Military Convoy WS.1

WS.1 Depart UK June 28, 1940
Depart Freetown July 9, 1940
Arrive Capetown July 16, 1940
Arrive Ceylon July 29, 1940

Convoy WS.1 carried some 10,000 reinforcement troops destined for the Middle East.
Line astern formation was adopted in conditions of poor visibility with HMS CUMBERLAND sailing 25°, 1 mile ahead on the port bow of leading vessel (Queen Mary).