Convoy HX.273

Departed from NYC on 29 December 1943.
Arrived Liverpool on 14 January 1944.
Hague's records contain 50 merchants and 19 escorts (45 ships TDS)
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Vessel
Pdt.
Tons
Built
Cargo
Notes
ACCRINGTON (Br)
55
1,678
1910
 
RESCUE SHIP
ALCOA TRADER (US)
101
4,986
1920
GENERAL
 
ALEXANDER H STEPHENS (US)
83
7,176
1942
GENERAL, A/C
 
ALEXANDER HAMILTON (US)
122
7,191
1942
GENERAL
RETURNED
AMOS G THROOP (US)
42
7,176
1942
GENERAL, EXPL
 
ARGOLIKOS (Gk)
34
4,786
1921
GRAIN EX HALIFAX
 
ASKOT (Nor)
 
1,323
1938
 
POSSIBLY THIS CONVOY
ATHELVICTOR (Br)
43
8,410
1941
PETROL
 
ATLANTA CITY (US)
21
5,686
1921
GENERAL, LUMBER, STEEL, AFVs, A/C
ARR LPL 15/1
AYLMER 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 07/01 - 11/01
BALFOUR 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 03/01 - 11/01
BENTLEY 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 03/01 - 11/01
CLAN FARQUHAR (Br)
131
7,958
1918
GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
CLEMATIS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 03/01 - 14/01
DAVID BUSHNELL (US)
94
7,181
1942
GENERAL, FLOUR EX HALIFAX
 
DORELIAN (Br)
61
6,431
1923
FRIG, GENERAL
 
EDWARD P ALEXANDER (US)
113
7,201
1943
GENERAL, EXPL
RETURNED
ELM PARK (Br)
74
7,136
1943
GENERAL, EXPL EX HALIFAX
fitted with AND
ELONA (Br)
92
6,192
1936
ACETONE, ALCOHOL
 
EMPIRE ALLIANCE (Br)
33
9,909
1943
AVGAS
 
EMPIRE FLAG (Br)
102
7,024
1943
FRIG
fitted with AND
EMPIRE MACALPINE (Br)
63
7,954
1943
GRAIN
MAC SHIP
EMPIRE VISCOUNT (Br)
52
8,882
1929
GASOIL A/C
ESCORT OILER
FORT BEAUSEJOUR (Br)
132
7,151
1943
GRAIN, AFVs EX HALIFAX
 
FORT MARIN (Br)
71
7,159
1943
GENERAL
 
FORT TICONDEROGA (Br)
14
7,138
1943
WHEAT, GENERAL, AFVs EX HALIFAX
fitted with AND
FORT TOWNSHEND (Br)
24
3,489
1936
GENERAL, PASSENGERS
EX HALIFAX TO ST JOHNS NF
FORT VENANGO (Br)
32
7,166
1943
GENERAL
fitted with AND
GDYNIA (Sw)
84
1,636
1934
GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
GENTIAN 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 03/01 - 14/01
GEORGE A CUSTER (US)
134
7,176
1942
GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
GEORGE E PICKETT (US)
123
7,244
1942
GENERAL
fitted with AND
GEORGE P GARRISON (US)
121
7,244
1943
GENERAL
fitted with AND
GODERICH 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 31/12 - 01/01
GOODALL 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 07/01 - 11/01
GYDA (Br)
133
1,695
1934
GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
HEATHER 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 03/01 - 14/01
HESPERUS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 03/01 - 12/01
JACOB THOMPSON (US)
111
7,218
1943
DIESO
 
JAMES SHIELDS (US)
112
7,176
1943
GENERAL EXPL
 
JOEL R POINSETT (US)
12
7,176
1943
GENERAL
 
JOHN MITCHELL (US)
54
7,191
1942
GENERAL
 
JOSEPH GOLDBERGER (US)
41
7,218
1943
USN FUEL
 
KALDFONN (Nor)
73
9,931
1936
FUEL OIL
ESCORT OILER
LOCKEPORT 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 31/12 - 01/01
LOU GEHRIG (US)
31
7,176
1943
GENERAL
 
LOUIS KOSSUTH (US)
13
7,176
1943
GENERAL
 
LUCIEN B MAXWELL (US)
51
7,244
1943
SUGAR
RETURNED
MAYA (Hon)
44
5,523
1929
MEAT
 
MINAS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 29/12 - 03/01
MINNESOTAN (US)
81
5,202
1912
GENERAL
RETURNED ST JOHNS
MOKIHANA (US)
124
7,460
1921
GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
MORGENEN (Nor)
82
7,093
1930
LUB OIL
60 DCs
MOURNE 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 03/01 - 14/01
PACHESHAM (Br)
 
6,090
1920
NEWSPRINT EX ST JOHNS NF
 
SAMUEL MOODY (US)
104
7,176
1942
GRAIN, GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
SEBASTIAN VIZCAINO (US)
11
7,176
1942
GENERAL, BARGES
RETURNED
SOLARIUM (Br)
23
6,239
1936
GAS OIL
 
SPINANGER (Nor)
72
7,429
1927
PETROL, OIL
ESCORT OILER
SUN YAT-SEN (US)
93
7,176
1943
PETROL, STEEL, BARGES
 
SWEETBRIAR 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 03/01 - 14/01
THE PAS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 29/12 - 03/01
THOMAS HEYWARD (US)
103
7,176
1942
GENERAL, EXPL
 
TRURO 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 29/12 - 03/01
VESPER 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 03/01 - 13/01
WILLIAM E BORAH (US)
114
7,180
1943
GENERAL EX HALIFAX
 
WILLIAM JAMES (US)
91
7,176
1943
GENERAL
 
WILLIAM PHIPS (US)
54
7,176
1943
GENERAL, EXPL EX HALIFAX
 
WOODROW WILSON (US)
22
7,177
1943
GENERAL, EXPL
 

Additional notes by Arnold Hague and co-workers for convoy HX.273:

    WLE W4 SOE THE PAS, HX LOCAL GODERICH & LOCKEPORT, OCEAN B2 SOE HESPERUS
    AYLMER, BALFOUR, BENTLEY & GOODALL, ATTACHED FOR DELIVERY PASSAGE, DETACHED TO ON 219 IN SUPPORT
    COMMODORE: R-Adm SIR E O COCHRANE KBE IN FORT MARIN
    VICE COMMODORE: Capt F RATSEY RN IN FORT VENANGO
Data supplied by Don Kindell, extracted from the late Arnold Hague's papers with the kind permission of Mrs. Gill Hague.