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Convoy HX.227

Departed from NYC on 18 February 1943.
Arrived Liverpool on 6 March 1943.
Hague's records contain 71 merchants and 18 escorts (66 ships TDS)

Vessel
Pdt.
Tons
Built
Cargo
Notes
ACANTHUS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 25/02 - 05/03
AXTELL J BYLES (US)
55
9,059
1927
FFO
SCAPA FLOW
B.P. NEWTON (Nor)
115
10,324
1940
AVGAS
 
BAYANO (Br)
132
6,815
1917
FRIG EX HALIFAX
 
BELINDA (Nor)
64
8,325
1939
PARAFFIN
 
BENJAMIN CHEW (US)
34
7,191
1942
GENERAL
 
BENJAMIN H LATROBE (US)
44
7,176
1942
GENERAL
 
BENJAMIN WILLIAMS (US)
43
7,177
1942
GENERAL
 
BROCKHOLST LIVINGSTON (US)
84
7,176
1942
GENERAL
 
BUCTOUCHE 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 20/02 - 24/02
CITY OF GLASGOW (Br)
35
5,321
1920
FRIG, GENERAL
 
COLLIS P HUNTINGTON (US)
53
7,177
1942
GENERAL
 
COLUMBIA STAR (Br)
123
8,293
1939
FRIG, GENERAL
 
CORRALES (Br)
103
5,363
1930
FRIG, GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
DAVILA (Br)
95
8,053
1938
FFO
 
DILOMA (Br)
111
8,146
1939
AVGAS
 
EGLANTINE 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 24/02 - 05/03
EL ALETO (Br)
102
7,203
1927
PETROL
 
ELEAZAR WHEELOCK (US)
11
7,191
1942
GENERAL
 
EMPIRE BRONZE (Br)
45
8,142
1940
PETROL, PARAFFIN EX HALIFAX
 
EMPIRE KAMAL (Br)
73
7,862
1938
GENERAL
 
EMPIRE WAIMANA (Br)
133
8,129
1911
FRIG, GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
FAIRLAND (US)
82
6,165
1942
GENERAL, 800 MAILS
203 PASSENGERS
FAME 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 24/02 - 05/03
FERNCOURT (Nor)
62
9,918
1938
FUEL OIL
 
FORT ABITIBI (Br)
143
7,122
1942
FLOUR EX HALIFAX
 
FRANCIS MARION (US)
31
7,177
1942
GENERAL
 
FRED W WELLER (US)
 
9,485
1917
 
HALIFAX
GEORGE BANCROFT (US)
85
7,176
1942
GENERAL
 
GLENAFFRIC (Br)
13
7,782
1920
GENERAL
 
GOOD GULF (Pan)
63
7,805
1938
FFO
 
GRANBY 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 18/02 - 21/02
GULF OF VENEZUELA (US)
121
6,910
1919
DIESO
 
HAAKON HAUAN (Nor)
122
6,582
1935
AVGAS
 
IROQUOIS (Br)
113
8,937
1907
FFO
 
JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY (US)
23
7,176
1942
STORES
 
JOHN LANGDON (US)
22
7,176
1942
STEEL, GENERAL
 
JOHN VINING (US)
54
7,191
1942
GENERAL
APPROX ARRIVAL DATE
JOSEPH HEWES (US)
32
7,177
1942
GENERAL
 
KALDFONN (Nor)
101
9,931
1936
FUEL OIL, CRUDE OIL
 
KINGCUP 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 24/02 - 05/03
LAURENT MEEUS (Bel)
61
6,429
1930
DIESO
 
LUMINETTA (Br)
74
6,159
1927
FFO
 
MANCHESTER EXPORTER (Br)
81
5,277
1918
GENERAL
 
MATAPEDIA 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 18/02 - 21/02
MEDICINE HAT 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 20/02 - 24/02
MERIWETHER LEWIS (US)
12
7,176
1942
STORES, PT BOATS
STRAGGLED
MOSLI (Nor)
75
8,291
1935
FFO
 
NARVIK 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 04/03 - 06/03
NELEUS (Br)
14
6,479
1911
W AFRICAN PDTS
 
NEW ZEALAND STAR (Br)
124
12,436
1935
FRIG, GENERAL
 
NIAGARA 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 20/02 - 24/02
NORHOLM (Nor)
131
9,813
1941
PARAFFIN, OIL
 
NORTHERN SUN (US)
72
8,865
1931
GAS OIL
 
ORARI (Br)
134
10,350
1931
FRIG
 
PAN ARUBA (Nor)
71
9,231
1931
PARAFFIN, VAP OIL
 
PAUL H HARWOOD (US)
21
6,610
1918
GAS OIL
 
POLARTANK (Nor)
 
6,356
1930
 
COLLISION WITH ROBERT HOWE, RETURNED
PORT ALMA (Br)
51
8,400
1928
FRIG, GENERAL
 
R G STEWART (US)
 
9,229
1917
 
HALIFAX
RED DEER 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 18/02 - 21/02
RICHMOND MUMFORD PEARSON (US)
52
7,176
1942
STORES, FOOD
 
RIMOUSKI 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 18/02 - 21/02
ROBERT HOWE (US)
 
7,177
1943
 
COLLISION WITH POLARTANK, RETURNED
ROBERT M LA FOLLETTE (US)
83
7,191
1943
GENERAL
 
ROBERT TREAT PAINE (US)
42
7,191
1942
STORES
 
ROYAL STAR (Br)
24
7,900
1919
FRIG
 
SALABANGKA (Du)
135
6,586
1920
GENERAL
 
SAN VULFRANO (Br)
 
8,167
1942
 
PUT BACK AFTER COLLISION
SANTA CATALINA (US)
93
6,507
1942
GENERAL
 
SANTA TERESA (US)
142
8,095
1939
GENERAL
103 PASSENGERS
SKARAAS (Nor)
112
9,826
1936
AVGAS
 
ST LAURENT 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 24/02 - 05/03
STIKLESTAD (Nor)
92
9,349
1938
PETROL
 
STRINDA (Nor)
105
10,973
1937
FUEL OIL
 
THOMAS R MARSHALL (US)
41
7,200
1943
STORES
 
THORSHOV (Nor)
94
9,955
1935
PETROL
 
TILAPA (Br)
104
5,392
1928
FRIG
 
TIMMINS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 20/02 - 24/02
TOLTEC (Hon)
 
5,516
1929
 
ICELAND
TRAIL 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 20/02 - 24/02
TUDOR PRINCE (Br)
125
1,914
1940
GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
USCGC BIBB 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 01/03 - 03/03
VERVAIN 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 25/02 - 05/03
VISCOUNT 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 24/02 - 05/03
VOCO (Br)
114
5,090
1925
LUB OIL
 
WADE HAMPTON (US)
33
7,176
1942
GENERAL
STRAGGLED
WALLACE E PRATT (US)
91
7,991
1937
GAS OIL
 
WATERLAND (Du)
141
6,847
1922
GENERAL
 

Additional notes by Arnold Hague and co-workers for convoy HX.227:

    WLE(S) 24.18.5 SOE GRANBY. WLE(N) 24.18.2 SOE NIAGARA, OCEAN 24.1.4 (B6) SOE FAME, ICELAND ESC USS BIBB, LPL ESCORT NARVIK
    COMMODORE: Capt J ELLIOT DSO RD RNR IN MANCHESTER EXPORTER
    VICE COMMODORE: SHIP'S MASTER IN PORT ALMA
Data supplied by Don Kindell, extracted from the late Arnold Hague's papers with the kind permission of Mrs. Gill Hague.