RFA C615


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Subsequent name:                    Segontium

Official Number:                        169840

Class:                                      Steam stores lighter

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Builder:                                    Jas Pollock, Sons & Co Ltd, Faversham
Launched:                                9 January 1943
Into Service:                             1943
Out of service:                          27 August 1971
Fate:                                       sold out of service


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Background Data:   Naval Stores harbour craft were usually allocated a number bearing the prefix C. This descended from the days when the Coaling Officer operated the fuelling craft and many of these craft were operated by the Naval Stores Department under the Director of Stores (Navy) C numbers were allocated to craft such as dumb barges, coal lighters, dumb coal lighters, self-propelled diesel lighters, self-propelled stores lighters, launches and tugs of which a number were registered as RFA’s and wore the ‘green stripe’ that indicated the Naval Stores Department


9 January 1943  launched by  Jas Pollock, Sons & Co Ltd, Faversham as Yard Nr 1804  named C615 for the Naval Stores Department

1943 completed

May 1953 Steam stores lighter based at Devonport

27 August 1971 sold out of service to Davies & Cann Ltd, Plymouth (manager Edgar Smith, Chingford, London)

13 February 1973 sold to Peter Millward Herbert, Bude, Cornwall

3 March 1973 sold to Welsh Seafoods Ltd, Bangor, N Wales

12 July 1973 name changed to SEGONTIUM