Operation TA (i)

'TA' (i) was the designation of Allied convoys (together with a numerical suffix) plying the route between Tobruk and Alexandria, North Africa, and as such reciprocals of the 'AT' (i) series (December 1941/June 1942).

The first of these 46 convoys was TA.1/M of 5/7 December 1941 with the 3,033-ton British Chakdina and 1,361-ton Kirkland shielded by the escort destroyers Eridge and Farndale, and the anti-submarine whaler Thorgrim. The last was TA.49/M of 17 June 1942 with the escort destroyer Tetcott, convoy escorts Antwerp and Malines, and corvettes Erica, Gloxinia and Peony.