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Convoy HX.232

Departed from NYC on 1 April 1943.
Arrived Liverpool on 16 April 1943.
Hague's records contain 51 merchants and 17 escorts (47 ships TDS)

Vessel
Pdt.
Tons
Built
Cargo
Notes
ALFRED MOORE (US)
23
7,177
1943
GENERAL
 
AZALEA 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 08/04 - 15/04
BELINDA (Nor)
102
8,325
1939
AVGAS
 
BRITISH CHARACTER (Br)
64
8,453
1941
AVGAS
 
BRITISH TRADITION (Br)
43
8,443
1942
AVGAS
 
CALIFORNIA EXPRESS (Nor)
52
3,649
1934
GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
CANARA (Br)
81
7,024
1942
GENERAL, EXPL
 
COMANCHEE (Br)
41
6,837
1936
LUB OIL
 
CONTESSA (Hon)
63
5,512
1930
EXPL
191 TROOPS
CORRALES (Br)
111
5,363
1930
FRIG, GENERAL
 
DAGHESTAN (Br)
32
7,248
1941
FLOUR EX HALIFAX
 
DELFTDIJK (Du)
73
10,220
1929
GENERAL, EXPL EX HALIFAX
 
DUKE OF SPARTA (Br)
75
5,397
1940
GRAIN EX HALIFAX
 
DUNDAS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 01/04 - 05/04
ECLIPSE (Br)
94
9,767
1931
PETROL, VAP OIL
 
ECLIPSE 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 12/04 - 15/04
EDWARD B DUDLEY (US)
95
7,177
1943
GENERAL, EXPL EX HALIFAX
STRAGGLED
EL OCEANO (Pan)
55
6,767
1925
GENERAL
 
ELIPHALET NOTT (US)
24
7,176
1943
EXPL, GENERAL
 
EMPIRE CONFIDENCE (Br)
101
5,023
1935
GENERAL
 
EMPIRE FAITH (Br)
74
7,061
1941
GRAIN EX HALIFAX
 
EMPIRE FLINT (Br)
92
8,129
1941
PETROL
 
EMPIRE STANLEY (Br)
51
6,921
1941
GENERAL
 
EROS (Br)
82
5,888
1936
FRIG, GENERAL
20 PASSENGERS
ESCAPADE 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 08/04 - 15/04
ESSO BALTIMORE (US)
42
7,940
1938
USN FUEL
 
FORT AMHERST (Br)
 
3,489
1936
 
HALIFAX
FORT SOURIS (Br)
12
7,134
1942
GRAIN
fitted with AND
FORT WALSH (Br)
13
7,126
1943
LUMBER, GENERAL
RET ST JOHNS NF VIA ON 176
FRESNO CITY II (Br)
122
7,261
1942
GENERAL, fitted with AND
SUNK BY U 563 & U 706
FURY 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 12/04 - 15/04
GARLAND 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 08/04 - 15/04
GEORGE CHAMBERLAIN (US)
54
7,176
1942
PHOSPHATES
 
GULF OF VENEZUELA (US)
112
6,910
1919
PETROL
 
GULFTIDE (US)
 
7,140
1937
 
HALIFAX
HERANGER (Nor)
53
4,877
1930
EXPL, GENERAL
 
HOPECROWN (Br)
11
5,180
1937
GRAIN EX HALIFAX
 
ICARUS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 12/04 - 16/04
INGLEFIELD 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 12/04 - 16/04
KENTUCKIAN (US)
21
5,200
1910
GRAIN, EXPL
RETURNED
KEPPEL 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 13/04 - 16/04
KING S WOOLSEY (US)
22
7,176
1942
AMMO, GENERAL
 
LOCHMONAR (Br)
31
9,412
1924
FRIG EX HALIFAX
 
MADRAS CITY (Br)
93
5,080
1940
GENERAL
 
MORMACMOON (US)
61
7,939
1940
GENERAL, 30 MAILS
6 PASSENGERS
NARCISSUS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 08/04 - 16/04
NOAH WEBSTER (US)
103
7,176
1943
GENERAL, EXPL EX HALIFAX
 
NORANDA 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 01/04 - 08/04
NORTH KING (Pan)
 
4,934
1903
STORES EX ST JOHN NF
UK FOR ICELAND
ORNEFJELL (Nor)
33
1,334
1937
NAVAL STORES EX HALIFAX
UK FOR ICELAND
PACIFIC GROVE (Br)
121
7,117
1928
GENERAL
SUNK BY U 563
PORT ADELAIDE (Br)
71
8,422
1919
FRIG, GENERAL
 
RENONCULE 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 08/04 - 16/04
RICHARD OLNEY (US)
34
7,191
1943
SUGAR
 
ROSELYS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 08/04 - 15/04
SAINTONGE (Br)
72
9,386
1936
FFO
 
SKANDINAVIA (Nor)
83
10,044
1940
AVGAS
 
ST CLAIR 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 04/04 - 05/04
THORHILD (Nor)
84
10,316
1935
PETROL
 
THORSHOVDI (Nor)
62
9,944
1937
FFO
 
TIGRE (Nor)
85
5,498
1926
GENERAL
 
TIMMINS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 01/04 - 08/04
TOORAK (Br)
113
8,627
1927
GAS OIL
 
TRAIL 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 01/04 - 08/04
TUNGSHA (Nor)
114
5,506
1924
GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
ULYSSES (Du)
104
2,666
1918
GENERAL EX HALIFAX
SUNK BY U 563
WESTLAND (Du)
91
5,888
1931
GENERAL
 
WITHERINGTON 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 08/04 - 13/04

Additional notes by Arnold Hague and co-workers for convoy HX.232:

    WLE(S) 24.18.6 (W6) SOE TIMMINS, WLE(N) 24.18.6 (W6) SOE ST CLAIR WITH TIMMINS, TRAIL & NORANDA FROM WLE(S)
    OCEAN ESCORT TU 24.1.17 (B3) SOE ESCAPADE, OCEAN SUPPORT 4EG SOE INGLEFIELD, WESTERN SUPPORT 24.12.4 WITHERINGTON
    4EG JOINED FROM SC 125. KEPPEL JOINED FROM GREENOCK. MULGRAVE NOMINATED FOR WLE(N) BUT UNABLE TO SAIL
    AZALEA LANDED 159 SURVIVORS AT CLYDE 15.4.43
    COMMODORE: R-Adm J POWELL DSO IN PORT ADELAIDE
    VICE COMMODORE: SHIP'S MASTER IN EMPIRE CONFIDENCE
Data supplied by Don Kindell, extracted from the late Arnold Hague's papers with the kind permission of Mrs. Gill Hague.