RFA C623



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Official Number:                                   169973                                                                        

Class:                                                   Oil Fuel Lighter

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Builder:                                                 Yarwood, Northwich
Launched:                                            29 June 1944
Into Service:                                         October 1944
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


29 June 1944  launched by  W. J. Yarwood & Sons (1938) Ltd., Northwich as Yard Nr: 720 named C623 for the Naval Stores Department

October 1944 completed

12 January 1973 at Chatham Dockyard sailed into the River Medway

12 March 1973 entered Chatham Dockyard from the River Medway

26 April 1974 from Chatham Dockyard sailed into the River Medway