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Convoy OA.53

Departed Southend on 14 December 1939
Dispersed on 16 December 1939
Hague's records contain 16 merchants and 2 escorts (28 ships TDS)

Vessel
Pdt.
Tons
Built
Cargo
Notes
AMBERTON (Br)
 
5,377
1928
 
BARRY
BALMORALWOOD (Br)
35
5,834
1937
 
HALIFAX
CADILLAC (Br)
15
12,062
1917
 
ARUBA
COPTIC (Br)
23
10,629
1928
 
AUSTRALIA
D L HARPER (Br)
24
12,223
1933
 
ARUBA
DIALA (Br)
14
8,106
1938
 
 
DIXCOVE (Br)
22
3,790
1927
General
DAKAR
ENCHANTRESS 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 14/12 - 16/12
EURYLOCHUS (Br)
41
5,723
1912
 
LIVERPOOL
GEDDINGTON COURT (Br)
 
6,903
1928
 
CARDIFF
HADLEIGH (Br)
 
5,222
1930
 
CARDIFF
HENRI DESPREZ (Fr)
13
9,805
1932
 
HOUSTON
INANDA (Br)
21
5,985
1925
Sulphite, Passengers
DEMERARA
ONTARIOLITE (Br)
 
8,889
1925
 
 
QUEENSBURY (Br)
12
3,911
1931
 
MONTEVIDEO
RANGITANE (Br)
31
16,712
1929
General, Passengers
CAPETOWN
REMUERA (Br)
25
11,445
1911
 
TACOMA
WHITEHALL 
 
 
 
 
ESCORT 15/12 - 16/12

Additional notes by Arnold Hague and co-workers for convoy OA.53:

    COMMODORE: R-Adm J C HAMILTON IN EURYLOCHUS
    VICE COMMODORE: SHIP'S MASTER IN INANDA
Data supplied by Don Kindell, extracted from the late Arnold Hague's papers with the kind permission of Mrs. Gill Hague.