Operation FWC

'FWC' was the designation of Allied military convoys (together with a numerical suffix) plying the unescorted route from France to the Isle of Wight with coasting vessels which had delivered supplies for 'Overlord', and as such reciprocals of the 'EWC' series (June 1944).

The first of these 'France to Isle of Wight Coaster' convoys was FWC.1 of 9 June 1944 from the Seine Bay to the Solent with the 1,925-ton British Anticosti, 2,020-ton British Empire Hearth, 1,561-ton British Empire Nutfield, 867-ton British Monkstone, 1,116-ton British Patricia, 592-ton British Skelwith Force, 1,993-ton British Soborg, 586-ton British Stanley Force, 1,174-ton British Thornaby and 1,944-ton Estonian Vilk.

The last was FWC.6 of 13/14 June from the Seine Bay to the Solent with the 567-ton British Channel Queen, 929-ton British Corundum, 813-tons Empire Cadet, 482-ton Empire Larch, 791-ton British Eskwood, 1,546-ton British Flathouse, 1,793-ton British Freeman Hatch, 845-ton British Kyle Castle, 796-ton British Pass of Ballater, 1,499-ton Norwegian Ringen, 410-ton British Sard, 716-ton British Seaville and 391-ton Dutch Tromp.