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Unit History: RFA Aldersdale

RFA Aldersdale
RFA Aldersdale (X 34) was a Royal Fleet Auxiliary Oiler ship) lost during convoy PQ17 in 1942 and was originally one of 6 ships ordered by the British Tanker Co which were purchased on the stocks by the Admiralty.
Ordered  : 1936
Laid down: September 1936
Launched : 07 July 1937
Commissioned :17 September 1937
Fate         : |Damaged by bombing from 3 Junkers aircraft after Convoy PQ 17 had been ordered to scatter on 05 July 1942 and was abandoned. The drifting wreck was torpedoed and sunk by U-457 on 07 July 1942.
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Active From: 1937 - 1942

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