Originally Posted by jim brindley
hi raybnz i thnk the tanker ohio was amercan realvied malta .i think american crew left her and british took her down the medi. im sure some one on site will put me right if im wrong .old sinner jim.
We didn't have any tankers that were fast enough for 15 knot Malta convoys and in two such convoys American T2's were chartered and manned with British crews and gunners. The OHIO as stated was in Pedestal Convoy of Aug.1942, and the KENTUCKY in the earlier HARPOON convoy. But American ships with American crews did, on at least one occasion, participate in a Malta convoy: two of these were the SANTA ELISA and the ALMERIA LYKES (both of these ships were lost in Pedestal Convoy).