date – page 80

29 November 1945 sailed Manus, Admiralty Islands

17 June 1960 laid up at Pulo Bukom

8 April 1961 sailed Singapore Roads for Hong Kong for demolition by Hong Kong Salvage & Towage Co Ltd.