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APPENDICES


Appendix A - Convoy System - Statistical Tables illustrating the allocation and collection of Escort Forces

I     
II  (a)
     (b)
III (a)
     (b)
     (c)
IV     
V  (a)
     (b)
     (c)
     (d)
British Cruiser Forces: distribution, April 1917
British Cruiser Forces: on ocean escort duty, June and December 1917.
British Cruiser Forces: June and November 1918.
Destroyers: distribution and employment of, in Home Waters during inauguration of Convoy System, April 1917.
Destroyers: June 1917.
Destroyers: July 1917.
Destroyers: Atlantic Convoys, under destroyer escort, June and July 1917.
Destroyers, Sloops and Patrol Boats: number employed on escort duty in the danger zone, July 1917.
Destroyers, Sloops and Patrol Boats: November 1917.
Destroyers, Sloops and Patrol Boats: April 1918.
Destroyers, Sloops and Patrol Boats; September 1918.


Appendix B - Convoy System - Statistical Tables illustrating the Volume of Trade Convoyed

I    (a)   
     (b)   
II  (a)   
     (b)   
III (a)   
     (b)   
Abbreviations Used in Describing Convoys
Chronological table: Atlantic Convoys, May 1917-November 1918.
Chronological table: Summary.
Chronological table: Scandinavian Convoys, Norway-Humber, April 29, 1917-January 16, 1918.
Chronological table: Norway-East Coast, England, January 16, 1918-November 1918.
Chronological table: French Coal Trade Convoys, March-December 1917.
Chronological table: January-November 1918.


(Part 4 of 4)


Appendix C - Submarine Warfare in the Mediterranean

I
II
III
February 1917-November 1918
Otranto Barrage: April-August 1918
Otranto Barrage Force: May-September 1918

 

Appendix D - Naval Armistice

I       
II        
III (a)   
    (b)   
    (c)
Germany - Text of conditions as first drafted by the Allied Naval Council.
ditto – As finally approved by the Supreme War Council
Turkey – As prepared by the War Office and Admiralty, October 7, 1918
ditto – As sent to Admiral Calthorpe, October 22, 1918
ditto – As signed, October 30, 1918

 

Appendix E - Submarine Warfare in Home Waters

 

Appendix F - Expansion of the Fleet

 

Appendix G - Losses of British and Allied Warships and Auxiliaries

 

Appendix H - Losses of Enemy Warships and Auxiliaries

 

Appendix I - Numbers Borne in H.M. Fleet on Specified Dates

 

Appendix J - Number of Officers and Men that Served During the War

 

Appendix K - Statement of Casualties



 

 

APPENDIX A


CONVOY SYSTEM

Contents - Statistical Tables Illustrating the Allocation and Collection or Escort Forces



I     
II  (a)
     (b)
III (a)
     (b)
     (c)
IV     
V  (a)
     (b)
     (c)
     (d)
British Cruiser Forces: distribution, April 1917
British Cruiser Forces: on ocean escort duty, June and December 1917.
British Cruiser Forces: June and November 1918.
Destroyers: distribution and employment of, in Home Waters during inauguration of Convoy System, April 1917.
Destroyers: June 1917.
Destroyers: July 1917.
Destroyers: Atlantic Convoys, under destroyer escort, June and July 1917.
Destroyers, Sloops and Patrol Boats: number employed on escort duty in the danger zone, July 1917.
Destroyers, Sloops and Patrol Boats: November 1917.
Destroyers, Sloops and Patrol Boats: April 1918.
Destroyers, Sloops and Patrol Boats; September 1918.

 

 

Appendix A.I

 

BRITISH CRUISER FORCES APRIL 1917


HOME WATERS FOREIGN STATIONS
Ships & Squadrons.

BATTLE CRUISERS
1st and 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron .C.F.)
CRUISERS
Attached to Grand Fleet Flagship
2nd Cruiser Squadron (G.F.)
East Coast England (command)
Portsmouth (command)
Devonport (command)
Particular Service
Unallocated
Total
No


9
 
1
5
1
5
3
1
1
26
Ships & Squadrons

CRUISERS
Mediterranean Fleet
Gibraltar
North America and West Indies Squadron
9th Cruiser Squadron
Cape of Good Hope (command)
East Indies and Egypt (command)
Eastern Pacific (command)
Total
No


5
1
6
3
1
1
1
18
LIGHT CRUISERS
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th Light Cruiser Squadrons (B.C.F.)
Attached Grand Fleet Battle Squadrons
3rd Battle Squadron
4th light Cruiser Squadron (G.F.)
5th Light Cruiser Squadron (Harwich)
Flotillas and Bases
Particular Service
Unallocated
Total

17
3
1
6
8
16
5
1
57
LIGHT CRUISERS
Mediterranean Fleet
North America and West Indies Squadron
Cruiser Force D.
West Coast Africa (command)
Cape of Good Hope (command)
East Coast South America (command)
Australian Fleet
Eastern Pacific (command)
China Station
East Indies and Egypt (command)
Unallocated
Total

9
1
1
2
4
2
3
1
3
10
2
38
ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS
10th Cruiser Squadron
Particular Service
Total

25
1
26
ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS
North America and West Indies Squadron
9th Cruiser Squadron
Cruiser Force D.
East Coast of South America (command)
Cape of Good Hope (command)
China Station
Eastern Pacific (command)
Total

1
2
1
4
2
1
3
14
    
Grand Total 109 Grand Total 70
 
Note. - The numbers include old cruisers or light cruisers, retaining some part of their armament, employed as overflow ships or training ships, but does not include disarmed depot ships.

 

 

Appendix A.II

 

BRITISH CRUISER FORCE EMPLOYED ON OCEAN ESCORT DUTY

 

(a) 1917

 

June-July 1917 December 1917
Squadron. Number. Losses, etc., July-Dec. 1917 Squadron. Number. Losses, etc., Dec. 1917 - June 1918.
CRUISERS     CRUISERS    
North America and West Indies Squadron 4 1 North America and West Indies Squadron 6 -
Special Service 1 1 2nd Cruiser Squadron 3 1
      9th Cruiser Squadron 2 1
LIGHT CRUISERS     LIGHT CRUISERS    
North America and West Indies Squadron 2 - North America and West Indies Squadron 2 -
ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS     ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS    
10th Cruiser Squadron 3 - 10th Cruiser Squadron 18 3
      9th Cruiser Squadron 3 -
      East Coast of South America 1 -
COMMISSIONED ESCORT SHIPS 4 1 COMMISSIONED ESCORT SHIPS 7 1
Total 14 3

Total

42 6

 

 

 

Appendix A.II

 

(b) 1918

 

June 1918 November 1918
Squadron. Number. Losses, etc., June-Nov. 1918 Squadron. Number.  
      BATTLESHIP    
      9th Cruiser Squadron 1  
CRUISERS     CRUISERS    
North America and West Indies Squadron 7 - North America and West Indies Squadron 7  
2nd Cruiser Squadron 2 1 2nd Cruiser Squadron 1  
9th Cruiser Squadron 1   9th Cruiser Squadron 1  
China Station 1 1      
LIGHT CRUISERS     LIGHT CRUISERS    
North America and West Indies Squadron 2 - North America and West Indies Squadron 2  
Gibraltar Command 1 - Gibraltar Command 2  
ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS     ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS    
East Coast of South America 3 - East Coast of South America 3  
9th Cruiser Squadron 3 1 9th Cruiser Squadron 2  
Cape of Good Hope Command 1 1 Eastern Pacific 2  
Eastern Pacific 1 - Detached Service 19  
Detached Service 20 2      
COMMISSIONED ESCORT SHIPS 8 - COMMISSIONED ESCORT SHIPS 10
Total 50 5

Total

50  

 

 

 

Appendix A.III

 

DISTRIBUTION AND EMPLOYMENT OF DESTROYERS DURING INAUGURATION OF CONVOY SYSTEM

 

(a)   Home Waters. April, 1917

 

Average number of vessels allotted daily to various services during the month.

 

Destroyers in Home Waters (not including Flotilla Leaders, Torpedo Boats, Destroyers attached to Submarine Flotillas, or P-boats):


"River" Class
Later than "River" Class
Total
84
195
279


Grand Fleet. Scapa and Rosyth.

11th, 12th, 14th, 15th Flotillas (72), (Scapa); 13th Flotilla (27), (Rosyth):

Harwich Force. Harwich.

10th Flotilla (28):

 

Dover Force. Dover and Dunkirk.

6th Flotilla (37):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of these 99:

Escort Dutch trade; Dover reinforcement; attack on German trade between Rotterdam and German ports; defence against enemy de­stroyer and Zeppelin or S/M raids on east Coast; escort of minelayers

25

Patrol of Straits; escort of transports and supply ships; protection of
trade in the Downs; defence of barrage

24

Based on Invergordon

4

Under repair

3

Under repair

13

Detached, on anti-S/M work:

 

 

 

 

Queenstown

8

 

 

 

 

Aberdeen

4

 

 

 

 

Devonport

4

 

 

 

 

Lerwick (escort, Scandinavian convoy)

8

 

 

 

 

Sub-total (original read 24)

28

 

 

 

 

Under repair

21

 

 

 

 

In harbour

50

 

 

 

 

Total

99

Total

28

Total

37

  

Scapa, Rosyth and Cromarty.

8th Flotilla (11):

Humber and Tyne.

7th Flotilla (24):

The Nore.

Local Defence Flotilla (8):

Detached, Scandinavian Convoy

7

Local Defence

5

Escort, etc.

8

North Channel Patrol

4

Detached, Scandinavian Convoy

13

 

 

 

 

Under repair

6

 

 

Total

11

Total

24

Total

8

 

Portsmouth.

1st Flotilla (10); Escort Flotilla (12); Local Defence Flotilla (10):

Devonport.

2nd Flotilla (16); 4th Flotilla (19); Local Defence Flotilla (5); Detached from Grand Fleet (4):

Queenstown.

Detached from Grand Fleet (8):

Patrol of trade routes, escort of trans­ports, supply ships, etc.

10

Patrol of trade routes, escort of trans­ports, supply ships, etc.

22

Escort duty; trade route patrol;

S/M hunting

8

Patrol off base

4

Local patrol

5

 

 

Detached Vernon

2

Escort, Lisbon - Buncrana.

8

 

 

Detached Portland

2

Under repair

9

 

 

Channel escort (French coal trade, etc.) or in harbour

12

 

 

 

 

Under repair

2

 

 

 

 

Total

32

Total

44

Total

8

 

Grand total – 291 (compared with preceding total of 279 destroyers in Home waters. Reason for discrepency of 12 or 4% not known)

 

 

 

 

Appendix A.III

(b)  Home Waters. June, 1917

 

Average number of vessels allotted daily to various services during the month.

 

Destroyers in Home Waters (not including Flotilla Leaders, Torpedo Boats, Destroyers attached to Submarine Flotillas, or P-boats):



"River"Class and earlier
Later than "River" Class
United States Destroyers
Total
85
208
28
321

  

Grand Fleet. Scapa and Rosyth.

11th, 12th, 14th, 15th Flotillas (72), (Scapa); 13th Flotilla (28), (Rosyth):

Harwich Force. Harwich.

10th Flotilla (24):

 

Dover Force. Dover and Dunkirk.

6th Flotilla (32); Part of 9th Flotilla (8):

 

Based on Invergordon

Screening and patrol; S/M hunting

 

Detached:

5

14

Escort of Dutch trade; support of Dover operations; escort of 3rd Battle Squadron or 5th Light Cruiser Squadron or minelayers;

S/M or Zeppelin hunting.

18

Patrol of Straits; escort of transports and supply ships; protection of trade in the Downs; defence of barrage and minelayers; S/M hunting

24

Scandinavian Convoy (Lerwick and Swarbacks Minn)

10

Under repair

3

Under repair

12

Atlantic Convoy and escort of trans­ports, etc. (Buncrana and Queenstown)

7

In Harbour

3

In harbour

4

Escort of oilers (Stornoway and Aberdeen)

4

 

 

 

 

Under repair

14

 

 

 

 

G.F. Operation (B.B.) or in harbour

46

 

 

 

 

Total

100

Total

24

Total

40

 

Scapa and Cromarty.

Local Defence Flotilla (11):

Humber-Tyne-Lerwick.

East Coast Convoy Flotilla (23); 7th and 8th Flotillas (8):

The Nore.

Local Defence Flotilla (7):

Local defence

8

On Scandinavian Convoy duty

18

Escort, etc.

5

Under repair

3

Under repair

7

Under repair

2

 

 

In harbour

6

 

 

Total

11

Total

31

Total

7

 

Portsmouth.

1st Flotilla (13); Escort Flotilla (Channel) (9); Local Defence Flotilla (9):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devonport.

2nd Flotilla (18); 4th Flotilla (20); Local Defence Flotilla (5):

Patrol of trade routes, S/M hunting, escort of trans­ports, supply ships, etc.

17

Patrol of trade routes, S/M hunting, escort of trans­ports, supply ships, etc.

15

Detached Vernon

3

Atlantic convoy

8

Local defence

6

Detached, Lisbon

2

Under repair

3

Detached, Liverpool

2

In harbour

2

Local defence

4

 

 

Under repair

6

 

 

In harbour

6

Total

31

Total

43

Irish Command

North, Buncrana

Detached from 14th Flotilla (4):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South, Queenstown.

US Destroyers (28); British destroyers (6); Detached from 15th Flotilla (3):

Escort of transports and supply ships.

2

Detached to France for troop convoy (American), escort of transports, etc.

24

Under repair

1

Detached, Liverpool

2

In harbour

1

Detached, North Channel

2

 

 

Under repair

3

 

 

In harbour

6

Total

4

Total

37

 

Grand total – 328 (compared with preceding total of 321 destroyers in Home waters. Reason for discrepency of 7 or 2% not known)

 


 

Appendix A.III

 

(c)   Home Waters. June, 1917

 

Average number of vessels allotted daily to various services during the month.

 

Destroyers in Home Waters (not including Flotilla Leaders, Torpedo Boats, Destroyers attached to Submarine Flotillas, or P-boats).


"River"Class and earlier
Later than "River" Class
United States Destroyers
Total
85
213
35
333


Grand Fleet. Scapa and Rosyth.

11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th Flotillas (104), (Scapa); Rosyth from July 16:

Harwich Force. Harwich.

10th Flotilla (24); detached (24th) from Grand Fleet (4):

Dover Force. Dover and Dunkirk.

Dover Force (36)

 

Based on Scapa (after 16th)

Screening and patrol (not convoy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detached:

9

8

Escort of Dutch trade; support of Dover operations; escort of tugs and barges to and from Hook of Holland; escort of 3rd Battle Squadron or 5th Light Cruiser Squadron; attack on iron ore trade with Rotterdam; escort of minelayers, action with German destroyers; patrol with Kite Balloons; S/M and aircraft hunting .

22

Patrol of Straits; escort of transports and supply ships; protection of trade in the Downs; defence of barrage; S/M hunting

24

Scandinavian Convoy (Lerwick and Swarbacks Minn)

8

Under repair

3

Under repair

9

Atlantic Convoy, escort of trans­ports, etc. (Buncrana and Queenstown)

10

In Harbour

3

In harbour

3

Harwich (from 24th)

4

 

 

 

 

Under repair

9

 

 

 

 

Anti-S/M operations by Grand Fleet or in harbour

56

 

 

 

 

Total

104

Total

28

Total

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scapa and Cromarty.

Local Defence Flotilla (11):

Humber-Tyne-Lerwick.

East Coast Convoy (7th) Flotilla (32)

The Nore.

Local Defence Flotilla (7):

Local defence

9

On Scandinavian Convoy duty

15

Escort, etc.

5

Under repair

2

Under repair

6

Under repair

2

 

 

In harbour

11

 

 

Total

11

Total

32

Total

7

 

Portsmouth.

1st Flotilla (12); Escort Flotilla (Channel) (6); Local Defence Flotilla (9):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devonport.

2nd Flotilla (18); 4th Flotilla (25); Escort Flotilla (4):

Atlantic Convoy

1

Atlantic Convoy

10

Patrol of trade routes, S/M hunting, escort of trans­ports and supply ships.

10

Patrol of trade routes, S/M hunting, escort of trans­ports, and supply ships.

16

Escort of minelayers

4

Detached, Lisbon

2

Detached Vernon

3

Detached, Liverpool

4

Local defence

3

Detached, Belfast

2

Under repair

4

Under repair

5

In harbour

2

In harbour

8

Total

27

Total

47

Irish Command 

North, Buncrana

Nucleus Convoy (2nd) Flotilla (4); Detached from 14th and 15th Flotillas (8); Local Defence Flotilla (4):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South, Queenstown.

US Destroyers (28); British destroyers (6); Detached from 15th Flotilla (3):

Atlantic Convoy

3

Atlantic Convoy

8

Patrol of trade routes, S/M hunting, escort of trans­ports, and supply ships.

5

US Troop Convoy

10

Detached, Liverpool

2

Escort of transports, etc.

10

Detached, North Channel

2

Under repair

3

Under repair

2

In harbour

6

In harbour

2

 

 

Total

16

Total

37

 

Grand total – 345 (compared with preceding total of 333 destroyers in Home waters. Reason for discrepency of 12 or 4% not known)

 


 

Appendix A.IV

 

ATLANTIC CONVOYS, UNDER DESTROYER ESCORT, JUNE, JULY 1917

 

Convoy Number.

(number of ships)

 

Mercantile Convoy.

Destroyer Escort

(from 1 or 2 bases)

 

 

Total Escort.

 

Ocean Escort.

 

Sailed.

Arrived destroyer rendezvous

Number.

 

Base.

 

Date of sailing.

 

Number.

 

Base.

 

Date of sailing.

 

Date.

Base

HH.1 (12)

Roxburgh

May 24

Hampton Roads

June 6

8 (4th Flot.)

Devonport

June 4

-

-

-

8

HH.2 (12)

Isis

June 4

Hampton Roads

June 18

8 (4th Flot.)

Devonport

June 16

-

-

-

8

HH.3 (9)

Drake

June 13

Hampton Roads

June 27

8 (4th Flot.)

Devonport

June 25

-

-

-

8

HH.4 (18)

Antrim

June 19

Hampton Roads

July 4

8 (4th Flot.)

Devonport

July 1

4 (1st Flot.)

Portsmouth

July 3

12

HH.5 (20)

Carrigan

June 25

Hampton Roads

July 11

10 (4th Flot.)

Devonport

July 8

2 (U.S.S.)

Queenstown

July 8

12

HH.6 (24)

Roxburgh

July 2

Hampton Roads

July 17

14 (4th Flot.)

Devonport

July 15

6 (Convoy Flot.) (P-boats)

Portsmouth

July 16

14 (6 P-boasts)

HS.1 (17)

Highflyer

July 10

Sydney

July 20

8 (U.S.S.)

Queenstown

July 18

4 (4th Flot.)

Devonport

July 21

12

HH.7 (24)

Berwick

July 6

Hampton Roads

July 21

5 (14th, 15th Flot.) (3 sloops)

Buncrana

July 19

-

-

-

5 (3 sloops)

HH.8 (14)

Sachem

July 10

Hampton Roads

July 25

8 (4th Flot.)

Devonport

July 22

6 (Convoy Flot.) (P-boats)

Portsmouth

July 24

8 (6 P-boats)

HN.1 (19)

USS Albany

July 14

New York

July 28

8 (U.S.S.)

Queenstown

July 27

4 (4th Flot.)

Devonport

July 29

12

HS.2 (19)

Virginian

July 20

Sydney

July 29

8 (U.S.S.)

Queenstown

July 27

6 (4th Flot.)

Devonport

July 30

14

HH.9 (20)

Knight Templar

July 14

Hampton Roads

July 29

5 (14th, 15th Flot.) (2 sloops)

Buncrana

July 27

-

-

-

5 (2 sloops)


 

 

Appendix A.V (a) to (d)

 

ATLANTIC CONVOY SYSTEM

 

Destroyers, Sloops and Patrol Boats employed on Escort Duty in the Danger Zone

 (not including Scandinavian or Dutch trade, or French Coal trade).

 

Base

 

Flotilla.

 

Ships.

 

Flotilla establishment number.

 

Total number employed on Escort Duty during month.

 

Occasions on which each Flotilla was employed on Escort Duty during the month.

Total Convoys escorted.

Homeward.

Outward.

Total.

(a) July 1917.

Buncrana

14th and 15th Flotillas (detached)

Destroyers

8

5

2

     

Buncrana

Sloop Flotilla

Sloops

11

5

2

 

 

 

Queenstown

U.S. Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

28

16

3

 

 

 

Devonport

4th Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

28

14

7

 

 

 

Portsmouth

Convoy Flotilla

Patrol (P)-boats

16

8

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total 91

Total 48

 

9

-

9

  

(b) November 1917.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buncrana

2nd Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

23

20

18

     

Buncrana

Sloop Flotilla

Sloops

12

10

15

 

 

 

Queenstown

Sloop Flotilla

Sloops

12

8

13

 

 

 

Queenstown

U.S. Flotilla

Destroyers

37

28

15

 

 

 

Pembroke

Convoy Flotilla

Patrol (P)-boats

12

9

8

 

 

 

Devonport

4th Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

42

35

32

 

 

 

Portsmouth

Convoy Flotilla

Patrol (P)-boats

32

6

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total 170

Total 116

 

34

36

70

 

(c) April 1918.

Buncrana

2nd Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

27

21

23

     

Buncrana

3rd Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

5

4

8

 

 

 

Buncrana

North Channel Patrol

Destroyers

6

2

4

 

 

 

Buncrana

Sloop Flotilla

Sloops

14

10

17

 

 

 

Buncrana

North Sea Hydrophone Flotilla

Sloops

5

4

11

 

 

 

Queenstown

U.S. Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

39

28

14

 

 

 

Queenstown

15th Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

2

2

1

 

 

 

Queenstown

Sloop Flotilla

Sloops

14

9

9

 

 

 

Pembroke

Patrol Flotilla

Patrol (P. C)-boats

14

8

11

 

 

 

Devonport

4th Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

36

32

31

 

 

 

Portsmouth

Patrol Flotilla

Patrol (P)-boats

31

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total 193

Total 126

 

37

34

71

  

(d) September 1918.

Buncrana

2nd Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

25

19

18

     

Buncrana

2nd Sloop Flotilla

Sloops

8

7

14

 

 

 

Buncrana

North Channel Patrol

Destroyers

6

2

2

 

 

 

Queenstown

U.S. Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

24

19

16

 

 

 

Queenstown

1st Sloop Flotilla

Sloops

8

8

15

 

 

 

Devonport

4th Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

41

34

36

 

 

 

Devonport

2nd Destroyer Flotilla (detached)

Destroyers

7

7

15

 

 

 

Portsmouth

1st Destroyer Flotilla

Destroyers

8

1

1

 

 

 

Portsmouth

Extended Defence Flotilla

Destroyers

5

1

1

 

 

 

Milford Haven

Patrol Flotilla

Patrol (P. C)-boats

18

16

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total 150

Total 114

 

35

38

73

                         



 

 


APPENDIX B

 

CONVOY SYSTEM

 

Contents - Statistical Tables illustrating the Volume of Trade Convoyed.



I   (a)
    (b)
II  (a)
    (b)
III (a)
     (b)  
Abbreviations Used in Describing Convoys
Chronological table: Atlantic Convoys, May 1917-November 1918.
Chronological table: Summary.
Chronological table: Scandinavian Convoys, Norway-Humber, April 29, 1917-January 16, 1918.
Chronological table: Norway-East Coast, England, January 16, 1918-November 1918.
Chronological table: French Coal Trade Convoys, March-December 1917.
Chronological table: January-November 1918.

 

 

Abbreviations Used in Describing Convoys


Homeward. Sailing from Outward. Sailing from
H.B.   
H.C.   
H.D.   
H.E.   
H.G.   
H.H.   
H.J.   
H.J.D   
H.J.L.   
H.L.   
H.S.   
H.X.
Bay of Biscay (French ports in).
Halifax (later Quebec, troop convoys).
Dakar.
Mediterranean (through).
Gibraltar.
Hampton Roads.
Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro (joined H.D. convoys).
Rio de Janeiro (joined H.L. convoys).
Sierra Leone.
Sydney.
Halifax (or New York).
O.B.
O.C.
O.D.
O.E.
O.F.
O.L.
O.L.B
O.L.X
O.M.
O.B.
O.P.
O.V.
Buncrana.
Southend.
Devonport.
Liverpool (for Eastern Mediterranean).
Falmouth.
Liverpool.
Liverpool (slow).
Liverpool (for Halifax).
Milford.
Brest       } Returning
Quiberon } U.S. Troop
Verdon    } Convoys

Note. - This list does not include Scandinavian Convoys, Dutch Patrol, or French Coal Trade.

 

 

Appendix B.I

 

ATLANTIC CONVOYS

 

(a) May 1917-November 1918

 

HOMEWARD.

OUTWARD.

TOTAL

 

 

Convoy.

 

Ships.

 

Losses.

 

 

Convoy.

 

Ships.

 

Losses.

Convoys.

 

Ships Convoyed.

 

Losses.

 

In Convoy.

Out of Convoy.

In Convoy.

Out of Convoy.

May 1917 

May 1917 

Hampton Roads (HH)

1

12

0

0

 

-

-

-

-

1

12

0

Gibraltar (HG)

1

16

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

1

16

0

Total

2

28

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

2

28

0

  

June 1917

June 1917

Hampton Roads

4

60

0

0

 

-

-

-

-

4

60

0

  

July 1917

July 1917 

Hampton Roads

8

161

1

0

 

-

-

-

-

8

161

1

Gibraltar

2

22

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

2

22

1

New York(HN)

2

36

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

2

36

0

Sydney (HS)

3

47

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

47

1

Total

15

266

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

15

266

3

  

August 1917 

August 1917 

Hampton Roads

8

159

3

1

Milford (OM)

5

81

0

0

13

240

4

Gibraltar

7

120

1

0

Falmouth (OF)

2

22

0

0

9

142

1

New York (HN)

5

66

0

1

Queenstown (OQ)

3

19

0

0

8

85

1

Sydney

4

52

1

0

Buncrana (OB)

4

53

2

0

8

105

3

Sierra Leone (HL)

2

12

1

0

Devonport (OD)

4*

44

0

0

6

56

1

Dakar (HD)

2

32

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

2

32

0

Halifax (HX)

1

6

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

1

6

0

(26 to 56 sailed from New York)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

29

447

6

2

 

18

219

2

0

47

666

10

* Numbers include all merchant ships that sailed. Losses do not include ships attacked by submarines and disabled, but not sunk.

 

HOMEWARD.

OUTWARD.

TOTAL

 

 

Convoy.

 

Ships.

 

Losses.

 

 

Convoy.

 

Ships.

 

Losses.

Convoys.

 

Ships Convoyed.

 

Losses.

 

In Convoy.

Out of Convoy.

In Convoy.

Out of Convoy.

September 1917

September 1917

 

Hampton Roads

5

105

2

2

Milford

8

183

0

0

13

288

4

Gibraltar

7

137

0

2

Falmouth

4

80

0

0

11

217

2

New York (HN)

5

61

0

0

Queenstown

8

68

0

0

13

129

0

Sydney

4

90

0

1

Buncrana (or Lamlash)

8

111

0

0

12

201

1

Sierra Leone

4

26

0

0

Devonport

9

128

0

0

13

154

0

Dakar

4

45

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

4

45

0

Halifax (HX)

4

41

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

4

41

0

Total

33

505

2

5

 

37

570

0

0

70

1075