RFA Tankers at Alexandria and Gibraltar June 1940

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Jordi Comas
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RFA Tankers at Alexandria and Gibraltar June 1940

Post by Jordi Comas » Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:14 pm

Hi all,

Some RFA tankers were in Alexandria (12) and Gibraltar (6) when Italy joined the war on 11 June 1940:

This is my list but I don't know if that is correct or not:
Alexandria: Pass of Balmaha, Brambleleaf, Cherryleaf, Olna, Petrella, British Union, Duffield, Marie Maersk, Clydefield, War Krishna and 2 more.

Gibraltar: Delphinula, Roseleaf, Viscol, John P. Pedersen, San Claudio and 1 more.

Any correction?

Thank you.
Platon Alexiades
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Re: RFA Tankers at Alexandria and Gibraltar June 1940

Post by Platon Alexiades » Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:08 pm

Hello Jordi,

Alexandria:

I have Pass of Balmaha arriving at Alexandria only on 12 June 1940 (from Gib) and I have Clydefield apparently leaving Port Said on 7 June (I believe for Aden?).
I agree for Brambleleaf, Cherryleaf, Olna, British Union and Duffield and War Krishna. I do not seem to have Petrella and Marie Maersk but I can add Toneline and Zahra.

Gibraltar:

I have Delphinula, Viscol and San Claudio but not Roseleaf and John P. Pedersen.

My information is sketchy so I can be wrong...

Best regards,

Platon
Jordi Comas
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Re: RFA Tankers at Alexandria and Gibraltar June 1940

Post by Jordi Comas » Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:35 pm

Thank you Platon!

Petrella seems to be at Port Said
Clydefield departed Port Said on 6 June 1940 and arrived at Aden on 12 June 1940

Regards
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