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Convoy Escort Histories of Royal and Dominion Navy Vessels in World War 2
by
Don Kindell

ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS, Part 1 of 3

 

above left, HMS Alaunia as repair ship, converted in 1944

(NavyPhotos, click photos for enlargements)

 

Part 1

Alaunia, Alcantara, Antenor, Arawa, Ascania, Aurania, Ausonia, Bulolo, California, Canton, Carnarvon Castle, Carthage, Cathay, Cheshire

 

Part 2

 

Chitral, Cilicia, Circassia, Comorin, Corfu, Derbyshire, Dunvegan Castle, Esperance Bay, Hector, Jervis Bay, Kanimbla (RAN), Laconia, Letitia, Maloja, Manoora (RAN), Montclare

 

Part 3

 

Mooltan, Moreton Bay, Pretoria Castle, Prince David (RCN), Prince Henry (RCN), Prince Robert (RCN), Queen Of Bermuda, Rajputana, Ranchi, Ranpura, Salopian, Voltaire, Westralia (RAN), Wolfe, Worcestershire

 


on to Part 2 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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HMS ALAUNIA

 

 

 

 

 

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

05/10/39

05/10/39

HG 002

13/10/39

13/10/39

17/11/39

17/11/39

HXF 009

26/11/39

29/11/39

10/12/39

10/12/39

HXF 012

22/12/39

24/12/39

28/01/40

28/01/40

HXF 018

06/02/40

08/02/40

18/02/40

18/02/40

HX 021

01/03/40

04/03/40

29/03/40

29/03/40

HX 031

09/04/40

13/04/40

22/04/40

22/04/40

HX 037

06/05/40

07/05/40

25/06/40

25/06/40

HX 053

07/07/40

10/07/40

22/07/40

22/07/40

BHX 060

27/07/40

27/07/40

03/08/40

03/08/40

BHX 063

08/08/40

08/08/40

15/08/40

15/08/40

BHX 066

20/08/40

20/08/40

28/08/40

28/08/40

HX 069

08/09/40

12/09/40

24/09/40

24/09/40

BHX 076

29/09/40

29/09/40

06/10/40

06/10/40

BHX 079

11/10/40

11/10/40

20/10/40

20/10/40

HX 082

31/10/40

06/11/40

14/11/40

14/11/40

HX 087

26/11/40

29/11/40

12/12/40

12/12/40

BHX 096

18/12/40

18/12/40

24/12/40

24/12/40

BHX 099

29/12/40

29/12/40

26/12/40

26/12/40

HX 099

06/01/41

11/01/41

21/01/41

21/01/41

BHX 104

09/02/41

09/02/41

17/02/41

17/02/41

BHX 110

23/02/41

23/02/41

05/03/41

05/03/41

HX 113

16/03/41

21/03/41

20/04/41

20/04/41

HX 122

04/05/41

08/05/41

29/05/41

29/05/41

BHX 130

05/06/41

05/06/41

04/09/41

04/09/41

HX 148

15/09/41

17/09/41

10/03/42

10/03/42

KR 001

17/03/42

20/03/42

02/10/42

04/10/42

CM 032A

08/10/42

unknown

04/11/42

04/11/42

PB 010

11/11/42

11/11/42

17/05/43

17/05/43

BA 044

25/05/43

25/05/43

27/07/43

27/07/43

KA 008

02/08/43

02/08/43

08/08/43

08/08/43

AB 009

13/08/43

13/08/43

25/08/43

25/08/43

BA 047

31/08/43

31/08/43

08/09/43

08/09/43

AB 010

14/09/43

14/09/43

09/02/44

09/02/44

BM 085A

12/02/44

12/02/44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HMS ALCANTARA 

 

 

 

 

 

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

 03/10/40

 26/10/40

 SL 050

 03/10/40

unknown

12/10/40

12/10/40

SL 051

31/10/40

31/10/40

31/10/41

31/10/41

CF 003

03/11/41

16/11/41

19/12/42

20/12/42

CF 010

29/12/42

31/12/42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HMS ANTENOR

 

 

 

 

 

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

02/08/40

02/08/40

WS 001

06/08/40

06/08/40

10/08/40

10/08/40

BN 003

15/08/40

23/08/40

10/09/40

10/09/40

BN 005

19/09/40

26/09/40

19/09/40

20/09/40

BN 005A

20/09/40

29/09/40

23/09/40

25/09/40

BN 006

01/10/40

11/10/40

10/10/40

10/10/40

BN 007

16/10/40

26/10/40

25/10/40

25/10/40

BN 008

03/11/40

11/11/40

20/02/41

20/02/41

BA 001

unknown

unknown

04/03/41

04/03/41

BM 004

12/03/41

07/03/41

08/03/41

08/03/41

BM 004/1

16/03/41

16/03/41

20/03/41

20/03/41

BN 022

26/03/41

07/04/41

24/03/41

24/03/41

BM 004/2

26/03/41

26/03/41

21/04/41

21/04/41

BP 001

unknown

29/04/41

09/05/41

09/05/41

BP 003

unknown

15/05/41

23/05/41

23/05/41

BP 004

unknown

30/05/41

02/06/41

02/06/41

BP 005

unknown

09/06/41

11/06/41

11/06/41

BA 003

20/06/41

20/06/41

25/06/41

25/06/41

BP 007

unknown

02/07/41

03/07/41

03/07/41

BP 008

unknown

10/07/41

24/08/41

28/08/41

BM 008

31/08/41

02/09/41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 HMS ARAWA  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

28/09/40

28/09/40

BM 001S

01/10/40

01/10/40

27/10/40

27/10/40

SL 053

17/11/40

18/11/40

30/01/41

30/01/41

SL 064

17/02/41

22/02/41

23/03/41

23/03/41

SL 069

14/04/41

unknown

09/05/41

12/05/41

HP

25/05/41

24/05/41

08/06/41

08/06/41

SL 077

02/07/41

03/07/41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 HMS ASCANIA  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

08/11/39

08/11/39

HXF 008

19/11/39

21/11/39

02/12/39

02/12/39

HXF 011

12/12/39

15/12/39

27/12/39

27/12/39

HXF 014

05/01/40

08/01/40

20/01/40

20/01/40

HXF 017

29/01/40

01/02/40

13/03/40

13/03/40

HX 027

25/03/40

28/03/40

06/04/40

06/04/40

HX 033

15/04/40

20/04/40

26/04/40

26/04/40

HX 038

08/05/40

12/05/40

31/05/40

31/05/40

BHX 047

08/06/40

08/06/40

16/06/40

16/06/40

BHX 051

21/06/40

21/06/40

11/07/40

11/07/40

HX 057

23/07/40

26/07/40

04/08/40

04/08/40

HX 063

16/08/40

19/08/40

27/08/40

27/08/40

BHX 069

01/09/40

01/09/40

13/09/40

13/09/40

HX 073

24/09/40

28/09/40

10/10/40

10/10/40

BHX 080

15/10/40

15/10/40

24/10/40

24/10/40

HX 083

02/11/40

07/11/40

23/11/40

23/11/40

BHX 091

28/11/40

28/11/40

04/12/40

04/12/40

BHX 094

09/12/40

09/12/40

25/01/41

25/01/41

HX 105

06/02/41

09/02/41

18/02/41

18/02/41

SC 023

08/03/41

09/03/41

21/03/41

21/03/41

HX 116

04/04/41

09/04/41

06/05/41

06/05/41

HX 125A

18/05/41

22/05/41

18/06/41

18/06/41

BHX 134

23/06/41

23/06/41

28/06/41

28/06/41

BHX 136

03/07/41

03/07/41

30/06/41

30/06/41

HX 136

13/07/41

18/07/41

22/07/41

22/07/41

HX 140

02/08/41

06/08/41

31/07/41

05/08/41

ON 003

08/08/41

14/08/41

10/09/41

10/09/41

HX 149

24/09/41

25/09/41

13/09/42

13/09/42

HX 207

24/09/42

25/09/42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 HMS AURANIA  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

27/05/40

27/05/40

BHX 046

02/06/40

02/06/40

28/05/40

02/06/40

HX 046

09/06/40

12/06/40

21/06/40

21/06/40

HX 052

02/07/40

06/07/40

18/07/40

18/07/40

BHX 059

23/07/40

23/07/40

31/07/40

31/07/40

HX 062

11/08/40

15/08/40

24/08/40

24/08/40

HX 068

04/09/40

08/09/40

21/09/40

21/09/40

HX 075

03/10/40

07/10/40

14/10/40

14/10/40

BHX 081

19/10/40

19/10/40

03/12/40

13/12/40

HX 093

11/12/40

18/12/40

12/01/41

12/01/41

SC 019

26/01/41

02/02/41

07/02/41

07/02/41

BHX 108

12/02/41

12/02/41

23/02/41

23/02/41

HX 111

07/03/41

12/03/41

06/04/41

06/04/41

HX 119A

15/04/41

22/04/41

10/05/41

10/05/41

HX 126

21/05/41

28/05/41

11/06/41

17/06/41

OB 334

20/06/41

25/06/41

11/07/41

11/07/41

HX 138

14/07/41

27/07/41

12/07/41

13/07/41

SC 037

14/07/41

28/07/41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  HMS AUSONIA  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

12/12/39

12/12/39

HX 012

25/12/39

27/12/39

12/01/40

12/01/40

HXF 016

21/01/40

24/01/40

04/02/40

04/02/40

HXF 019

14/02/40

17/02/40

26/02/40

26/02/40

HX 023

09/03/40

12/03/40

21/03/40

21/03/40

HX 029

02/04/40

04/04/40

20/05/40

20/05/40

HX 044

30/05/40

03/06/40

09/06/40

10/06/40

HX 049

20/06/40

24/06/40

06/07/40

06/07/40

BHX 056

11/07/40

11/07/40

23/07/40

23/07/40

HX 060

04/08/40

07/08/40

16/08/40

16/08/40

HX 066

27/08/40

31/08/40

12/09/40

12/09/40

BHX 073

17/09/40

17/09/40

18/10/40

18/10/40

BHX 082

22/10/40

22/10/40

30/10/40

30/10/40

BHX 085

04/11/40

04/11/40

14/11/40

14/11/40

HX 088

25/11/40

30/11/40

10/12/40

10/12/40

HX 095

22/12/40

27/12/40

05/01/41

05/01/41

HX 101

17/01/41

22/01/41

01/02/41

01/02/41

BHX 107

07/02/41

07/02/41

13/02/41

13/02/41

HX 109

26/02/41

04/03/41

20/06/41

20/06/41

SC 035

04/07/41

09/07/41

06/07/41

12/07/41

OB 343

20/07/41

21/07/41

01/08/41

01/08/41

HX 142

12/08/41

18/08/41

11/08/41

17/08/41

ON 006

24/08/41

24/08/41

05/09/41

05/09/41

SC 043

08/09/41

20/09/41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  HMS BULOLO  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

24/01/40

24/01/40

SL 018

09/02/40

12/02/40

22/02/40

22/02/40

SL 021F

04/03/40

07/03/40

15/04/40

15/04/40

SL 028

29/04/40

unknown

23/05/40

23/05/40

SL 033

06/06/40

09/06/40

25/07/40

25/07/40

SL 041

08/08/40

08/08/40

28/07/40

08/08/40

SL 041F

10/08/40

14/08/40

03/09/40

03/09/40

SL 046

19/09/40

23/09/40

21/11/40

21/11/40

SL 056

08/12/40

12/12/40

01/01/41

01/01/41

SL 061

18/01/41

24/01/41

10/02/41

10/02/41

SL 065

02/03/41

08/03/41

 23/03/41

 26/03/41

 SL 069

 29/03/41

unknown

29/03/41

31/03/41

SL 070

19/04/41

23/04/41

10/05/41

10/05/41

SL 074

29/05/41

04/06/41

11/06/41

20/06/41

OB 334

25/06/41

25/06/41

21/02/44

21/02/44

SNF 015

24/02/44

24/02/44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 HMS CALIFORNIA  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

27/02/41

27/02/41

BHX 112

04/03/41

04/03/41

17/03/41

17/03/41

HX 115

28/03/41

03/04/41

16/04/41

16/04/41

HX 121

27/04/41

03/05/41

20/05/41

20/05/41

HX 128

unknown

06/06/41

11/06/41

20/06/41

OB 334

25/06/41

25/06/41

30/06/41

30/06/41

HX 136

13/07/41

18/07/41

11/07/41

16/07/41

OB 345

24/07/41

26/07/41

16/08/41

16/08/41

HX 145

25/08/41

31/08/41

30/08/41

04/09/41

ON 011

11/09/41

11/09/41

26/01/42

29/01/42

CARNIVAL

01/02/42

04/02/42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  HMS CANTON  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

20/07/40

20/07/40

SL 040F

01/08/40

01/08/40

16/07/40

01/08/40

SL 040

02/08/40

08/08/40

18/08/40

18/08/40

SL 044

05/09/40

07/09/40

10/09/40

27/09/40

AP 003/1

09/10/40

22/10/40

28/11/40

28/11/40

SL 057

15/12/40

19/12/40

20/01/41

20/01/41

SL 063

09/02/41

09/02/41

12/03/41

12/03/41

SL 068

21/03/41

21/03/41

03/07/41

03/07/41

SL 080

07/07/41

29/07/41

17/10/41

17/10/41

CT 004

21/10/41

23/10/41

15/03/43

15/03/43

CM 040/1

19/03/43

unknown

22/03/43

26/03/43

CM 040

30/03/43

01/04/43

30/03/43

30/03/43

CM 040B

08/04/43

08/04/43

10/04/43

10/04/43

BA 042

15/04/43

15/04/43

10/04/43

10/04/43

PB 035

unknown

17/04/43

04/05/43

04/05/43

AB 008

10/05/43

10/05/43

26/05/43

29/05/43

US 019

04/06/43

04/06/43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  HMS CARNARVON CASTLE  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

25/11/39

25/11/39

SL 010F

08/12/39

08/12/39

27/12/39

27/12/39

SL 014F

08/01/40

11/01/40

16/01/40

16/01/40

SL 017

31/01/40

04/02/40

17/04/40

17/04/40

SL 028F

22/04/40

22/04/40

01/05/40

01/05/40

SL 030

15/05/40

18/05/40

31/05/40

31/05/40

SL 034

14/06/40

15/06/40

01/07/40

01/07/40

SL 038

17/07/40

20/07/40

10/09/40

10/09/40

SL 047

26/09/40

28/09/40

10/09/40

unknown

AP 003/1

04/10/40

22/10/40

22/11/41

22/11/41

CF 003/2

01/12/41

01/12/41

05/11/43

05/11/43

SR 007/1

12/11/43

12/11/43

31/10/43

16/11/43

MKF 025A

21/11/43

24/11/43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 HMS CARTHAGE  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

06/09/40

06/09/40

AK 001/1

17/09/40

17/09/40

10/09/40

09/10/40

AP 003/1

15/10/40

22/10/40

08/10/40

15/10/40

SW 002

22/10/40

22/10/40

29/10/40

01/11/40

WS 003

07/11/40

16/11/40

03/10/40

01/11/40

WS 003A

07/11/40

27/10/40

01/11/40

10/11/40

WS 003C

16/11/40

16/11/40

09/12/40

09/12/40

CM 007

unknown

15/12/40

07/06/41

09/06/41

CM 011

unknown

19/06/41

13/10/41

13/10/41

SW 010

19/10/41

19/10/41

21/10/41

21/10/41

SW 010/1

27/10/41

27/10/41

31/12/41

31/12/41

BA 012

06/01/42

06/01/42

09/11/42

09/11/42

CM 034

21/11/42

21/11/42

10/01/43

10/01/43

MC 003

23/01/43

23/01/43

08/05/43

08/05/43

BA 043

16/05/43

16/05/43

30/05/43

30/05/43

CM 042

10/06/43

10/06/43

15/06/43

15/06/43

KR 005

27/06/43

27/06/43

17/09/43

18/09/43

MKF 024

23/09/43

07/10/43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 HMS CATHAY  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

23/06/40

23/06/40

BN 001

04/07/40

12/07/40

17/07/40

17/07/40

BN 002

26/07/40

05/08/40

26/08/40

26/08/40

SL 045

14/09/40

15/09/40

15/12/40

20/12/40

SL 059

31/12/40

05/01/41

17/05/41

17/05/41

SL 075

12/06/41

13/06/41

05/08/41

05/08/41

SL 083

28/08/41

28/08/41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 HMS CHESHIRE  

         

Date convoy sailed

Joined convoy as escort

Convoy No.

Left convoy

Date convoy arrived

13/01/40

13/01/40

SL 016F

24/01/40

27/01/40

14/02/40

14/02/40

SL 020F

28/02/40

28/02/40

14/03/40

14/03/40

SL 024

29/03/40

31/03/40

06/06/41

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HX 131

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23/06/41

16/06/41

23/06/41

OB 335

24/06/41

02/07/41

04/07/41

04/07/41

BHX 137

10/07/41

10/07/41

06/07/41

09/07/41

HX 137

10/07/41

22/07/41

04/08/42

07/08/42

SL 118

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