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N A V A L  M E S S A G E.
 
  TO                                                                                    FROM:
  C IN C W A                                                                                      A C I C
  ______________________________________________________________  
 
DEFERRED
 
     
  Your 111813 refers.  Can it be assumed that ONS4 will have code word BELLSHILL, ONS5 MARFLEET, and subsequent convoys in sequence given in 439A March 15th.  
     
  T.O.O.121346B/April  
     
     
  T/P TYPXX FOR 0225/13/4/43 from Admiralty  
  (Ref Convoy codeword is BECKFOOT)  
  119 CB  
  Dist:  1-9, 16, 25, X  
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
 
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A
 
                                                                                 FROM:
  _______________________________________________________
  NCSO Mersey  
  NCSO Clyde                                                                  Admiralty  
  NCSO Belfast  
  NCSO Milford Haven  
  NCSO Londonderry  
  NCSO Loch Ewe  
  NCSO Oban  
  (R) Connav  
  C in C W A  
  C in C C N A  
  NSHQ Ottawa, CTF 24, CTG 24.7  
  Acic, HQCC FONF  
     
 
I M P O R T A N T
 
 
++++++++++++
 
  IMPORTANT TO NCSO'S.  
  O N S 5.  
 
(1) X A 270 degs Oversay 6 miles.
  X B 56 degs 01' North 10 degs 02' West
  X C 58    " 12    " 12    " 59    "
  X D 60    " 58    " 20    " 03    "
  X E 61    " 04    " 31    " 10    "
  X F 56    " 08    " 39    " 06    "
  X G 48    " 57    " 43    " 03    "
  X H 44    " 50    " 45    " 00    "
  X J 43    " 56    " 53    " 01    "
  X K 43    " 20    " 60    " 09    "
           
(2) S 61 degs 40' North 20 degs 02' West
  T 61    " 42    " 31    " 47    "
  U 56    " 30    " 40    " 02    "
  V 50    " 03    " 43    " 35    "
  W 44    " 30    " 45    " 00    "
  X 43    " 56    " 53    " 01    "
  Y 43    " 20    " 60    " 09    "
           
(3) Western positions O O to C A
 
     
                                                  T.O.O. 141650B/4/43  
  T/P "M" TOR 142200/4  
  Dist. 1-4, 6-9, 11, 16c, 26.  
     
  LOL  
                                                     T/P P/L TOO 142347/4  to NCSO Mersey  
                                

 

 
 
 
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A
 
                                                                                 FROM:
  _______________________________________________________
  Admiralty                                                                        Ncso Mersey.  
  A.I.G. 27  
     
  O N S  5.  
     
  1.  1000Z/21st April 1943.  
  2.  (A)  1800Z/21 April 1943.  180° 5 miles from Chicken Rock.  
       (B)  (C)  0900Z/22nd April 1943 000°  8 miles from Altacarry.  
       (D)  1230Z/22nd April 1943  270° 6 miles from Oversay.  
  3.  Noon 23rd April 56° 28' N. 10° 38' W.  
       Noon 24th April 58° 25' N.  13° 30' W.  
  4.  C.F.  
  5.  419.  
                                                                       T.O.O.  150940Z/4/43.  
  T/F P/L T.O.R. 151243.  
  Encyphered in Ares to all addressees at 151340.  
  A.I.G. 27: Ocean convoy Intelligence.  
  1-4  6-10 16c 26.  
  E.P.  
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
                                                                                      From:
  FOIC Tyne, Cardif, N.I.,                                                              Admiralty
  ______________________________________________________________  
  FOIC Londonderry, A S Orkneys  
  FOIC Avenmouth  
  (R) Capt D Liverpool, Greenock.  
        C in C W A  
     
  FOIC's pass to Escort Oiler Supervising Officers.  
  Escort oilers. A.M. 081800A/March.  Following tankers should be available for sailing in ONS 5 or ON180 according to declared speeds.  
 
Ship
Position
Gear
HOPEMOUNT Tyne Fitting platform & rail.
NORSK TANK Tyne Fitting emergency outfit (buoyant hose)
EL ALETO Newport Fitting emergency outfit (buoyant hose)
CHESAPRAKE Belfast Fitting platform & rail.
LUCELLUM Avonmouth Fitting platform & rail.
CHRISTLANHOLM Belfast Emergency outfit (buoyant hose)
BRITISH LADY Londonderry Rail & Wire
SAIETONGE Due Scaps shortly from HX 232 Emergency outfit (buoyant hose)
 
                                                             T O O 152347B/4/43  
  TOR 160020 T/F F/L 1-8 10-14 17 19 Ref. Preparation of escort oilers.  
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                             B  
                                                                                      From:
   
  ______________________________________________________________  
  Foic Liverpool Foic Greenock  
  Foic Tyne  Foic Cardiff                                                          Admiralty.  
  Foic N I Ondre Londonderry  
  A S Orkneys  
  ( R ) Capt D Liverpool  
  Capt D Greenock  C in C W A  
     
  F O's I/C to pass to E O S O's  W PS's and Armament Supply Officers  
     
  Spare Depth Charges A M 141728A/March.  Following Tankers should be available for sailing in O N S 5 and O N 180 according to declared speeds  
     
 
Ship Port
HOPEMOUNT Tyne
NORSK TANK Tyne
EL ALETO Newport
CHESAPEAKE Belfast
CHRISTLANHOLM Belfast
BRITISH LADY Londonderry
GULFHAWK Clyde
GOLDSHELL Mersey
COMANCHEE Due Mersey Ex H X 232
THORHILD   "        "         "     "     "
GULF OF VENEZUELA Due Clyde     "     "     "
SAINTONGE Due Scapa     "     "     "
TOORAK    "   Avonmouth Ex H X 232
 
                                   T O O 160018B/4/43  
  T/P P/L TOR 160220B/4/43  
  NLM  
  Ref  Preparation of Escort Oilers  
                      Dist 1 - 8  10 - 14  17  19  
     
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
                                                                                      From:
   
  ______________________________________________________________  
  Foic Greenock,  
  (R) Admiralty  
  C in C W A ,  
  ANTRIM                                                                         Foic N.I.  
     
     
          Intend to sail H.M. Rescue trawlers NORTHERN SPRAY and NORTHERN GEM to arrive Greenock 0800B/April 21st for O N S 5.  
     
     
                                                                T.O.O. 161017B/4/43.  
     
  T/F P/L T.O.R. 161303/April.  
  1-3, 6-9, 12, 16, 26.  
  A.D.  
     

 

 
 
 
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A
 
                                                                                 FROM:
  _______________________________________________________
  Admiralty  
  (R) C in C W A,  
  Captain (D) Liverpool,  
  Captain (D) Greenock,  
  Commodore Londonderry                                                  Foic Tyne.  
     
          Your 160018B/4/43  HOPEMOUNT not available O N S 5 should be available O N 180.  May require special escort.  NORSK TANK not available O N S 5 available ON 180.  Not fitted for depth charges.  
     
                                                     T.O.O. 161107/4/43.  
     
  T/F typex Naval General T.O.R. 161520/April.  
  1-8, 10-14, 19.  
     
  (Ref:  Tankers available for O N S 5 and O N 180)  
  A.D.  
     
     

 

 
 
 
IN CYPHER MESSAGE
 
 
A
 
                                                                                 From:
  _______________________________________________________
  NCSO Milford Haven                                            NCSO Avenmouth  
  (R) NSCO Barry  
        FOIC Cardiff  
        FOIC Milford Haven  
        Admiralty  
        C in C WA  
        19 Group  
     
         Intend to sail  
  A.  (T) EMPIRE GRENADIER ON 179.  BOSTON CITY and BORNHOLM ONS 5.  
  B.  From Breaksea 0900B 17th April.  
  C.  9  
  D.  E.T.A. Milford Haven 1800B 17th Catagory (27).  
     
                                          T.O.O. 161350B/4/43.  
  T.O.R. 162108/4.  T/P NC"A"R.  
     
DB.  Dist. 1-3  6-10  19  26.16.
     
     
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
                                                                                      From:
  Admiralty,                                                                               Foic Greenock
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) Commodore Londonderry  
  Captain (D) Liverpool  
  Captain (D) Greenock  
  C in C W A .  
     
          Ref AM 160018B/April.  Tanker GULFHAWK completed discharging today and proceeded Glasgow for temporary repair.  M O U T Glasgow reports this vessel will sail in O N 179 thus precluding fitting of depth charges in improvised stowage.  
     
                                                          T.O.O. 161544B/4/43.  
     
  T/F P/L T.O.R. 161629/April.  
  (Ref:  Tankers available for O N S 5 and O N 180  
  1-8, 10-14, 17, 19.  
  A.D.  
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
N A V A L  M E S S A G E.
 
                                                                                      FROM:
   
  ______________________________________________________________  
  N C S O MILFORD HAVEN  
  (R) N C S O BARRY  
  19 GROUP                                                          N C S O AVONMOUTH  
  FOIC CARDIFF  
  MILFORD HAVEN  
  ADMIRALTY  
  C IN C W A  
                                                     CONFIDENTIAL  
     
  My secret 161350B cancel B O R N H O L M.  
     
                                                                 T.O.O. 161730B/April  
     
  T/P P/L FROM AVONMOUTH TOR 162115/April  
  798 GB  
  (Ref-Ships for ON 179 and ONS 5)  
  Dist: - 1-3, 7-10, 16, 19, 26, X  
     
     
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
                                                                                      From:
  Admiralty
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) C in C W A  Foic Greenock  
  Commodore Londonderry  
  Capts D Liverpool - Greenock                                          Foic NI  
     
  Ref 160018B and A M 141728A March.  
     
  Report on M V's CHRISTIANHOLM and CHESAPEAKE  
  A.  Improvised stowage fitted in both Ships  
  B.  Not applicable  
  C.  60 Depth Charges on board each Ship  
  D.  1.  Owners repairs will not be completed in time for CHRISTIANHOLM to sail in O N S 5  
        2.  Subject to satisfactory completion of Owners Repairs and Engine Trials CHESAPEAKE will be ready for O N 180.  
     
                                                                T O O 161803B/4/43  
  T/P P/L TOR  162218/4/43  
  NLM  
  Dist 1-8  10-14  17  17a  19  26  
  Ref  Preparation of Escort Oilers.  
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
                                                                                      From:
  Foic Greenock                                                                    Foic N.I.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  Commodore Londonderry  
  (R) Admiralty,  
  C in C W A,  
  Captain (D) Greenock,  
  S.O. B7  
  ANTRIM  
     
  O N S 5  
     
          Intend to sail A/S trawlers NORTHERN SPRAY and NORTHERN GEM am/20th to Clyde for calibration of MF/DF and on to Meville for escort conference - ETA Meville am/21st April.  
     
                                                              T.O.O. 1701014B/4/43.  
     
  T/P P/L T.O.R. 171137/April.  
  1-4, 6-9, 11, 12, 17, 19, 28.  
  A.D.  
     
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
N A V A L  M E S S A G E.
 
  TO:                                                                                 FROM:
  NSCO MILFORD HAVEN,                                   NSCO AVONSMOUTH
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) NSCO BARRY.  
  19 GROUP,  
  FOIC CARDIFF,  
  MILFORD HAVEN,  
  ADMIRALTY,  
  C IN C W A,  
                                                    CONFIDENTIAL  
     
         ONS 5.                  Intend to sail:  
  (A)  DOLIUS, BORNHOLM  
  (B)  From Breaksea  1200B 18th April  
  (C)  9-1/2  
  (D)  ETA Milford Haven 2100B  18th Category 4.  
     
                                                                T O O  171440B/April  
  T/P P/L FROM AVONSMOUTH TOR 180332/April  
  136.PP.  
  Dist:  2   3    6-9,  16,  25,  x.  
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
N A V A L  M E S S A G E.
 
  TO:                                                                                 FROM:
  C IN C W A                                                            FOIC LIVERPOOL.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) COMMODORE LONDONDERRY,  
  FOICS NORTHERN IRELAND,  
  MILFORD HAVEN,  
  GREENOCK,  
  CAPT D GREENOCK  
  IRWELL,  
  MOLDE,  
  CTU 24.1.5.  
                                                    CONFIDENTIAL  
     
  ONS 5  Liverpool Local Escort MOLDE.  
     
                                                             T O O 171509/April  
     
  T/P P/L LIVERPOOL TOR 171639/April  
  328.PP.  
  Dist:  1-4, 6-9, 11, 12, 16, 25, x.  
     
     
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  C in C W A .                                                                           Cdre. Londonderry
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) Foic's Oban, Aultbea,  
  Nosc Mersey.  
  Admiralty.  C.T.F. 24.  
  C.T.G. 24.7.  
  DUNCAN  
     
          Escort for O N S 5.  C.T.U. 24.1.5 in DUNCAN with TAY, VIDETTE, SNOWFLAKE, LOOSESTRIFE, SUNFLOWER, PINK.  DUNCAN and TAY fitted H/F D/F.  
     
                                                                         T.O.O. 181200B/4/43.  
     
  T/P P/L T.O.R. 181223.  
  1-11  16  19  26.  
  N.P.  
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  Cdre. Londonderry                                                                    Admiralty
  ______________________________________________________________  
  Capt. D. Liverpool  
  Capt. D Greenock  
  FOIC Liverpool  
  D.E.M.S. Staff Officer Londonderry  
  (R) C. in C. W.A.  
     
  Escort Oilers.  A.M. 152347B not to all addressees.  Following Tankers are to sail as Escort Oilers in O.N.S. 5  
     
 
Ship Gear Fitted Destination
ARGON Canvas hose New York for orders
BRITISH LADY Platform rail and buoyant New York for orders
 
     
  2.  Both vessels have loaded approximately 600 tons surplus bunkers which will be available for refuelling of escorts.  
     
  3.  ARGON is being sailed from Mersey p.m. 19th to Londonderry for practice and also to collect eleven lengths of canvas hose of which no supply is available at present time in Liverpool area.  Request this may be ready to put on board immediately on arrival so that vessel may carry out a practice run before sailing.  
     
  4.  Extra Ratings should be embarked in each vessel in accordance with D.E.M.S.  C.I. no. 58 section IX.  
     
                                                            T.O.O. 192310B/4/43.  
  T.O.R. 200006/4/43.  
  P/L. T/P.  
  Dist:  1-10, 14, 16, 17, 19, 26, 31.  
  P.B.  

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  FOIC Greenock.                                                                    FOIC N.I.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  Commodore Londonderry.  
  (R) Admiralty.  
  C in C W.A.  
  Capt. D. Greenock.  
  S.O.B 7  
     
  My 171014B sailed NORTHERN SPRAY and NORTHERN GEM  
     
                                                               T.O.O. 200420B/4/42  
  TOR 200512/4/43.  
  T/P P/L.  
  Ref:  Intend to sail NORTHERN SPRAY and NORTHERN GEM to Clyde for Calibration of MF/DF  
  Dist:  1-12  16  18  19  26  31.  
  DD.  
     
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  9 Group                                                                                  Foic Liverpool.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  Raf N.I.  
  (R) NOIC  
  HQCO,  
  FOIC's N.I.  
  Greenock,  
  C in C W A,  
  15 Group  
     
  A.  ONS 5  7 ships including 1 special.  Escort 1 A/S trawler.  
  B.  1200B/21.  Until limit of range.  
  C.  11  
  D.  1200B/21 Bar Light Vessel normal route to QR 5576 thence to QL 0025 outward bound  
  E.  1740 Kcs Conshore  
  F.  MARFLEET  
  G.  8-1/2 knots BOLLEEX R/v MARFLEET in position VO 6176 at 2000B/21.  
     
                                                                    T.O.O.  201108B/4/43.  
  T/P P/L T.O.R. 201133/April.  
  2, 3, 6-9, 16.  
  A.D.  
     

 

 
 
 
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A
 
                                                                                 FROM:
  _______________________________________________________
  MOLDE                                                                   F.O.I.C. Liverpool  
  (R) C in C.W.A.  
  Commodore Londonderry  
  IRWELL.  
  C.T.U. 24.1.5  
     
  ONS 5.  Liverpool Local Escort.  Leave harbour as convenient Wednesday 21st so as to R/V with and escort Convoy in accordance with instructions received at conference.  
  R/V's are:  Milford ships 180 degs Chicken Rock 6 miles 2000B/21.  Belfast and Clyde portions and Ocean escort 000 degs Altacarry 8 miles 1100B/22.  On completion of escort and having handed over the convoy documents to S.O. in DUNCAN proceed to Lough Foyle and await further instructions.  Acknowledge.  
     
                                                      T.O.O. 201216B.  
  Encyphered in "K" at 201427/4/43.  
  PW.  
  Dist:  1-11, 16c, 26, 31.  
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
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  TO:                                                                                FROM:
  ESCORTS ONS 5                                                                 C IN C W A
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) COMMODORE LONDONDERRY  
     
 
CONFIDENTIAL CODE
 
     
  ONS 5 Estimated number of ships LIVERPOOL 7 including Commodore in RENA and Escort Oiler ARGON (canvas hose)  
     
  Milford  13  
  Clyde      6  
  Oban     17 including Vice Commodore MASTER OF OTTINGE  
  Belfast     1 Escort Oiler BRITISH LADY (Platform and rail and buoyant hose)  
     
                                                                   TOO 201655B/4  
  BN   NCPPR  
  Pass to ONS 5     NOIC Londonderry      TOO 2223/20/4/43  
  1-4,  6-9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 13, 25, 31 X                          601 cb  
     
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  Admiralty                                                                           Cdre. Londonderry
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R)  C in C W A.  
  Capt. D. Liverpool.  
  Capt. D. Greenock.  
     
  A.M. 160018B.  
  Following report on tanker BRITISH LADY in accordance with Admiralty Message 141722/3 para 3.  
  (A)  Nil.  
  (B)  Suitable subject to owners consent.  Improvised stowage not being fitted.  
  (C)  60 on after well deck.  Requirements available.  
  (D)  No, but available to sail in convoy.  
     
                                                             T.O.O. 201842B/4/43.  
  T/P P/L T.O.R. 202032.  
  Ref:  Spare D/C's in escort tankers.  
  1-8 10 12 14 17 19.  31.  
  E.P.  
     
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  A.I.G. 191.                                                                   NCSO Milford Haven.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) FOIC Liverpool  
                  N.I.  
                  Greenock  
       NCSO Mersey  
       19 Group.  
     
  O.N.S.N.5.  
  (A)  2020B/20.  
  (B)  H.M.S. P.C.74 (joins B.B.81 on meeting)  
  (C)  H.M.T. YORK CITY and H.M.T. SETTER (Belfast)  
  (D)  13.  
  (D)  BRISTOL CITY (11)  DOLIUS (21) Vice.  
     
                                                                  T.O.O. 202024B/4/43.  
  T.O.R. 202215/4/43.  
  P/L T/P.  
  Dist:  1-4, 6-9, 16, 26, 31, 11, 12.  
     
  P.B.  
  A.I.C. 191 - Admiralty C. in C. W.A. HQFC HQCC  
     

 

 
 
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                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  C in C WA                                                                   NCSO Milford Haven.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  Admiralty  
  (R)  FOIC NI  
         FOIC Liverpool  
         NCSO Belfast  
         NCSO Mersey  
 
IMPORTANT
 
     
 
  Convoy ON (S) 5   OUTCON 410
Ship Nationality Destination Pendants Declared Speed Loaded speed
WEST MAXIMUS USA New York 22 9  
HARPERLEY British Buenos Aires 13 8  
WEST MADAKET USA New York 12 8  
BRISTOL CITY British New York 11 9-1/2  
H/F          
BORNHOLM British Halifax 93 9  
MODLIN Pole St. Johns NB 84 8  
BERKEL Dutch St. Johns NB 104 8  
CYDONIA British Halifax and St. Johns NB 74 7-1/2  
HARBURY British St. Johns NB 83 9  
BONDE Norwegian St. Johns NB 82 8  
IVAN TORIC Yugoslavian Boston 44 9-1/2  
DOLIUS British New York 21 9  
DIRECTOR British Norfolk VA 43 9  
 
     
                                                                T.O.O. 202028B/4/43  
  T.O.R. 202200/4.  T/P P/L.  
  DB.  Dist. 1  2  3  4  6-9  16  31.  
     
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
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  To:                                                                                         From:
                                                                                              C. in C. W. A.  
  ______________________________________________________________  
  Noic Liverpool  
  ( R ) AIG 305  
     
 
IMPORTANT TO ACIC & FOIC LIVERPOOL
 
     
  O N S 5 Sail VIDETTE to Iceland (G) to fuel.  VIDETTE may be used to escort O N S 5 to R/V with main Convoy as arranged by Acic  
     
     
                                                     T O O  210824Z/4/43  
     
  Encyphered in "PP" at 211050/4/43  
  NLM              TOD FOIC 211035B/4/43  
  Dist 1-4  6-10  11  16a  19  26  31  Capt D  
  AIG 303  C in C WA (R) Comnav  CTF 24  
  CTG 24.7  Admiralty NSHQ  FOMF  OOAC  HQCC  
     
     

 

 
 
                                                              IN  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  AIG 191,                                                                           NCSO Mersey.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) NCSO's Belfast, Clyde  
                      Aultbea,  
  NOIC Londonderry  
  FOIC O.N.I.  
     
  ONS 5.  
  A.  211515/  .  
  B.  MOLDE - on completion to Lough Foyle to await instructions.  
  C.  5.  
  D.  Commodore J.K.  Brook in RENA for Halifax.  
     
                                                                    TOO  211610B/4/43.  
     
  TOR.  211631/4/43.  
  Dist.  1-4, 6-11, 16, 26, 31.  
  NJW.  
  AIG 191 - Admiralty, C in C W A, HQFC HQCC.  
     
     

 

 
 
                                                              IN  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  C in C W A.                                                                   NCSO Mersey.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  ONS 5.  
  Late entries from Clyde.  
  Pendants 24 - LORNASTON - 8-1/2 knots Halifax F/O.  
       "         14 - TEMPLE ARCH - Halifax.  
  OTTINGE from Oban now Vice Commodore ship and takes pendants 31.  
  GHARINDA takes pendants 111.  
  Pendants 124 - OCEAN GALLANT (ND) will not sail.  
     
                                                                   TOO 211615B/4/42/  
     
  TOR.  211650/4/43.  
  T/P P/L  MJW.  
  Dist.  1-3, 6-9, 16.  
     
     

 

 
 
                                                              IN  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  Admiralty                                                                  NCIO Mersey.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  C in C W A.  
     
     
  ONS 5.  
     
  LOGADA             CHRISTOBAL. PANAMA. CALLAO/  
                                ARICA/ ANTOFAGASTA/VALPARISO       51        9.  
  COMMANDANT DORISE  St. John N.B.                                  112       9.  
  RENA (NOR) R/T                 Halifax F/O                                       61       9-1/2.  
  MCKEESPORT (USA)         New York                                        42       9.  
  EMPIRE ADVOCATE          St. John N.B.                                    71       9.  
     
                                                                     TOO  211618B/4/43.  
  TOR.  211715/4/43.  
  T/P P/L    NJW.  
  Dist.  1-4, 6-10, 16, 26, 31.  
     
     
     

 

 
 
                                                              IN  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  AIG 208.                                                                             NCSO Clyde.
  ______________________________________________________________  
     
  ONSC 5  
     
  A.  1048/21st.April.  
  B.  Unescorted.  
  C.  7 ships.  
  D.  North Britain.  
     
                                                                       T.O.O. 212056B/4/43  
  T.O.R. 212350/4/43.  
  T/P P/L  
  Dist.  1-3, 6-9, 16, 26, 31.  
  DD.  
  AIG 208 - Admiralty, C in C W A, HQFC, HQCC (R)  
                   FOIC Greenock, FOIC N.I.  NCSO Mersey, 13 Group.  
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
                                                              IN  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  AIG 288.                                                                             NCSO Clyde.
  ______________________________________________________________  
 
IMPORTANT
 
  ONSC 5.  
                                                                                              SQ.         Speed.    
 
EMPIRE GAZELLE (M/F) St. Johns NB 54 9
GHARINDA New York 111 9
NORTH BRITAIN Halifax F.O. 91 9-1/2
OMEGA Halifax F.O. 92 7-1/2
FANA (Nor) New York 41 9
PENHAL Halifax 81 7-1/2
Add      
TEMPLE ARCH Halifax F.O. 14 8-1/2
Did not sail      
LORNHASTON Sq. 24 Not ready    
 
     
                                                                T.O.O. 212100B/4/43  
  T.O.R. 220012/4.  T/P P/L.  
  DB.  Dist.  1-3, 6-9, 16, 26, 31.  
  AIG 288 - Admiralty, C in C WA, NCSO Mersey.  
     
     
     

 

 
 
                                                              OUT  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  Escorts O N S 5                                                                    C in C W A.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R)  NCSO Mersey  
  Admiralty  
     
 
IMMEDIATE to Ships
 
 
+ + + + + + + + + + +
 
     
  O N S 5.  Inform Commodore following ship did not sail.  
     
  OCEAN GALLANT (124)  
  Late entry:  TEMPLE ARCH (14) Halifax F/O.  
  OTTINGE now Vice Commodore takes pendants 31.  GHARINDA takes pendants 111.  
     
                                                                    T.O.O.  220929B/4/43.  
  Encoded in NCPPR at 221040.  
  T/P P/L T O D 221015.  
  1-3  6-9  16  26  31  
  E.P.  
     

 

 
 
                                                              IN  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  A.I.G. 289.                                                                             N C S O Oban
  ______________________________________________________________  
  O.N.S.O. 5  
     
 
BARON ELGIN New York 53 8-1/2
BENGKALIS New York 23 9-1/2/11
WENTWORTH New York F/O 35 9
OTTINGE Halifax F/O 31 9
BARON SEMPLE Halifax 94 9
ISOBEL Halifax F/O 122 8
EMPIRE PLANET Halifax F/O 121 8
MANO Halifax F/O 103 8-1/2
CAMPUS Halifax F/O 73 7-1/2
MERTON Halifax F/O 72 9/8-1/2
BARON GRAHAM New York F/O 32 8-1/2
AGIOS GEORGIOS Halifax F/O 113 8-1/2
NICOLAS Halifax 123 8-1/2/8
YEARBY Halifax F/O 101 8
SELVISTAN Halifax F/O 102 8-1/2
LORIENT New York 34 8-1/2
DUNSLEY Halifax 114 8-1/2
 
     
                                                                     T.O.O. 220932/4/43  
     
  T/P P/L T O R 221105  
  1-4  6-10  16  26  31  
  (AIG 289 - Admiralty, C in C W A, NSCO Mersey  
                                           M of W.T. Glasgow)  
  ms  
     

 

 
 
                                                              IN  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  AIG 191                                                                    NSCO Londonderry
  ______________________________________________________________  
  FOIC N.I.  
  NOSC Mersey  
  FOIC Greenock  
  FOIC Liverpool  
  (R) NCSO Belfast  
     
  O N S 5.  
     
  A.  1015B/22 April.  
  B.  H.M.S. SUNFLOWER and H.M.S. PINK.  
  C.  Two - S.S. (T) ARGON, S.S. (T) BRITISH LADY.  
     
                                                                  T O O 221024B/4/43.  
     
  T O R 221414  
  T/P P/L.  
  Dist.  1-4, 6-9, 10-12, 16, 26, 31.  
  ML.  AIG 191 - Admiralty C in C WA  
                            HQFC  HQCC.  
     
     

 

 
 
                                                              IN  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  Admiralty                                                               NSCO Londonderry
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) C in C W A  
        NCSO's Mersey, Belfast  
     
 
P R I O R I T Y .
 
     
  O N S 5.  
  1.  S S (T) ARGON (USA) - New York for orders pendant no. - 62 speed 9-1/2 knots  
  2.  S S (T) BRITISH LADY - New York for orders pendant no. - 52 speed 10 knots.  
     
     
                                                                         T O O 221046 B/4/43.  
     
  T O R 221338  
  T/P P/L  
  Dist. 1-4, 6-9, 16, 19 31.  
  EC.  
     
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
                                                              IN  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  C in C.W.A.                                                           Commodore Londonderry
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R)  Admiralty  
         Foic N.I.  
     
  Sailed H.M.S. DUNCAN  TAY  SNOWFLAKE  PINK  LOOSESTRIFE  SUNFLOWER  NORTHERN GEM  NORTHERN SPRAY.  
  Tanker BRITISH LADY, U.S. Tanker ARGON for ONS 5  
  Q.J.A. 197 held.  
     
                                                                    T.O.O.  221100B/4/43  
  T/P P/L T O R  221147  
  1-11  16  19  26  31  
  ma  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
N A V A L  M E S S A G E.
 
  TO                                                                                    FROM:
  ESCORTS ONS 5                                                             C IN C W A
  ______________________________________________________________  
     
 
CONFIDENTIAL IMMEDIATE TO SHIPS
 
     
  ONS 5.  If Master of S.S. MARPERLEY can declare a speed of 8-1/2 knots he is to return to Clyde forthwith.  
     
                                                                              T.O.O.  221904B/April  
     
  T/P P/L PASS TO ADMIRALTY T.O.D 221938/April  
  IN NAME TO ESCORTS OF ONS 5 T.O.D.   1942/22  
  T/P NCPPI CNW TO NAVIRIT HALIFAX T.O.D. 1930/22  
  Dist.  1-4, 6-9, 16, 19, 26, 31, x.                         677 SMS  
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
N A V A L  M E S S A G E.
 
  TO:                                                                                 FROM:
  C IN C W A                                                            NCSO CLYDE.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) ADMIRALTY.  FOIC GREENOCK  
  NCSO MERSEY.  
     
  A.  CB. 24801 SQ 73  
  B.  Returned from Convoy O N S 4  
  C.  Left Convoy in heavy weather.  
     
  A.  CB.  22284 SQ 71.  
  B.  Returned from convoy O N S 5.  
  C.  Reversing gear defective.  
     
                                                 221918B/4  
  24801.  MAYCREST.  
  22284.  EMPIRE ADVOCATE  
     
  T/P from FOIC GREENOCK tor 0050/23/4/43.  
  2 3(2) 6-9 16 25 31 X     50  fh.  
     
     
     

 

 
 
 
IN CYPHER MESSAGE
 
 
A
 
                                                                                 FROM:
  _______________________________________________________
  C in C W.A.                                                                    B.7  
  (R)  (Commodore Londonderry?)  
     
 
I M P O R T A N T
 
     
  Your 221904.  HARPERLEY cannot declare this speed and is remaining with convoy.  Number 71 EMPIRE ADVOCATE did not join.  My position course and speed 55 47  07 52  281.  7.5  
     
                                                                            T.O.O.  222001B/4/43.  
  TOR 222120/4/43.  
  T/P NC "K" R (via Burnham on 8290 KC's)  
  Dist: 1-4  6-9  16c  19  26  31.  
  (Ref:  HARPERLEY to return to Clyde)  
  DD.  
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
OUT CYPHER MESSAGE
 
   
  To:                                                                                         From:
                                                                                              C. in C. W. A.  
  ______________________________________________________________  
  AIG 334.  
     
  ONS 5.  
     
  (A)  1230Z/22.  
  (C)  CTU 24.1.5 in DUNCAN H/F D/F, TAY H/F D/F, VIDETTE, SNOWFLAKE, LOOSESTRIFE, SUNFLOWER, PINK.  
  Additional A/S Escort and for rescue duties NORTHERN SPRAY, NORTHERN GEM.  Convoy codeword M A R F L E E T.  
  Escort Oilers.  
  ARGON (Canvas) 600 tons.  
  BRITISH LADY (Wire and Rail buoyant hose) 600 tons.  
  Ships fitted for oiling-at-sea but carrying no fuel - none.  
  Ships carrying depth charges - none.  
  One ship fitted H/F D/F MERTON.  
  (D)  43.  
  (E)  Commodore J.K. Brook in RENA, Vice Commodore MASTER OTTINGE.  
  (F)  419.  
  (G)  C.F.  
  (H)  197.  
     
           My 230804Z/4 not to A.C.I.C. follows.  
                                                T.O.O. 230802/4/43.  
  T/P TYPEX SWEEP T.O.D. 231244/4/43.  
  PV.  
  Dist:  1-12, 16, 19, 26, 31.  
  AIG 334 - ON and ONS Convoy Sailing Signal.  
     

 

 
 
     
 
N A V A L  M E S S A G E.
 
  TO                                                                                    FROM:
                                                                                            C IN C W A
  ______________________________________________________________  
  ADMIRALTY PASS TO NSHQ OTTAWA C IN C NA, F O N F and to COMNAVEU for Port Director New York for Action and to Cominch (C and R) C T   2A. for Information  
                                             P/- NOT N/T  
  ON S 5  
  LOSADA for CHRISTOBAL/ PANAMA/ CALLAO/ ARICA/ ANTOFAGASTA/ VALPARISO  Commandant DORISE  MODLIN (Pol)  HARBURY (SS) BONDE (Nor) CYDONIA  EMPIRE GAZELLE M/F R/T 6 ships for Halifax/Saint John N.B. RENA (Nor) R/T  NORTH BRITAIN  OMEGA TEMPLE ARCH  OTTINGE M/F  MERTON H/F D/F R/T  YEARBY M/F R/T  AGIOS GEORGIOS (GK)  MANO  CAMPUS M/F SELVISTAN ISOBEL (PAN) EMPIRE PLANET 15 ships for Halifax F/O  MCKEESPORT (U S A) WEST MAXIMUS (U S A) WEST MADAKET (U S A) BRISTOL CITY M/F DOLIUS (SS) GHARINDA  FANA (Nor) BENGKLAIS (DU)  BARON ELGIN  LORIENT  10 ships for New York  HARPERLEY for Buenos Aires  BORNHOLM PENHALE NICOLAS (GK) DUNSLEY  BARON SEMPLE 5 ships for Halifax BERKEL (DU) for St. Johns N.F.  IVAN TOPIC (YU) for Boston  DIRECTOR for NORFOLK VA  WENTWORTH M/F  BARON GRAHAM  BRITISH LADY  ARGON (USA) 4 ships for New York F/O  
  Escort Oilers  ARGON (CANVAS) 600 tons  
  Ships fitted for oiling at sea but carrying no fuel none  
  Ships carrying depth charges - none  
     
                                                                                        TOO 230604Z  
  T/P P/L to Admiralty pass to NSHQ Ottawa, C in C NA  FONF and to COMNAVEU for Port Director New York for Action and to COMINCH (C and R)  C T for Information  
  TOO 231047/4/43  
  1-9  11  12  14  16  19  25  31  35  x  
     
     

 

 
 
                                                              OUT  
 
SECRET CODE MESSAGE
 
                                                                                                              A  
  To:                                                                                    From:
  Escorts O N S 5                                                                    C in C W A.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R) AMIRALTY  
     
  ONS 5.  
     
  Inform Commodore EMPIRE ADVOCATE returned Clyde.  
     
                                                                          TOO 230653B/4/43.  
     
  Encoded in "PP" at 230719/4/43.  
  Dist. 1-4, 6-9, 16,31.  T/P P/L TOD 230754.  
  HJW.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
 
IN CYPHER MESSAGE
 
 
A
 
                                                                                 FROM:
  _______________________________________________________
  AIG 303  
  ( R ) Escorts O N S 5                                                  Acio  
     
 
IMPORTANT
 
     
  Your 210824.  Intend to sail O N S J 5 consisting of at least 3 M/V's escorted by VIDETTE to ICOMP during daylight 26th April  
     
                                                                    T O O  231316B/4/43  
     
  T/P " S " via Admiralty  TOR 231515/4/43  
  Ref  VIDETTE to Iceland  
  NLM  
  Dist  1 - 11  16c  19  26  31  
  AIG 303  C in C WA (R) Comnav OTG 24.7  
  Admiralty  CTF 24  NSHQ  FONF  COAG  HQCC  ACIO  
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
N A V A L  M E S S A G E.
 
  TO:                                                                                 FROM:
  C in C W A                                                                           NCSO Clyde.
  ______________________________________________________________  
  ( R ) Admiralty  Foic Greenock  
  NCSO Mersey  
     
     
  A  24930  SQ  84  
     
  B  Returned from O N S 5  
     
  C  Boiler Trouble  
     
     
                                                             T O O  240935B/4/43  
  T/P P/L  From Foic Greenock   TOR 241042/4/43  
  NLM  229                           24930   MODLIN  
  Dist  1-3  6-9  16  19  25  31  X  
     
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
N A V A L  M E S S A G E.
 
  TO:                                                                                 FROM:
  O N S 5                                                                           ADMIRALTY
  ______________________________________________________________  
     
  O N S 5 Commodore for information ship named for action.  Amend destination of GHARINDA to Portland (Maine)  
     
                                                                                TOO  241155Z  
     
  149 KCS Marsigs  TOR 241812/4/43  
  1-3  6-9  16  25  31  X                                                                  MF  624.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
N A V A L  M E S S A G E.
 
  TO                                                                                    FROM:
  Escorts ONS 5                                                                               C IN C W A
  ______________________________________________________________  
  (R)  Admiralty.  
 
CONFIDENTIAL CODE.
 
     
  Inform Commodore MODLIN (84) returned to port.  
     
     
                                                         TOO 241346B/4.  
     
  BH  NOKE  Pass to Escorts of ONS 5.  TOO 241449/4.  
  T/P P/L  Pass to Admiralty.  TOD  241425/4.  
     
  A13.  DD.  
  Dist:  1-3  6-9  16  25  31  x.  
     

 


 

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