Ready For Anything: The Royal Fleet Auxiliary 1905-1950

Ready For Anything: The Royal Fleet Auxiliary 1905-1950

by Geoff Puddefoot

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ISBN-13: 9781473817470
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 11/30/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 20 MB
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Preface and Acknowledgements xi

Introduction xiii

1 Supplying the Fleet … Before the RFA 1

2 The Beginning: 1905-14 12

3 The First World War 31

4 Cargo Tramps, Freighting Tankers and Franco's Spain (1918-39) 61

5 The Second World War: The Atlantic and North Sea 85

6 The Atlantic: Turning the Tide 99

7 The Second World War: The Mediterranean 109

8 The Pacific and Indian Oceans 120

9 The British Pacific Fleet Train 127

10 Final Days: Europe, the Pacific and Armistice 138

11 Post-war Changes 148

Ship Data Tables 159

Appendix 1 Chronology of World Events and RFA Involvement 1900-50 197

Appendix 2 RFA Colour Schemes 209

Appendix 3 Service, Honours and Awards 211

Appendix 4 Battle Honours Awarded to RFA Ships 1905-50 213

Appendix 5 Refuelling at Sea 1905-50 215

References 219

Index 221

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