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Convoy WS-12 Steaming Towards Capetown, South Africa, November 1941

USS Quincy (CA-39) leads the nearest column, followed by USS Wakefield (AP-21), USS Mount Vernon (AP-22), USS West Point (AP-23) and USS Cimarron (AO-22).
The second column is led by USS Ranger (CV-4), followed by USS Orizaba (AP-24), USS Leonard Wood (AP-25), USS Joseph T. Dickman (AP-26) and USS Vincennes (CA-44). The other ships present are destroyers.

 

Convoy - William Sail 12X

By Paul Morrell

 

        Convoy CT.5 Convoy CT.5 - Clyde to Halifax by Ron Taylor

 

        Task Force 14 Task Force 14 by Ron Taylor

 

        Account of  Convoy Detailed Account of  Convoy by Thomas M. Allison

 

        Illustrated Guide Illustrated Guide by Paul Morrell

 

        Troop Deployment Troop Deployment by Paul Morrell

 

        War Dairy War Dairy - Admiral Sir Geoffrey Layton

 

Above Photo

 

Aircraft

Vought SB 2U Vindicator Scout Bomber - USS Ranger which was flying an Anti Submarine patrol over the convoy.

 

Front Line Top to Bottom

USS West Point - USS Mount Vernon - USS Wakefield - USS Quincy (Heavy Cruiser)

 

Back Row Top To Bottom

USAT Leonard Wood - USS Vincennes (Heavy Cruiser) - USS Joseph T Dickman

 

Note:  

USS Orizaba Ap-24 also sailed with Convoy though not pictured in photo

 

We would like to thank JLSCA member Mr Maurice Green (ex 53 Infantry Brigade) for locating the cover picture of Convoy William.

 

 

 

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