REFERENCE DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES - Confidential Admiralty Fleet Orders
1941 CAFO 889: ANTI-FOULING COMPOSITIONS SUPPLIED BY THE BRITISH ANTI-FOULING COMPOSITION CO., LTD. (FEB. 1941)
Updated 26-Jan-2008

This document is a modern transcription of Admiralty record CAFO 889 (Feb 1941). It concerns the various grades of anti-fouling paint to be used on the underside of Second World War era Royal Navy vessels. The original document is held at the Royal Navy Library at the Royal Navy Base, Portsmouth. This Crown Copyrighted material is reproduced here by kind permission of the Royal Navy Library.

Divider

START OF TRANSCRIPTION

C.A.F.O. 889. – Anti-fouling Compositions Supplied by The British Anti-fouling Composition Co., Ltd.
All Yards, W.P.Ss., P.S.Os., and E.R.Os.

(D.N.C./C.D.43126/40.–27.2.1941.)

The following grades of anti-fouling compositions will in future by supplied by The British Anti-fouling Co., Ltd. For use on H.M. Ships which have been allocated to them.

2. The present Red Anti-fouling Admiralty Quality is to be used on Capital Ships, Aircraft Carriers, Cruisers, Depôt and Repair Ships and Destroyers.  Drums containing this composition will, in future, be marked “ Red Anti-fouling Admiralty Quality No. 1 “.

3.  A modified red anti-fouling composition, with reduced mercury content, had been produced by the Firm and is stated to be suitable for use in all waters.  This composition is to be used on Sloops, Corvettes, Trawlers, Armed Merchant Cruisers, Royal Fleet Auxiliaries, Minesweepers, Tugs, etc.  Drums containing this composition will be marked “ Red Anti-fouling Admiralty Quality No. 2.  The use of the Firm’s Mercantile quality anti-fouling composition approved by A.F.O. 3397/40 will be discontinued but any stocks in hand are to be used in vessels of the above classes in Home Waters.

4.  The present Admiralty quality Black Anti-fouling Composition is to be used on Submarines and drums containing this composition will be marked “ Black Anti-fouling Admiralty Quality “.

5.  Special care is to be taken in the preparation of Docking Forms D.495 for ships coated with British Compositions, to state the actual grade of composition used.

(A.F.0. 3397/40.)

END OF TRANSCRIPTION