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SUPPORT and HARBOUR VESSELS


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NAME ORDER - the INDEX

 
Warships, Auxiliary Patrol vessels, Support vessels

A.1 to Gwenllian

H.1 to Ozone

P.11 to Zylpha

     

TYPE/CLASS

Warships -
capital ships to motor launches

Auxiliary Patrol
- hired yachts, Admiralty and hired trawlers, Fishery Reserve, whalers, Admiralty and hired steam drifters, hired motor drifters

Support and Harbour vessels - patrol vessels, tugs, salvage, boom defence & mooring vessels, blockships, fleet auxiliaries, hospital ships, troopships including RIM (here)


NUMBER
all by Number and by Vessel Name

Pendant Numbers

Admiralty Numbers

Motor Boat Numbers

Fishing Port Registration Numbers






Notes

There are ship additions from other sources, as well as chartered oilers and colliers lost in Admiralty service from "British Vessels Lost at Sea" HMSO 1919.

See "British Naval Vessels Lost, Damaged and Attacked" for fuller details of oilers and colliers, as well as the loss of other vessels.

Click here for other Sources used as well as abbreviations.

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Contents
(Main and sub-section numbers have been added following on from Commissioned Warships)


32. Miscellaneous Patrol Vessels (173)

British Home Waters incl hydrophone vessels, White Sea, Caspian Sea, Canadian Waters, West Indies, West Africa, East Africa & Lake Nyasa, Persian Gulf incl Mesopotamian Campaign, Indian Ocean, Australian waters

33. Tugs, incl. Dockyard & Harbour Service, Rescue Tugs (624)

33.1 Pre-war Admiralty service - Fleet tugs; Dockyard & Harbour tugs, including purchased, Dromedary-class paddle tugs, Enterprise-class, Edith-type, small berthing tugs, Rover-class, Robust-class.

 

33.2 Wartime Construction and Purchase - Including purchased civilian construction, West-class, Poultry-class, Burn-class, Poet-class, boarding tugs

 

33.3 Wartime Hiring - Includes patrol tugs, screw tugs (over 70grt), screw tugs (under 69grt), paddle tugs.

 

33.4 Wartime Rescue Tugs - Includes hired tugs, Stoic-class, Frisky-class, Resolve-class, Saint-class.

 

33.5 Transferred War Department Tugs.

 

33.6 Ferro-concrete tugs

34. Salvage Vessels and Lifting Craft
35. Boom Defence Vessels including War Construction, BD, boom defence and BV, barrage vessel series, lighters and barges, netlayers, gate vessels
36. Blockships including purchased merchant ships and old cruisers
37. Mooring Vessels
including Cable Ships
38. Depot and Repair Ships sea-going, submarine and destroyer depot ships, repair ships
39. Admiralty Store Carriers mostly in service pre-war; they were not MFA and did not carry Y-Pendant Nos 
40. Flotilla Supply Ships

Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, Pendant Nos 1-9

41. Flotilla Depots

Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, Pendant Nos Y1.1-2
42. Armament Carriers Mercantile Fleet Auxiiaries, Pendant Nos Y2.1-237
43. Colliers Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, Pendant Nos Y3.1-2524 
44. Fleet Messengers Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, Pendant Nos Y4.1-81 
45. Frozen Meat Ships Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, Pendant Nos Y5.1-8
46. Mine Carriers Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, Pendant Nos Y6.1-9 
47.1 Oilers
47.2 Water Carriers
Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, Pendant Nos Y7.1-342
48. Stores Carriers Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, Pendant Nos Y8.1-138

49. Squadron Supply Ships

Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, Pendant Nos Y9.1-30
50. Water Tank Vessels local water supply at bases
51. Landing Craft X and Y lighters
52. Lighters and Barges mostly harbour tenders and boom defence
53. Aircraft Lighters seaplane towing lighters and seaplane docking lighters
54. Special Service Vessels including tenders, yachts, ferry service vessels, ex-gunboats, ex-Russian icebreakers
55. Survey Vessels including ex-sloops

56. Hospital Ships

including hired hospital ships (Pendant Nos YA.1-19), paddle hospital carriers
57. Troopships, RIM and warship conversions including Royal Indian Marine
58. Harbour Service
accommodation ships, base ships, calibrating vessel, coal hulks and lighters, depots, ferry service, hulks, jetties, lighters, RNVR and other drillships, school ships, tank vessel, tender, training ships (some of these types will also be found in other Sections)


59. Miscellaneous
to be sorted and integrated

 



32. MISCELLANEOUS PATROL VESSELS

British Home Waters, White Sea, Caspian Sea, Canadian Waters, West Indies, West Africa, East Africa & Lake Nyasa, Persian Gulf incl Mesopotamian Campaign, Indian Ocean, Australian waters
 

BRITISH HOME WATERS

DIRK, minesweeper, ex-civilian (Fy.1649). Built 1909, 181grt. Armed with 1-12pdr/1-6pdr AA. In service from 19.9.17 in British Home waters. Sunk 28.5.18 by submarine off Flamborough Head.

LOCHIEL, listed as patrol vessel, ex-civilian (Fy.1650). Built 1908, 241grt. Armed with 1-12pdr/1-6pdr. In service from 19.9.17 in British Home waters. Sunk 24.7.18, mined or torpedoed off Whitby.

ROBINA, patrol boat and boom defence vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1914, 306grt. In service 21.11.14-6.6.19 in British Home waters.



The following are listed here for convenience as Patrol Vessels and Boats. Not all of them served in British waters


Other Vessels listed as Patrol boats

S.1 (1916), submarine, later patrol boat - see SWORDFISH, submarine, experimental steam-powered.

S.6-S.11, Surface Patrol Boats

S.6 (1917) - see B.6, submarine, B-class.

S.7 (1917) - see B.7, submarine, B-class.

S.8 (1917) - see B.8, submarine, B-class.

S.9 (1917) - see B.9, submarine, B-class.

S.10 (1917) - see B.10, submarine, B-class.

S.11 (1917) - see B.11, submarine, B-class

SYRIA, listed as patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1898, 750grt. In service 24.11.14-29.7.18 in Home waters.


Hired Trawlers Listed as Patrol Vessels
 (the type of service of many trawlers is not identified; many more may have served as auxiliary patrol vessels)

see CITY OF DUNDEE, COLUMBIA, COMMANDER FULLERTON, DALE, DALMATIAN, DANE, DIVER, DURBAN, EMU, GAELIC, GARMO, HELIOS, IVANHOE, JOHN SHERBURN, LEAM, LOCH GARRY, LORENZO, LYDIAN, MALTA, MEDIATOR, MITRES, NADINE, OAKWOLD, PERIDOT, PERSIMON, RESONO, RESTLESS, RHODESIA, ROLULU, RONDO, ST. IVES, ST. LAWRENCE, TERN, TOM TIT, TRYGON, WORSLEY


Hired Drifters Listed as Patrol Vessels
 (the type of service of many drifters is not identified; many more may have served as auxiliary patrol vessels)

see ABERDOUR, ACCEPTABLE, ACHIEVABLE, AMBITIOUS, ARCADY, BOB READ, BOY CHARLEY, BOY ROY, BOY SCOUT, BUCKLER, BULRUSH, CAMPANULA, CITY OF EDINBURGH, CITY OF GLASGOW, CITY OF LIVERPOOL, CLANS, COURONNE, DAISY III, DEWEY, DICK WHITTINGTON, DRIFT FISHER, DUTIFUL, EAGER, EILEEN EMMA, ELYSIAN DAWN, FEASIBLE, FERN II, FRONS OLIVAE, FURZE, GIRL ETHEL, GLENOGIL, GOLDEN GRAIN, GOOD HOPE IV, GORSE, HIEDRA, HILDA & ERNEST, IMPREGNABLE, J. E. C. M., JOE CHAMBERLAIN, JOHN LINCOLN, KENT COUNTY, KING EDWARD, LANNER, LAVATERA, LICHEN, LORD CHARLES BERESFORD, LORD CLAUD HAMILTON, LORD CROMER, LORD FISHER, LOYAL STAR, MAJESTY, MISTLETOE, MORNING STAR V, MOSS, NINE SISTERS, OAK APPLE, OCEAN CREST, OCEAN CREST II, OCEAN FAVOURITE, OCEAN FISHER, OCEAN FOAM, OCEAN GUIDE, OCEAN HARVEST, OCEAN HOPE, OCEAN PILOT, OCEAN PLOUGH, OCEAN RAMBLER, OCEAN REAPER, OCEAN RETRIEVER, OCEAN RETRIEVER II, OCEAN REWARD, OCEAN STAR, OCEAN TREASURE, PARAMOUNT, PRESENT HELP, PRINCIPAL, Q. E. F., REAPER, RECLAIM, REDWALD, REED, RETRIEVER, ROOKE, SILVER LINE, SKIBO CASTLE, SLAINS CASTLE, ST AETHENS, STAR OF BUCHAN, SUSSEX COUNTY, TESSIE, TEST, TOUCHWOOD, TRUSTFUL, TRY AGAIN, VANGUARD III, VIOLET III, YOUNG KENNETH
 

Vessels Listed as Hydrophone or Hydrophone Support Vessels

U.S.-Built Motor Launches were used as hydrophone vessels, but the numbers are not known.

Hired yachts - see NYKR (hydrophone tender)

Strath-class trawlers - see BRAZIL BRASSY, CORNELIUS CARROLL, GEORGE BORTHWICK, GEORGE COULSTON, GEORGE FRENCH, JOHN ABBOTT, JAMES BENTOLE, JOHN BELL, JOHN BOWLER, JOHN BRADFORD, JOHN CURRAN, JOHN EDSWORTH, JOHN FAIRMAN, JOHN GRAY, JOHN HAILE, JOSEPH COATES, PATRICK BORROW, ROBERT GIBSON, THOMAS BRYAN, THOMAS EVISON, THOMAS FOLEY, TIMOTHY BRANNON, WILLIAM BARLOW, WILLIAM BOND, WILLIAM BROWNING, WILLIAM COGSWELL, WILLIAM FALL, WILLIAM HUTCHINSON

Castle-class trawlers - see ARTHUR CAVANAGH, CHARLES BOYES, CHARLES CHAPPELL, CHARLES DONELLY, DOMINICK DUBINE, FREDERICK BUSH, JAMES DINTON, JAMES PEAKE, JAMES ROBERTSON, JOHN ANDERSON, JOHN CATTLING, JOHN LYONS, PATRICK BOWE, ROBERT BOWEN, THOMAS BOOTH, THOMAS CROFTON, THOMAS DANIELS, WALTER BURKE, WILLIAM BELL, WILLIAM BRADY, WILLIAM FLEMMING

Mersey-class trawlers - see ANDREW KING, CHARLES ADAIR, EDWARD DRUCE, JAMES BUCHANAN, JOHN APPLEBY, JOHN ARTHUR, JOHN DUNN, JOHN EBBS, JOHN JEFFERSON, JOHN QUILLIAM, JOHN YULE, NICHOLAS DEAN, ROBERT DOUBLE, SAMUEL DOWDEN, WILLIAM DOAK

Hired trawlers (the type of service of many trawlers is not identified; some of them may have served as hydrophone vessels) - see ANIDA, ANWOTH, AUREA, BROMELIA, CALIPH, CALVIA, COLTMAN, DUNRAVEN CASTLE, EVA WALES, HELVETIA, HENE CASTLE, IMPERIAL QUEEN, JAMAICA (tender), JEANIE STEWART, KUNISHI, LOCH BROOM, LOCH HOURN, LORD KNOLLYS, MAX PEMBERTON (hydrophone experiments), MIURA, NEWLAND, NINUS, OLYMPIA, PEARL, POINTZ CASTLE, PRINCE PALATINE, PRINCESS MARY, REFUNDO, RELONZO, REMINDO, RESMILO, RILETTE, ROSE, ROWSAY (tender), SEA SWEEPER, SEMIRAMIS, SESOSTRIS, SHELOMI, SIR JAMES RECKITT, SIR JOHN FRENCH, SIR MARK SYKES, STREPHON, TENBY, VENOSTA, WAR GREY, WILLIAM H. HASTIE, WYRE

Hired drifters - see ALICES (training ship), BOY CHY, CELURCA (hydrophone experiments), CONSTANT FRIEND, CONTRIVE, COURONNE (tender), DOROTHY ROSE, GELLYBURN, GLENOGIL (tender), LICHEN (tender), M. H. BUCHAN (tender), OCEAN RAMBLER, OCEAN REAPER (tender), OCEAN REWARD, REED, SUNBEAM (training ship), TARLAIR (tender), THULE ROCK (tender), VANGUARD III (tender).

Hired motor drifters - see DAISY, FISHER LASS, KIMBERLEY, MARCONI, PHALAROPE, VALKYRIE, VINEYARD
 



 
WHITE SEA

BORODINO, Russian paddle steamer. Armed with 2-6pdr. In service 4.19-25.9.19 as Senior Naval Officer's Ship on Dvina River, North Russia. Returned to Russian owners two days before final evacuation.


CASPIAN SEA

ALADER YOUSSANOFF, Russian mercantile. Built 1905, 2071grt. Armed with 1-12pdr, carried two seaplanes. In service 1.19-8.19 in support of ''White" Russian forces on Caspian Sea. Handed over to ''White" Russian crews.

DUBLIN CASTLE, Russian mercantile (original name not known). Armed with 2-6in. In service 1918-31.7.19 in support of ''White" Russian forces on Caspian Sea. Handed over to ''White" Russian crews.

EDINBURGH CASTLE, Russian mercantile (original name not known). Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 1918-31.7.19 in support of ''White" Russian forces on Caspian Sea. Handed over to ''White" Russian crews.

ORLIONOCH, Russian mercantile. Built 1888, 1046grt. Armed with 2-4in, carried two seaplanes. In service 1918-24.8.19 in support of ''White" Russian forces on Caspian Sea.

WINDSOR CASTLE, Russian mercantile (original name not known). Armed with 4-4in, carried two CMB's. In service 1918-8.8.19 in support of ''White" Russian forces on Caspian Sea. Handed over to ''White" Russian crews.


CANADIAN WATERS

ACADIA, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1913, 846grt. Armed with 1-4in, 2-3pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

ALBACORE, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. No further details. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

BALEINE, Canadian minesweeper, either Government or hired craft. Built 1907, 418grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

CANADA, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1904, 411grt. Armed with 2-12pdr, 2-3pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

CARTIER, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1910, 556grt. Armed with 3-12pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

CONSTANCE, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1891, 400grt. Armed with 3-MG. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

CURLEW, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1892, 400grt. Armed with 3-MG. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

FALCON, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. No further details. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

FLORENCE, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1883, 133grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

DELIVERANCE, Canadian minesweeper, either Government or hired craft. Built 1914, 280grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

GALIANO, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1913, 393grt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters. Wrecked 30.10.18 near Vancouver Island.

GLADIATOR, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1864, 70grt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

GOPHER, Canadian patrol vessel, also rescue tug, either Government or hired craft. Built 1910, 198grt. Armed with 1-3pdr from 10.15. Listed sometime after 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

GRIB, Canadian patrol vessel, hired whaler. Built 1907, 140grt. Armed with 1-6pdr from 5.17. Listed sometime after 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

GRILSE, Canadian patrol vessel, listed as torpedo boat, hired yacht. Built 1912, 287grt. Armed with 2-12pdr, 1-14in tt. Listed sometime after 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

GULNARE, Canadian survey vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1893, 262grt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

HOCHELAGA (ex-WATURAS), Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1900, 628grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. Listed sometime after 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

LADY EVELYN (ex-DEERHOUND), Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1901, 483grt. In service from 6.17 in Canadian waters.

LANSDOWNE, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1884, 680grt. In service from 4.17 in Canadian waters.

LAURENTIAN (ex-KING EDWARD), Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1902, 355grt. In service from 5.17 in Canadian waters.

MALASPINA, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1913, 392grt. Armed with 1-6pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

MARGARET, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1914, 756grt. Armed with 2-6pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

MUSQUASH, Canadian patrol vessel, hired tug. Built 1910, 198grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service from 10.15 in Canadian waters.

NEREID, Canadian patrol vessel, hired tug. Built 1912, 40grt. Listed sometime after 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

NEWINGTON, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1899, 193grt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

PETREL, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1892, 192grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

PREMIER, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1907, 254grt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

PV.1-PV.VII, Canadian minesweepers, ex-coasters purchased in US, listed as trawlers. All for service in Canadian waters.

PV.1 (ex-WILLIAM B. MURRAY). Built 1912, 390grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-4.19.

PV.II (ex-AMAGANSETT). Built 1912, 390grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-4.19.

PV.III (ex-HERBERT N. EDWARDS). Built 1911, 323grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-4.19.

PV.IV (ex-MARTIN J. MARRAN). Built 1911, 308grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-4.19.

PV.V (ex-ROLLIN E. MASON). Built 1911, 323grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 3.17-4.19.

PV.VI (ex-LEANDER WILCOX). Built 1903, 205grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 4.17-4.19.

PV.VII (ex-ROWLAND H. WILCOX). Built 1911, 247grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 4.17-4.19.

RESTLESS, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1906, 76grt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

SABLE ISLAND, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1914, 734grt. Armed with 1-6pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

SCOTSMAN, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1903, 265grt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

SPEEDY II, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1896, 252grt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

STARLING, Canadian patrol vessel, either Government or hired craft. Built 1888, 193grt. Armed with 1-6pdr. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

TUNA (ex-TARANTULA), Canadian patrol vessel, listed as torpedo boat, either Government or hired craft. Built 1902, 124grt. Armed with 1-3pdr, 2-14in tt. Listed from 12.14 for service in Canadian waters.

WILFRED (ex-WILFRED C), Canadian patrol vessel, hired tug. Built 1897, 99grt. In service from 1918 in Canadian waters.

Other Vessels Listed as Patrol Vessels

Canadian-built trawlers (RCN) - see ARLEUX, ARMENTIERES, ARRAS, FESTUBERT, GIVENCHY, LOOS, MESSINES, ST. ELOI, ST. JULIEN, VIMY, YPRES.
 

WEST INDIES

ARAWANA, patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1914, 152grt. Armed with 1-13pdr. In service 20.3.17-15.1.19 in West Indies, based at Demerara.

BELIZE, patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1914, 1498grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 19.2.17-c21.2.19 in West Indies.

CORALLINE - see hired yachts.

ESSEQUIBO, patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1991, 202grt. Armed with 2-13pdr. In service 20.3.17-15.1.19 in West Indies, based at Demerara.

LADY HAY, minesweeper, ex-civilian. Built 1900, 75grt. Armed with 1-6pdr. In service 5.3.17- c21.2.19 in West Indies, based at Barbados.

PARIKA, patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1904, 304grt. Armed with 2-13pdr. In service 20.3.17-31.1.19 in West Indies, based at Demerara.

PONEMAH, patrol vessel, ex-Trinidad Customs auxiliary schooner. 69grt. Armed with 1-6pdr. In service 19.2.17-c21.2.19 in West Indies.

PURUNI, patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1905, 295grt. Armed with 2-13pdr. In service from 20.3.17 in West Indies, based at Demerara. Wrecked 29.8.18 off Mayero Island, Grenadines.

RANGER - see hired yachts.

ST. PATRICK, patrol vessel, ex-Trinidad Government craft. Built 1913, 180 tons. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service 19.2.17-c21.2.19 in West Indies.

TOWY, patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1914, 199grt. Armed with 1-6 pdr. In service 28.2.17-21.2.19 in West Indies.


WEST AFRICA

ALLIGATOR, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian Government 100 ft motor launch. Armed with 1-MG. In service from 9.14 in West Africa.

BALBUS, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian Government tug. Armed with 3-37mm. In service from 9.14 in West Africa.

CROCODILE, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian Government 100 ft motor launch. Armed with 1-MG. In service from 9.14 in West Africa.

IVY, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian Government yacht. Built 1895, 1131grt. Armed with 1-12pdr/2-6pdr. In service 9.14-1919 in West Africa.

MANATEE, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian Government motor launch. Armed with 1-3pdr/1-MG. In service from 9.14 in West Africa.

MOLE, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian Government dredger. Armed with 1-6in. In service from 9.14 in West Africa.

PORPOISE, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian paddle tug. Armed with 2-12pdr/1-3pdr. In service 9.14-1919 in West Africa.

REMUS, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian paddle tug. Built 1913, 203grt. Armed with 3-12pdr. In service 9.14-1919 in West Africa.

SOKOTO, listed as patrol vessel, ex-German gunboat captured 9.14 at Duala. Served in West Africa.

SUNDA, listed as patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1899, 120grt. In service 8.14-1919 in West Africa.

VAMPIRE, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian Government 80 ft steam launch. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service from 9.14 in West Africa.

VIGILANT, listed as patrol vessel, ex-Nigerian Government 80 ft steam launch. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service from 9.14 in West Africa.

WALRUS, listed as patrol vessel, ex-German tug captured 9.14 at Duala. Armed with 1-3pdr. Served in West Africa.


EAST AFRICA and LAKE NYASA

ADJUTANT, listed as patrol vessel, ex-German tug captured 10.10.14 by HMS DARTMOUTH in East Africa. Built 1905, 231grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. Damaged by gunfire near RufIji River 6.2.15 by German forces, recaptured and taken to Lake Tanganyika.

DUPLEX (ex-NENTWATER), listed as patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1872, 874grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service 3.11.14-31.8.15 in East Africa.

FIFI, armed launch, ex-German steamer KINGANI. In action with MIMI and TOUTOU on Lake Tanganyika 26.12.15, salvaged. Armed with 1-12pdr from 15.1.16.

GUENDOLEN, river gunboat, ex-civilian. Built 1899, 250grt. Armed with 2-6pdr. In service on Lake Nyassa, East Africa.

HELLMUTH, listed as patrol vessel, ex-German tug. Built 1899, 774grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service c11.14-15 in East Africa.

MIMI, 40ft armed launch. Built 1915 by Thornycroft. Armed with 1-3pdr/1-MG. Transported overland to Lake Tanganyika with TOUTOU, re-launched on the Lake 23.12.15.

TOUTOU, 40ft armed launch. Built 1915 by Thornycroft. Armed with 1-3pdr/1-MG. Transported overland to Lake Tanganyika with MIMI, re-launched on the Lake 23.12.15.


PERSIAN GULF incl MESOPOTAMIAN CAMPAIGN

AZERBAIJAN, armed launch, ex- Persian Customs river steamer. Based at Muscat. To RIM 20.10.18, to Persia 31.11.19.

BLOSSE LYNCH, listed as patrol vessel, Mesopotamian river steamer. Armed with 2-18pdr field guns. To support military operations 3.12.14.

BRUNEL, listed as patrol vessel, shallow draught Thames river steamer. Built 1905, 126grt. Sent out from England to support military operations in Mesopotamia, arrived by mid-1916.

CARLYLE, listed as patrol vessel, shallow draught Thames river steamer. Built 1905, 129grt. Sent out from England to support military operations in Mesopotamia, arrived by mid-1916.

CARMSIR - see GARMSIR, patrol vessel.

CHRISTOPHER WREN, listed as patrol vessel, shallow draught Thames river steamer. Built 1905, 120grt. Sent out from England to support military operations in Mesopotamia, arrived by mid-1916.

COMET, paddle launch-tug, ex-RIM, ex-official yacht of British Resident at Baghdad. 144 tons. Armed with 1-3pdr from ESPIEGLE, later 1-6pdr/3-3pdr/2-MGs. In service from 5.11.14. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1914/15. Lost after grounding in Tigris 1.12.15.

DUNNEDA, armed launch, ex-civilian. In service in Persian Gulf area. To RIM 22.8.18.

EDMUND IRONSIDES, listed as patrol vessel, shallow draught Thames river steamer. Built 1905, 116grt. Sent out from England to support military operations in Mesopotamia, arrived by mid-1916.

EDWARD ROSS, armed launch, ex-civilian. In service in Persian Gulf area. To RIM 14.9.18.

ENTERPRISE (1), survey vessel, ex-East Indies launch. In service 1916-19 in Persian Gulf area.

FITZ AILWIN, listed as patrol vessel, shallow draught Thames river steamer. Built 1905, 116grt. Sent out from England to support military operations in Mesopotamia, arrived by mid-1916.

FLYCATCHER, ex-Turkish motor patrol boat. Built 1912 Thornycroft. Sunk 9.11.14 by ESPIEGLE in Shatt el Arab, salvaged, back in service late 1915. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1915/17. Armed with 1-6pdr/1-MG. Sold c1923.

GARMSIR (also CARMSIR), armed launch, ex-launch-tug. Built 1914, 40grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service 5.11.14-12.11.14, One of five vessels (GARMSIR, LEWIS PELLY, MASHONA, MINER, SIRDAR-I-NAPHTI) commissioned in Persian Gulf area by 4 officers and 41 men of battleship OCEAN.

JULNAR, Mesopotamian river steamer. Built 1909, 884grt. Commissioned 17.4.16, naval-manned. Captured during attempt to resupply Kut 24.6.16. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1916.

LEWIS PELLY, armed launch, ex-Government service yacht. Armed with 2-3pdr/1-MG. In service from 11.14. One of five vessels (GARMSIR, LEWIS PELLY, MASHONA, MINER, SIRDAR-I-NAPHTI) commissioned in Persian Gulf area by 4 officers and 41 men of battleship OCEAN. Disarmed 5.15, served as minesweeper. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1914/15.

MASHONA, armed launch, ex-launch-tug. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service from 11.14. One of five vessels (GARMSIR, LEWIS PELLY, MASHONA, MINER, SIRDAR-I-NAPHTI) commissioned in Persian Gulf area by 4 officers and 41 men of battleship OCEAN. Tug from 1.1.15.

MASSOUDIEH, listed as patrol vessel, Mesopotamian river stern-wheeler. To support military operations, armed 6.15. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1915.

MEJIDIEH, listed as patrol vessel, Mesopotamian river steamer. Built 1882, 463grt. Armed with 2-18pdr field guns. Stern-wheeler from 3.12.14. To support military operations.

MEJIDIEH's, listed as patrol vessels - see P.50-61, shallow draught stern-wheelers for service in Mesopotamia.

MINER, armed launch, ex-launch-tug. Built 1880, 50grt. Armed with 1-12pdr/1-3pdr/1-MG. In service from 11.14. One of five vessels (GARMSIR, LEWIS PELLY, MASHONA, MINER, SIRDAR-I-NAPHTI) commissioned in Persian Gulf area by 4 officers and 41 men of battleship OCEAN. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1914/16.

MOZAFFIR (also MUZAFRI), armed launch, ex-Persian stern-wheeler. In service from 3.3.15 in Persian Gulf area. Later tug for horseboat armed with 4.7 in gun. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1915/16.

MUZAFRI or MUZAFFRI - see MOZAFFIR, armed launch, ex-Persian stern-wheeler.

P.50-61. patrol vessels, shallow draught stern-wheelers for service on River Tigris (note: not the P-type patrol boats of the P.11-75 series). Similar to Mesopotamian river steamer MEJIDIEH and described as ''new MEJIDIEH's". All built 1916-17. 500t, 220x30x6ft, planned armament 2-12pdr, probably 1-3pdr.

P.50-51. Built by Beardmore. P.50 arrived 9.6.16 and completed 30.6.16.

P.52-57. Built by Caird.

P.58-59. Builder not known.

P.60-61. Built by Lobnitz. (More may have been built.)

QUANDMERE, armed launch, ex-tug. Arrived Persian Gulf area 20.6.16, completed 17.9.16.

SHAITAN, armed launch,ex-launch. Armed with 1-3pdr, later 1-12pdr. In service from 1.12.14 in Persian Gulf area. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1914/15. Lost after grounding in Tigris near Aziziya 29.11.15.

SHUSAN, armed launch, stern-wheeler. Armed with 2-3pdr, later 1-12pdr/1-3pdr.In service from 3.3.15 in Persian Gulf area. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1915.

SIRDAR - see SIRDAR-I-NAPHTI, armed launch.

SIRDAR-I-NAPHTI (also SIRDAR), armed launch, ex-launch-tug. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service 7.11.14-13.12.14. One of five vessels (GARMSIR, LEWIS PELLY, MASHONA, MINER, SIRDAR-I-NAPHTI) commissioned in Persian Gulf area by 4 officers and 41 men of battleship OCEAN.

SUMANA, armed launch, ex-launch-tug. Armed with 2-3pdr. In service from 22.5.15 in Persian Gulf area. Left at Kut 12.15, recaptured 26.2.17. Armed with 1-12pdr/2-3pdr. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1915/16.

SUMANA's, tugs, at least eight built for service in Persian Gulf, arrived between 4.16 and 6.16. Identified by War Office T-Numbers. No more details. Presumably similar to armed launch SUMANA.


INDIAN OCEAN

Service at Aden

SHEIKH-BERKHUD, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1891, 327grt. In service 1.5.17-c1919 at Aden.

Service in Indian Ocean

ASHMANI, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

BADORA, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1914, 279grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean. Served in WW2.

BAHREIN (1), believed civilian-manned transport, River Transport Service, Shaikh Mohamed Baba, Master. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1915. Probably same vessel as (2) following, but needs confirmation.

BAHREIN (2) (RIM), patrol boat or minesweeper, ex-paddle river steamer. In service 5.15-c1919 in Indian Ocean.

BALGAY, minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1897, 303grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

BAN WHATT HIN, minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1885, 361grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean

BHAMO (RIM), minesweeper, ex-paddle river steamer. Built 1896, 255grt. Armed with 2-MG. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

CURLEW, minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1876, 305grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

ELEPHANTA (RIM), minesweeper, ex-steamer. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

GALLIA, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1904, 1305grt. Armed with 1-4.7in. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

GENERAL BRACKENBURY, minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. 127grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

GUIDE (RIM), patrol boat or minesweeper, ex-steamer. 817grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

HINDU, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1894, 770grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

INDRAVATI, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1896, 1053grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

IRRAWADY, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian paddle river steamer taken up in India. 338grt. Armed with 2-MG. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

JATTRA, minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1896, 371grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

KATORIA, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian vessel taken up in India. Built 1889, 1127grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

LADY FRASER (RIM), patrol boat or minesweeper, ex-steamer. Built 1908, 1669grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

LHASA, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1904, 2195grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

MAHANADI, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1892, 1194grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

MAYO (RIM), patrol boat or minesweeper, ex-steamer. Built 1896, 1125grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

NANCOWRY, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. 70grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

NEARCHUS (RIM), patrol boat or minesweeper, ex-steamer. Built 1914, 925t dis. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

NILLA, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1908, 208grt. Armed with 2-3pdr. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

RETRIEVER, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

ROSE, minesweeper, civilian tug taken up in India. Built 1904, 308grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

SAMSON, minesweeper, civilian tug taken up in India. Built 1902, 310grt. In service c1917-1919 as in Indian Ocean.

SANDOWAY, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1915, 291grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean. Served in WW2.

SARASVATI, minesweeper, steamer taken up in India. Built 1907, 962grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

SATRUNJI, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1892, 1192grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

SLADEN (RIM), patrol boat or minesweeper, ex-paddle river steamer. Built 1886, 270t dis. Armed with 5-MG. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

TAMIL, minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India, 93grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

TAROTYUA, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1914, 133grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

VIOLET (2), examination vessel, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1913, 251grt. In service 6.14-c1919 in Indian Ocean.

YENGYNA, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1914, 238grt. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

ZAHORA, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. 200grt. Armed with 1-3pdr from 10.12.17. In service c1917-1919 in Indian Ocean.

Service off Colombo (Sri Lanka)

GENERAL ELLES, patrol boat and minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. 154grt. In service c1917-1919 off Colombo (Sri Lanka).

GOLIATH, minesweeper, civilian tug taken up in India. Built 1902, 310grt. In service c1917-1919 off Colombo (Sri Lanka).

LADY INCHCAPE, patrol boat and minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1911, 93grt. In service c1917-1919 off Colombo (Sri Lanka).

LADY MACKAY, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1910, 86grt. In service c1917-1919 off Colombo (Sri Lanka).

Service off Rangoon

HYE LEONG, patrol boat, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1882, 494grt. Armed with 1-3pdr. In service 10.17-1919 off Rangoon, Burma.

Service off Singapore

KAIPAN, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1888, 300grt. In service c1917-1919 off Singapore.

LARK, patrol boat or minesweeper, civilian steamer taken up in India. Built 1891, 133grt. In service c1917-1919 at Singapore.
 

AUSTRALIAN WATERS

COOGIE (RAN) (ex-LANCASHIRE WITCH), patrol vessel, ex-civilian. Built 1887, 762grt. Armed with 1-4.7in/2-3pdr. In service 5.18-1921 in Australian waters.

GANNET (RAN) (ex-PENGUIN), patrol vessel, ex-civilian. 208grt. Armed with 1-12pdr. In service 7.18-1919 in Australian waters.

MOURILYAN (RAN), patrol vessel, ex-civilian. 1349grt. Armed with 1-4.7 in/2-3pdr. In service 5.18-1921 in Australian waters

NUSA (RAN) patrol vessel, German yacht seized 13.9.14 by MELBOURNE in Solomons. 64 tons dis. In service in Australian waters. Sold 1921.

SUMATRA, patrol vessel, ex-civilian. No further details. In service in Australian waters.





 
33. TUGS, incl. DOCKYARD & HARBOUR SERVICE, RESCUE TUGS
 
A total of 624 tugs are listed. Whether already in Royal Navy service, purchased or hired, they were used for a wide range of duties. These included examination work, patrol, rescue, general towage, dockyard service, and minelaying and minesweeping. They are organised in the lists as follows:


33.1 Pre-war Admiralty service (71): Fleet tugs (5)

Dockyard & Harbour tugs, including purchased and other dockyard tugs (12 + 8), Dromedary-class paddle tugs (9), Enterprise-class (3), Edith-type (3), small berthing tugs (16), Rover-class (4), Robust-class (11).
33.2 Wartime Construction and Purchase (48): Including purchased civilian construction (2 + 8), West-class (11), Poultry-class (8), Burn-class (2), Poet-class (2), boarding tugs (15).
33.3 Wartime Hiring (335): Includes patrol tugs (13), screw tugs (over 70grt - 158), screw tugs (under 69grt - 114), paddle tugs (50).
33.4 Wartime rescue tugs (128): Includes hired tugs (68), Stoic-class (5), Frisky-class (3), Resolve-class (6), Saint-class (46).
33.5 Transferred War Department Tugs (30).
33.6 Ferro-concrete tugs (12).

 


33.1 PRE-WAR ADMIRALTY SERVICE

 
Fleet Tugs

FORTITUDE, fleet tug, W.30 (1.18). Launched 5.96 Barclay Curle. 470 tons, 142(oa), 135(pp)x25x8ft. TE1200ihp. Purchased 1904. Armament: nil. Renamed NEPTUNE to 1909. Tender to VIVID, usually on target service, sometimes flew white ensign. Sold 31.1.23 Carriden S Bkg Co.

MAGNET, fleet tug, 7 (1.18). Launched 1883 Stevens, Birkenhead. 430 tons, 136(pp)x22x10ft. TE 520ihp, 12kts. Was KNIGHT OF THE CROSS. purchased 22.4.85. Armament: 4-3pdr. Tender to VICTORY, flew white ensign. Sold 1.5.20, renamed SAN ANTONIO.

SEAHORSE, fleet tug, W.72 (1.18). Launched 7.7.80 Laird. 670 tons, 168(oa), 160(pp)x26x10ft. TE 1100ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 2-6pdr. Based at Portsmouth 1914-18, rescue tug from 1917, flew white ensign. Sold 1.5.20 Crichton Thompson.

STORMCOCK, fleet tug, W.75 (1.18). Launched 5.12.77 Laird. 580 tons, 161(oa),155(pp)x25x10ft. TE 1000ihp. Purchased 24.9.82. Armament: 2-6pdr. Based at Queenstown 1914-18, sometimes flew white ensign. Sold 7.3.22, renamed MORSECOCK.

TRAVELLER, fleet tug, W.80 (1.18). Launched 28.9.85 McIntyre, Paisley. 700 tons, 167(oa), 160(pp)x24x12ft. Compound 1120ihp, 12kts. Was STORMCOCK, purchased 22.4.85,. Armament: 4-3pdr. Tender to VIVID 1914-18, also rescue tug from 1917, flew white ensign. Sold 1.5.20, renamed BULLGER.
 

Dockyard Tugs

AETNA, iron dockyard paddle tug, Aetna-type. Launched 1.9.83 Laird. 530 tons, 128(pp)x25x10ft. 850ihp. Served in Devonport, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 19.2.29 Young, Sunderland.

ALLIGATOR, iron dockyard tug. Launched 1885 Laird. 630 tons, 157(pp)x25x10 ft. TE 1000ihp. Was STORMCOCK, purchased 1896 for salvage tug and firefloat duties. Served in Pembroke, rescue tug 1917-18, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1920, renamed REFLOATER.

BUSTLER, iron dockyard paddle tug. Launched 1890 Hepple. 346 tons, 130(pp)x20x8ft. 750ihp. Was CONQUEROR, purchased 1896. Served in Gibraltar, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 11.21 at Gibraltar.

CARRON, iron dockyard paddle tug. Launched 1880 Chambers, Dumbarton. 450 tons. 500ihp. Was FLYING EAGLE, purchased 14.3.88. Served in Chatham, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 27.3.23 at Gibraltar.

CONFIANCE, iron dockyard tug. Launched 1884 Poden, Northwich. 270 tons 107(pp)x19ft. 350ihp. Was NAVIGATOR, purchased 4.85. Served in Devonport, tender to DEFIANCE, sometimes flew white ensign. Sold 5.47.

CROCODILE, dockyard tug. Launched 3.12.89 McKnight, Ayr. 440 tons, 135(pp)x24x10ft. 630ihp. Was FLYING VULTURE, purchased 1896. Served in Gibraltar, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 5.11.24 at Gibraltar.

GRINDER, wooden dockyard paddle tug. Launched 21.3.68 White. 505 tons, 120(pp)x25ft. 2-cyl, 876ihp. Served in Sheerness, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 28.10.19 Multilocular S Bkg Co.

MALTA, iron dockyard paddle tug, Aetna-type. Launched 21.1.71 Laird. 530 tons, 128(pp)x25x10ft. 850ihp. Served in Portsmouth and Rosyth, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1.21, renamed BENSHIE.

METEOR, iron dockyard paddle tug, Aetna-type. Launched 5.9.83 Laird. 530 tons, 128(pp)x25x10ft. 850ihp. Served in Chatham, believe flew blue ensign, renamed PERSEVERANCE 1914. Sold 31.1.23 Carriden S Bkg Co.

PROMPT, iron dockyard paddle tug. Launched 6.7.67 Napier. 136 tons, 90(pp)x17x9 ft. 211ihp. Served in Malta, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 9.22 at Malta.

SAMPSON, iron dockyard paddle tug, Aetna-type. Launched 31.1.77 Laird. 530 tons, 128(pp)x25x10ft. 850ihp. Served in Malta, believe flew blue ensign, renamed ORIENT 7.18. Sold 8.6.23 at Malta.

TRUSTY, iron dockyard paddle tug. Launched 14.2.66 Palmer. 484 tons, 130(pp)x23x10ft. 2-cyl. 600ihp, 12.5kts. Served in Devonport, believe flew blue ensign, renamed TRUSTFUL 11.17. Sold 8.9.20 W. J. Webb.


DROMEDARY-class Paddle Tugs


HM Tug Cracker; Industrious in enlargement (Photo Ships)

ADVICE, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 2.10.99 London & Glasgow. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Chatham, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 20.10.50 J. Scott, Cork.

CRACKER, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 7.12.99 London & Glasgow. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Malta, believe flew blue ensign. Arrived 16.7.56 Ward, Greys.

DILIGENT, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 31.8.98 Barclay Curle. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Sheerness, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 9.10.23 Young, Sunderland.

DROMEDARY, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 31.5.94 Barclay Curle. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Portsmouth and Invergordon, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 28.4.23 J. A. White.

ENERGETIC, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 22.5.02 John Brown. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Gibraltar, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 15.4.53, BU Shaws, Rainham, Kent.

ESCORT, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 28.7.96 Fawcett, Preston. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Devonport and Rosyth, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 31.5.22 J. A. White.

INDUSTRIOUS, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 19.6.02 Barclay Curle. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Devonport, believe flew blue ensign. BU 12.59 in Holland.

RESTLESS, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 7.6.02 Day Summers. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Malta, believe flew blue ensign, renamed RESTIVE 6.16. Sold 6.37, BU at Spezia.

VOLCANO, paddle tug, Dromedary-class. Launched 21.9.99 Barclay Curle. 680 to 700 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27(50 oa)x10ft. 2-stage oscillating 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Portsmouth, believe flew blue ensign, renamed VOLATILE 12.18. Arrived 16.4.57 Ward, Greys.
 

ENTERPRISE-class Dockyard Tugs


HM Tug Assurance (Photo Ships)

ASSURANCE, dockyard tug, Enterprise-class. Launched 18.12.99 Bow McLachlan. 307 tons, 115(oa),110(pp)x23x8ft 450ihp. Served in Devonport, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 31.1.23 Carriden S Bkg Co.

ENTERPRISE, dockyard tug, Enterprise-class. Launched 2.10.99 Bow McLachlan. 307 tons, 115(oa),110(pp)x23x8ft 450ihp. Served in Portsmouth, believe flew blue ensign, renamed EMPRISE 12.18. Sold 1947.

TYRIAN, dockyard tug, Enterprise-class. Launched 15.3.00 Bow McLachlan. 307 tons, 115(oa), 110(pp)x23x8ft 450ihp. ADVENTURE until 3.04. Served in Sheerness and Invergordon, believe flew blue ensign, renamed TYRE 1.18, SIDONIAN 3.18. Sold 17.10.25 Cox & Danks.
 

EDITH-type Dockyard Tugs

EDITH, dockyard tug, Edith-type. Launched 1904 Malta DY. 140 tons, 86(oa), 78(pp)x16x7ft. 200ihp. Served in Chatham and Scapa, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 31.1.23 T. Rigden.

LUCY, dockyard tug, Edith-type. Launched 18.10.02 Mordey Carney. 140 tons, 86(oa), 78(pp)x16x7ft. 200ihp. Served in Devonport, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 6.37 at Malta.

MARCHWOOD, dockyard tug, Edith-type. Launched 23.11.00 Dundee SB. 140 tons, 86(oa), 78(pp)x16x7ft. 200ihp. Served in Portsmouth, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1948.
 

Others Listed as Dockyard Tugs

EGERTON, dockyard tug. Launched 1908 Cran. 337 tons, 92(pp)x21 ft. Compound 630ihp, 12kts. Purchased 23.7.08. Served in Portland, sometimes flew white ensign. Sold 2.23, renamed BENSON.

EMILY, dockyard tug. Purchased 14.11.01 on stocks, launched 28.11.01 Seath, Rutherglen. 140 tons. 182ihp. Served in Malta, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1.34 at Malta. Served in WW2.

HERCULANEUM, dockyard tug. Launched 1905 Cran. 378 tons, 101(pp)x22x11 ft. Paddle 800ihp. Purchased 1908. Served in Dover, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1927, renamed FORMBY.

PRUDENT, dockyard tug. Launched 17.5.05 Bow McLachlan. 325 tons, 125(pp)x24x7 ft. 620ihp, 11.5kts. Served in Chatham, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 7.10.27 Ward.

SALVO (also C.61), dockyard tug. Launched 1899 Eltringham. 400 tons, 121(pp)x24 ft. 775ihp. Purchased 13.3.01. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 10.22.

SECURITY, dockyard tug. Launched 1904 J. P. Rennoldson. 350 tons, 102(pp)x23x12ft. TE 660ihp. Was KINGFISHER, purchased 22.3.06, DILIGENCE to 3.10. Served in Cromarty and Sheerness, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 8.2.27 as SECURITY.

SWALLOW, dockyard tug. Launched 1892 Fullerton. 144 tons, 80(pp)x18x9ft. 300ihp, 10kts. Was GENERAL SKINNER, transferred from War Dept 1906. Served in Gibraltar, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 3.15, renamed LEON &TONY.

VIGILANT (also C.2), dockyard paddle tug. Launched 1900, purchased 21.6.00. 245 tons, 80(pp)x17ft. 340ihp. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 22.10.19 in West Indies.
 

Small Berthing Tugs

CARBON (also C.150, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. 185 tons. Purchased 1900, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1947.

CROCUS (ex-YORK), small berthing tug. Built Dansey, Teddington. 46 tons. Purchased 1897, believe flew blue ensign, renamed FEN 1920. Sold c1924.

ELEPHANT, small berthing tug. Built Portsmouth DY. 56 tons. Purchased 1893, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 21.10.20.

GAZELLE, small berthing tug. 57 tons. Purchased 4.6.03, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1924.

HALLGARTH (also C.62, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. Built Lytham SB. 175 tons. Purchased 3.00, believe flew blue ensign. Sold c1943.

MAGPIE (also C.63, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. 40 tons. Purchased 1902, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1923.

MARMION (also C.112, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. 100 tons. Purchased 3.00, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 22.7.20.

MISTLETOE (ex-LAUREL), small berthing tug. Built 1897 Lewin, Wandsworth. 30 tons. Purchased 1901, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 3.23.

POLLY (also C.410, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. Built 1904 Bailey, Hong Kong. 150 tons. Purchased 1916, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 5.31.

SCOTSMAN (also C.371, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. Built Gray, Hull. 172 tons. Purchased 11.01, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 19.4.21.

SIR WM. JERVAIS (C.409, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. Built 1900. 120 tons. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold at Hong Kong 1919.

TERRIER, small berthing tug. 95 tons. Purchased 3.13, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1948.

TOXTETH (also C.111, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. Built 1899 Jones, Liverpool. 148 tons. Purchased 11.01, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 17.10.30, renamed CLEADON.

TYKE, small berthing tug. 95 tons. Purchased 1.12, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1947.

VICTORY (also C.210, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. 76 tons. Purchased 1904, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1934,

WELSHMAN (also C.230, borne with name from about 1920), small berthing tug. Built Bow Mclachlan. 92 tons. Purchased 1901, believe flew blue ensign. Sold c1947.
 

ROVER-class Tugs

ALLIANCE, tug, Rover-class, W.77 (9.18). Launched 23.8.10 Chatham DY. 620 tons, 153(oa), 145(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1400ihp, 11kts. Served in Sheerness and Scapa, believe flew blue ensign, rescue tug from 1917. Lost 19.12.41 at the fall of Hong Kong.

ATLAS, tug, Rover-class. Launched 2.9.09 Chatham DY. 620 tons, 153(oa), 145(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1400ihp, 11kts. Served in Hong Kong, believe flew blue ensign, rescue tug from 1917. Sold 19.5.58.

PILOT, tug, Rover-class, W.62 (1.18). Launched 2.9.09 Chatham DY. 620 tons, 153(oa), 145(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1400ihp, 11kts. Served in Portsmouth and Portland, believe flew blue ensign, rescue tug from 1917. Arrived 27.3.60 in Holland to BU.

ROVER, tug, Rover-class. Launched 12.10.08 Chatham DY. 620 tons, 153(oa), 145(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1400ihp, 11kts. Served in Devonport, believe flew blue ensign, rescue tug from 1917, renamed ROLLICKER 1929, RECOVERY 3.34 Arrived 18.9.57 at Haulbowline to BU.
 

ROBUST-class Paddle Tugs


HM Tug Grappler (Photo Ships)

CAMEL, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 19.10.14 Bow McLachlan. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Rosyth, believe flew blue ensign. BU 1962.

FIRM, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 23. 8.10 Chatham DY. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Dover, Sheerness, believe flew blue ensign. Arrived 2.9.60 Belgium to BU.

GRAPPLER, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 4. 9.08 Chatham DY. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Portsmouth, believe flew blue ensign. Arrived 20.5.57 Dover to BU.

HELLESPONT, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 10. 5.10 Earle. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Haulbowline, believe flew blue ensign. Sunk 4.42 by A/C at Malta.

RAMBLER, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 21.12.08 John Brown. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Gibraltar, believe flew blue ensign. BU 1953.

ROBUST, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 24. 9.07 Bow McLachlan. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Sheerness, believe flew blue ensign. Sold c1955.

SPRITE, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 23. 8.15 Fleming & Ferguson. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Portsmouth, believe flew blue ensign. Arrived 27.3.60 Holland to BU.

STRENUOUS, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 7.12.12 Thornycroft. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Sheerness, believe flew blue ensign, renamed SANDBOY 1.18. Sunk 27.6.47 as target off Bermuda.

STURDY, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 12.11.12 Thornycroft. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Portsmouth, believe flew blue ensign, renamed SWARTHY 11.17. Arrived 24.3.61 Haulbowline to BU.

VETERAN, paddle tug, Robust-class. Launched 30. 8.15 Thornycroft. 690 tons, 150(oa), 144(pp)x27x11ft. 1250ihp, 12kts. Served in Malta, believe flew blue ensign, renamed ANCIENT 12.18. Sold 1954 at Malta.
 
PERT, paddle tug, enlarged Robust-class. Launched 4.4.16 Thornycroft. 1023 tons, 178(oa), 170(pp)x36x12 ft. 2000ihp, 13kts. Believe flew blue ensign. BU 1962.
 



33.2 WAR CONSTRUCTION AND WARTIME PURCHASES
(presumably a mixture of Fleet, Dockyard and Harbour/Berthing tugs)

 
FLAMER-type Tugs

FLAMER (also C.108), tug, Flamer-type. Launched 1915 Scott, Bowling. 124 tons, 78(oa), 75(pp)x17x7ft. Compound 250ihp, 9kts. Purchased 3.15. Served in Rosyth, believe flew blue ensign. YC.298 in 1943. Sold 6.48 Pounds, Portsmouth.

FRESCO, tug, Flamer-type. Launched 1915 Scott, Bowling. 124 tons, 78(oa), 75(pp)x17x7ft. Compound 250ihp, 9kts. Purchased 1915. Served in Rosyth, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 3.23, renamed HANDMAID.
 

Other Listed Tugs

CONQUERESS, tug, W.16 (1.18). Launched 1913 Hepple. 240 tons, 96(pp)x20x8ft. TE 700ihp. Hired 22.1.15, purchased 6.10.15. Served in Rosyth, believe flew blue ensign, rescue tug 1917-18. Sold 6.5.53 Pollock & Brown, Northam to BU.

FROLIC, tug. Launched 1915 Bow McLachlan. 79 tons, 61(pp)x15x5 ft. Compound. Purchased 3.15. Served in Queenstown, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 5.23 Cork Harbour Commissioners.

HANDY, tug. Launched 2.3.15 Bow McLachlan. 386 tons, 118(oa), 110(pp)x24x5ft. Compound 700ihp, 10kts.Served in Mudros, believe flew blue ensign. Sold 6.20, renamed ANTONIO AZAMBUJA.

JASON, tug. Launched 1915. 85 tons, 75(pp)x16x5 ft. 300ihp, 8kts. Purchased 5.2.15. Believe flew blue ensign. Renamed RIVAL 1937. Sold 1947.

MARY TAVY, tug. Launched 1918 Philip. 162 tons gross. 93(pp)x23ft. Compound. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1947, renamed DANNY.

MOONFLEET, tug, W.56 (1.18). Launched 2.10.17 Edwards, Millwall. 123 tons gross. 100(pp)x20ft. TE. Purchased 3.11.17 from Argentina. Believe flew blue ensign, used as a salvage tug. Sold 16.8.23, renamed SALVAGE CHIEF.

STALWART, tug. Launched 1916 Ardrossan SB. 244 tons, 100(oa), 95(pp)x22x8 ft. TE 550ihp, 11kts. Purchased 1916. Served in Lerwick, believe flew blue ensign, renamed SEADOG 1918. Sold 31.12.19, renamed AGHIOS GEORGIOS. Served as AGHIOS GEORGIOS in WW2.

STOBO CASTLE (also C.102), tug. W.73 (1.18). Launched 1917 Cran. 271 tons gross. 110(oa), 104(pp)x26x10ft. Compound 900ihp, 10kts. Purchased 1917. Believe flew blue ensign, rescue tug 1917-18. Sold 8.63, BU in Belgium.
 

WEST-class Tugs

WEST ACRE (also C.9), tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 1918 Yarwood. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1950, renamed LAVERNOCK.

WEST BAY, tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 10.10.18 Yarwood. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 23.7.53, renamed LARKSPUR.

WEST COCKER (should have been spelt WEST COKER, but error retained), tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 1919 Philip. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sunk 9.4.42 by A/C at Malta; BU 7.43.

WEST CREEK, tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 24.12.18 Yarwood. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1948, renamed MARGARET LAMEY.

WEST DEAN, tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 1919 Philip. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sunk 28.4.42 by A/C at Malta.

WEST HEATH, tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 1918 Crabtree. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 6.21 Crichton Thompson, renamed ASTRID. Served as SALVO in WW2.

WEST HILL, tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 1919 Crabtree. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 6.21 Crichton Thompson, renamed DIRECTOR JACK LETZER.

WEST HOPE, tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 1919 Crabtree. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 6.21 Crichton Thompson, resold 6.9.29, renamed BALLINDALLOCH

WEST HYDE, tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 1919 Crabtree. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 1948, renamed SEASIDER.

WEST WELL, tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 1919 Philip. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 10.19, renamed FRANK DIXON.

WEST WINCH, tug, West-class. One of 11 of class completed (six cancelled), built for Director of Inland Waterways for cross-channel barge towing, loaned to War Office, later reverted to Admiralty. Launched 1919 Payne, Bristol. 131-161 tons gross. 88(pp)x21x9(deep) ft. Compound 430ihp,10kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 24.11.20 Gueret Gait & Co, same name.

Six cancellations

WEST BRAE, tug, West-class, building Edwards. Cancelled 1919?

WEST LING, tug, West-class, building Philip. Cancelled, sold 17.12.19 to builder and completed, renamed NOVADOR.

WEST MEON (also H.S.102), tug, West-class, building Edwards. Cancelled, sold 24.11.19 to builder, not known if completed.

WEST MILL, tug, West-class, building Philip. Cancelled, sold 17.12.19 to builder and completed, renamed NAVEGADOR.

WEST PORT, tug, West-class, building Philip. Cancelled, sold 17.12.19 to builder and completed, renamed SIR ALFRED PALMER.

WEST VALE, tug, West-class, building Edwards. Cancelled, sold 24.11.19 to builder, not known if completed.
 

POULTRY-class Tugs

ANCONA, tug, Poultry-class. Ordered 1918 for canal and harbour work. Launched 2.4.19 Henry Scarr. 65 tons gross. 75(pp)x15x6 ft. Compound 185ihp. 8kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 8.22 W. R. Johnson.

CAMPINE, tug, Poultry-class. Ordered 1918 for canal and harbour work. Launched 22.1.19 Yarwood. 65 tons gross. 75(pp)x15x6 ft. Compound 185ihp. 8kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 8.22 W. R. Johnson, renamed BRITANNIA.

COCHIN, tug, Poultry-class. Ordered 1918 for canal and harbour work. Launched 20.5.19 Yarwood. 65 tons gross. 75(pp)x15x6 ft. Compound 185ihp. 8kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold c1946.

FAVERHOLE (ex-BANTAM), tug, Poultry-class. Ordered 1918 for canal and harbour work. Launched 1919 Henry Scarr. 65 tons gross. 75(pp)x15x6 ft. Compound 185ihp. 8kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 21.2.22 F. T. Everard.

HOUDAN (ex-MINORCA), tug, Poultry-class. Ordered 1918 for canal and harbour work. Launched 1919 Rowhedge IW. 65 tons gross. 75(pp)x15x6 ft. Compound 185ihp. 8kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 28.4.24, renamed ERICH.

LEGHORN, tug, Poultry-class. Ordered 1918 for canal and harbour work. Launched 26.8.19 Yarwood. 65 tons gross. 75(pp)x15x6 ft. Compound 185ihp. 8kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 3.23 J. Maxwell Jones.

ORPINGTON, tug, Poultry-class. Ordered 1918 for canal and harbour work. Launched 1919 Rowhedge IW. 65 tons gross. 75(pp)x15x6 ft. Compound 185ihp. 8kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Sold 8.23 Llanelly Harbour Board.

WYANDOTTE, tug, Poultry-class. Ordered 1918 for canal and harbour work. Launched 1919 Rowhedge IW. 65 tons gross. 75(pp)x15x6 ft. Compound 185ihp. 8kts. Believe flew blue ensign. Assigned W.74, Department of Works from 10.23. Sold 1948.
 

BURN-class Tugs

BUCKIE BURN, tug, Burn-class. Purchased while building. Launched 1919 McGregor, Kirkintilloch. 51 tons gross. 69(pp)x16 ft. Compound 200ihp. Believe flew blue ensign. Reported on sale 10.19, but retained by Admiralty. BU 9.58.

RATHVEN BURN, tug, Burn-class. Purchased while building. Launched 1919 McGregor, Kirkintilloch. 51 tons gross. 69(pp)x16 ft. Compound 200ihp. Believe flew blue ensign. Reported on sale 10.19, but retained by Admiralty. Listed to 1946.
 

POET-class Tugs

POET CHAUCER, tug, Poet-class. Approved to complete as part of Admiralty programme 30.5.18. Launched 8.10.19 Bailey, Hong Kong. 239 tons gross. 105(pp)x25 ft. TE 135 (nominal) hp. Believe flew blue ensign. To sale list 10.19, but retained. Lost 19.12.41 at Hong Kong.

POET LANGLAND, tug, Poet-class. Approved to complete as part of Admiralty programme 30.5.18. Launched 1919 Bailey, Hong Kong. 239 tons gross. 105(pp)x25 ft. TE 135 (nominal) hp. Believe flew blue ensign. To sale list 10.19, to Federated Malay States 23.6.20.
 

Boarding Tugs

CARCASS (ex-JAVA), boarding tug, N.62 (1914), N.18 (1.18). Built 1905, 128grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 8.14-14.5.19.

CERBERUS (ex-OCEANA), boarding tug, N.63 (1.16, cancelled 1.16), W.58 (1.18). Built 1889, 337grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service from 3.8.14, renamed OCEANA 1916, rescue tug 1917. Stranded 11.10.18 at Scapa.

CEYLON (ex-SEATON), boarding tug, N.64 (1914), N.20 (1.18). Built 1899, 149grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 17.11.14-13.3.19.

CHAR (ex-STRANTON), boarding tug. Built 1899, 148grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate, in service from 17.11.14. Sunk 16.1.15 in collision.

CHARM (ex-SANDA, ex-MARETANZA), boarding tug, N.56 (9.15), N.22 (1.18). Built 1902, 156grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 1915-20.11.19, renamed COYTOBEE.

CHESTER (ex-BADIA), boarding tug, N.65 (1914), N.23 (1.18). Built 1909, 150grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 31.7.14-7.9.17, renamed CHESTER III 1915, and 20.1.19-23.5.19.,

CHICHESTER (ex-ARCADIA), boarding tug, N.66 (1914), N.24 (1.18). Built 1895, 180grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 4.8.14-29.5.19.

CHUB (ex-VINCIA), boarding tug, N.67 (1914), N.25 (1.18). Built 1909, 150grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 30.7.14-15.12.19.

CODFISH (ex-FOREMOST II), boarding tug, N.55 (9.15), N.27 (1.18). Built 1915, 123grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 1.6.15-12.1.20. Believed renamed CETO 3.18, one of two Ramsgate parent ships.

COMMONWEAL (ex-COMMONWEALTH), boarding tug, N.99 (reported 2.15, may have been earlier), N.28 (1.18). Built 1902, 115grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 30.10.14-7.6.19.

CRUDEN BAY, boarding tug, N.58 (9.15), N.30 (1.18). Built 1899, 125grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service as water boat, 8.1.15-14.1.20.

DORIA, boarding tug, N.35 (1.18). Built 1909, 150grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 30.7.14-2.1.19. Served in WW2.

DRAGON, boarding tug, N.63 (1.16), N.37 (1.18) and W.20 (1.18), W.03 (9.18) as DRAGE. Built 1893, 153grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 10.3.15-17.1.19 including HM Dockyard service, rescue tug from1917, renamed DRAGE 1918.

FOREMOST, boarding tug, N.47 (9.15), N.45 (1.18). Built 1913, 123grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 1.6.15-20.11.19.

JOANETTA, boarding tug, N.21 (9.15), N.63 (1.18). Built 1911, 49grt. Purchased as unarmed boarding vessel with Downs Boarding Flotilla, based at Ramsgate to 1918, in service 11.11.14- purchased 20.12.14-1919.
 

Tugs Purchased as Salvage Vessels

DALKEITH (ex-DALHOUSIE), HUGHLI, RESCUE - see salvage vessels
 



33.3 WARTIME HIRING
 

Hired Patrol Tugs

ALEXANDRA, hired patrol tug, T.7. Built 1907, 168grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-19.12.14, then other service, tug from 7.9.15. Wrecked 28.10.15.

BEAVER (ex-LADY LEWIS), hired patrol tug, T.4. Built 1897, 154grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-14.11.14, then other service, tug 1918-2.23. Sold.

BLACKCOCK, hired patrol tug, T.1, P.9A (1.16), P.09 (1.18). Built 1886, 254grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 23.8.14-11.14, then other service, tug from 1915. Wrecked 18.1.18 in the White Sea.

HARRINGTON, hired patrol tug, T.9. Built 1903, 149grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-15.12.14, then other service.

HERCULANEUM, hired patrol tug, T.6. Built 1909, 172grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-9.12.14, then other service.

HORNBY, hired patrol tug, T.8. Built 1909, 168grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-14.5.16, then other service.

KNIGHT ERRANT, hired patrol tug, T.10. Built 1905, 148grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-28.11.14, then other service, tug from 16.7.15, rescue tug 1917-28.8.20.

NORTH COCK, hired patrol tug, T.2. Built 1903, 149grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-25.11.14, then other service.

OTTER (ex-AFRICAN), hired patrol tug, T.3. Built 1887, 165grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-8.11.14, then other service.

RALPH BROCKLEBANK, hired patrol tug, T.11. Built 1903, 173grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 30.10.14-26.11.14, then other service.

TORFRIDA (ex-SAN JACINTO), hired patrol tug, T.4. Built 1889, 133grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 3.11.14-25.11.14, then other service, tug 20.5.18-20.2.19.

W. E. DORRINGTON, hired patrol tug, T.12. Built 1906, 175grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 30.10.14-26.11.14, then other service.

WALLASEY, hired patrol tug, T.5. Built 1903, 149grt. In service for short time as unarmed patrol boat, Liverpool area 29.10.14-10.12.14. To War Dept.
 

Hired Screw Tugs (70grt and over)

AJAX, hired screw tug. Built 1894, 273grt. In service 30.7.14-7.8.14. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. To War Dept.

ANNA LIFFEY, hired screw tug. Built 1904, 179grt. In service 28.10.18-22.11.18. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ARCHDALE (ex-VIXEN), hired screw tug. Built 1896, 119grt. In service 26.9.15-24.12.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ATHLETE, hired screw tug. Built 1893, 119grt. In service 26.9.15-6.10.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ATLAS, hired screw tug. Built 1872, 84grt. Harbour service 17.1.15-3.7.15 Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ATTENDANT, hired screw tug. Built 1913, 317grt. In service 22.4.18-3.2.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

BENCLUTHA, hired screw tug. Built 1895, 70grt. In service 10.12.15-12.12.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

BERTY, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 73grt. HM Dockyard service 26.9.14-30.3.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

BRITISHER (ex-BRITANNIA), hired screw tug. Built 1902, 80grt. Purchased, in service 1916-2.23. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Sold.

BRUNO, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 100grt. In service 17.8.14-10.3.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

BUNTY, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 73grt. In service 26.9.14-10.3.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

BUREAUCRAT, hired screw tug. Built 1916, 137grt. Harbour service 15.12.16-26.5.17 and 23.7.17-31.7,17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

CAIRNGARTH, hired screw tug. Built 1913, 133grt. In service 3.11.17-1919. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

CAMPAIGNER, hired screw tug. Built 1911, 163grt. In service 13.5.15-3.7.17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

CASTOR, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 70grt. HM Dockyard service, then BDV 21.11.15-21.5.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

CITY OF YORK, hired screw tug. Built 1888, 77grt. In service 25.2.18-27.3.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

CLEVELYS, hired screw tug. Built 1902, 292grt. In service 3.17-1917. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

COMMERCE, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 103grt. Loaned by Russian Government, in service 15.11.16-1.6.17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

CONDOR, hired screw tug. Built 1901, 90grt. In service 2.8.14-1.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

CRUISER, hired screw tug. Built 1874, 98grt. Harbour service 8.7.17-1.9.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

DAMSON (ex-SAMSON), hired screw tug. Built 1892, 232grt. In service 29.1.18-26.11.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Missing 21.1.20.

DANUBE II, hired screw tug. Built 1910, 227grt. In service 23.8.14-4.3.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served as NORGROVE in WW2.

DAUNTLESS, hired screw tug. Built 1903, 109grt. In service 6.2.15-21.1.20. Renamed MORDAUNT c1917. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

DAVID GILLIES, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 375grt. In service from 10.17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Stranded 5.5.18 in the Mediterranean.

DELUGE (ex-PRESIDENT DE LEEUW), hired screw tug. Built 1908, 260grt. In service 16.12.14-8.1.17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

DESIRE (ex-PRESIDENT DESIRE MAAS), hired screw tug. Built 1912, 135grt. HM Dockyard service from 11.12.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Sunk 24.1.18 by U-boat off Yorkshire coast.

EAGLE, hired screw tug. Built 1883, 103grt. Harbour service 1.8.14-6.3.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

EARL OF POWIS, hired screw tug. Built 1882, 116grt. In service 27.8.14-20.1.17, Q-ship from 11.5.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

EGAD (ex-GREVILLE VERNON), hired screw tug. Built 1898, 170grt. Harbour service 7.12.17-6.6.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

EGERTON, hired screw tug. Built 1911, 272grt. In service 12.8.14-19.5.17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

EILEEN, hired screw tug. Built 1879, 85grt. Harbour service 8.12.14-7.7.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ENERGIE, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 73grt. HM Dockyard service 30.5.15-20.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ENERGY, hired screw tug. Built 1899, 79grt. In service 3.10.18-27.11.18. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Loaned to USN

ENTERPRISE (ex-SAMARITAN), hired screw tug. Built 1890, 337grt. In service 27.5.15-1.4.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ENTERPRISE II, hired screw tug. Built 1894, 185grt. In service 12.4.15-9.8.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ESTOY, hired screw tug. Built 1870, 101grt. In service 2.6.17-22.3.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

EXPERT, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 100grt. In service 22.3.17-9.4.17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

FALCON, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 124grt. In service 29.8.18-31.12.18. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served in WW2.

FALCONHURST, hired screw tug. 77grt. In service 25.1.18-25.6.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

FIERY (ex-FAIRY), hired screw tug. Over 70grt. In service 19.1.18-29.1.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

FINLAY, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 73grt. In service as BDV 1916-1918. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

FLYING BREEZE, hired screw tug. Built 1913, 387grt. In service 2.8.14-17.6.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served in WW2.

FLYING KESTREL, hired screw tug. Built 1913, 516grt. In service 2.8.14-1.11.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served in WW2.

FLYING SERPENT, hired screw tug. Built 1911, 199grt. In service 5.8.14-3.4.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

FOREMOST III (ex-CHARM, ex-FORE), hired screw tug. Built 1915, 98grt. In service 19.6.15-21.11.16. Then to War Dept. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

FORION (ex-ORION), hired screw tug. Built 1900, 83grt. In service 14.8.17-25.4.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

FRANCE CHERIE, hired screw tug. Built 1891, 141grt. In service as BDV 1916-9.19 Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

FRANK, hired screw tug. Built 1896, 76grt. In service 9.5.17-3.11.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

G. R. GRAY, hired screw tug. Built 1917, 268grt. In service from 29.11.17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Stranded 27.10.18 at Farn Island.

GAUNTLET (ex-GOOLE No. 8), hired screw tug. Built 1891, 149grt. In service 15.3.18-28.9.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

GEORGE ROBINSON (ex-AMEDEE VISART), hired screw tug. Built 1896, 95grt. In service 15.12.14-29.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

GLADSTONE, hired screw tug. Built 1916, 214grt. In service 31.8.16-19.2.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

GOLDEN CROWN, hired screw tug. Built 1896, 184grt. Purchased, HM Dockyard service 1917-6.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Sold.

GOOLE No. 6, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 108grt. In service 9.12.17-26.3.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

GOOLE No. 7 (ex-SOUTHESK), hired screw tug. Built 1885, 184grt. In service 17.4.16-6.6.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

GOOLE No. 10, hired screw tug. Built 1896, 169grt. In service 4.12.14-21.1.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

GRAN CANARIO, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 151grt. In service 23.3.17-13.4.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

GUARDSMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1905, 102grt. HM Dockyard service 18.12.15-8.11.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served in WW2.

HAMPDEN (ex-SOUTHAMPTON), hired screw tug. Built 1910, 227grt. In service 23.8.14-14.6.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HANNAH JOLLIFFE, hired screw tug. Built 1900, 178grt. In service 12.8.14-20.10.19. (One of the JOLLIFFE tugs became a rescue tug 9.18, with pendant W.24.) Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HARRINGTON, hired screw tug. Built 1889, 367grt. In service 22.8.15-30.9.15. Lost 6.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HEATHERCOCK (ex-TORBAY SCOUT), hired screw tug. Built 1903, 182grt. In service 20.2.18-17.6.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HELEN PEELE, hired screw tug. Built 1901, 133grt. In service 10.8.17-16.4.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HERALD, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 367grt. In service 8.9.14-4.2.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HERCULES, hired screw tug. Built 1890, 234grt. In service 2.9.14-1914. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HERCULES, hired screw tug. Built 1910, 121grt. In service 11.12.14-20.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HERCULES, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 225grt. In service 13.3.15-10.4.19, renamed HERACLES 12.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HIBERNIA, hired screw tug. Built 1884, 210grt. In service 2.8.14-10.10.19, renamed HIBERNIA Ill. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HOMER, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 157grt. In service 1.11.15-28.8.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

HULLMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 171grt. In service 1.1.17-22.9.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

IRISHMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1896, 99grt. Harbour service 30.7.14-6.7.20, BDV from 9.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

JACK (ex-JACKAL, ex-WOODCOCK, ex-WILLIAM JOLLIFFE), hired screw tug. Built 1885, 360grt. In service 1.1.15, Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Stranded 9.8.17 off the Tyne.

JAVA, hired screw tug. Built 1898, 114grt. HM Dockyard service 25.5.15-3.11.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

JIM MCCAUSLAND (ex-FLYING SERPENT), hired screw tug. Built 1886, 262grt. In service 2.9.14-15.5.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

JOHN BULL, hired screw tug. Built 1880, 165grt. In service 16.12.14-5.2.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

JOSEPH CROSTWAITE (ex-HUSKISSON), hired screw tug. Built 1896, 149grt. Harbour service 31.8.15-20.9.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

JUMBO, hired screw tug. Built 1888, 95grt. In service as BDV 30.7.14-8.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

KESTREL, hired screw tug. Built 1897, 70grt. In service 12.12.14-31.12.18. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

KINSMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 119grt. In service as examination vessel 3.1.17-9.5.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served as KEVERNE in WW2.

LA FRANCE, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 775grt. In service 11.10.15-1915. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LADY DUNCANNON, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 181grt. In service 25.2.18-20.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LADY WINDSOR, hired screw tug. Built 1891, 81grt. In service 30.7.14-3.7.19, renamed IOLAIRE 1919. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served as IOLAIRE in WW2.

LANCELOT, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 71grt. Harbour service 10.12.17-12.5.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LANGTON, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 157grt. In service 31.8.15-24.3.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LETTIE, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 89grt. In service as BDV 18.2.16-20.3.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served in WW2.

LINESMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1911, 96grt. Harbour service 13.3.15-6.7.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LORD KITCHENER, hired screw tug. Built 1901, 78grt. Harbour service 10.7.15-26.6.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

LUDGATE (ex-PRESIDENT LUDWIG), hired screw tug. Built 1892, 165grt. In service 2.9.17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Stranded 15.2.18 in Wigtown Bay.

LYNX, hired screw tug. Built 1905, 79grt. In service 2.8.14-16.1.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

MANILA, hired screw tug. Built 1895, 180grt. In service 13.5.17-29.7.17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

MARKSMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 78grt. Harbour service 24.11.15-8.5.20, renamed BOATMAN 4.18 Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

MERCURIUS, hired screw tug. Built 1912, 90grt. In service 7.2.19-1.8.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

MEYUN, hired screw tug. Built 1905, 567grt. In service in East Indies 5.3.17-15.7.19.

MOSELLE, hired screw tug. Built 1887, 71grt. In service 5.11.15-4.2.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

NORA, hired screw tug. Built 1889, 99grt. In service 19.7.17-20.9.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

NORD, hired screw tug. Built 1905, 104grt. In service 1915-1919. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

NORTHUMBRIA, hired screw tug. Built 1894, 100grt. In service 29.7.15-6.8.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ORION, hired screw tug. Built 1912, 90grt. In service as BDV 1916-1919. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

OUTPOST, hired screw tug, ex-hopper. Over 70grt. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

PEEWIT (ex-PLOVER), hired screw tug. Built 1881, 245grt. In service 26.9.14-8.3.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

PLUMGARTH, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 164grt. Harbour service 1.6.16-9.12.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

POLLUX, hired screw tug. Built 1914, over 70grt. In service 5.2.15-21.1.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

PREMIER, hired screw tug. Built 1894, 83grt. In service.6.18-22.1.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

PRIMROSE (ex-ST. GEORGE), hired screw tug. Built 1892, 150grt. In service 1916-1918. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

PRINCESS ROYAL, hired screw tug. Built 1888, 105grt. In service 23.6.15-11.8.15 and 23.5.18-1918. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

QUEEN OF THE USK, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 91grt. Harbour service 29.1.18-26.4.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

QUESTER (ex-ENTERPRISE), hired screw tug. Built 1899, 70grt. Harbour service 10.2.18-24.2.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

QUIXOTIC, hired screw tug. Built 1898, 197grt. In service 1918-1920. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

R. NICHOLSON (ex-VULCAN), hired screw tug. Built 1891, 200grt. In service 28.8.14-5.5.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

RACIA (ex-OCEAAN), hired screw tug. Built 1894, 410grt. Purchased, in service 1916-23.6.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Sold.

RESOLUTE, hired screw tug. Built 1903, 71grt. In service 16.9.16-17.9.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

RIDGWAY, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 230grt. In service 8.1.15-11.10.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ROBIE, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 89grt. In service as BDV 8.3.16-14.2.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ROMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 108grt. In service as examination vessel 6.1.17-12.3.20, renamed ROMANCE 5.18. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served as ROMAN in WW2.

ROYAL BRITON, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 99grt. In service 31.5.16-31.8.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

RUNNER (ex-CHAMPION), hired screw tug. Built 1886, 146grt. In service 30.7.14-27.10.19 Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

ST. MAWES, hired screw tug. Built 1917, 80grt. In service 1.6.17-19.7.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served in WW2.

SAMPHIRE BATTS (ex-SEA KING), hired screw tug. Built 1893, 174grt. In service 25.8.14-6.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SANDU, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 118grt. In service 22.4.18-19.8.18. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SARAH JOLLIFFE, hired screw tug. Built 1890, 333grt. In service 8.3.15-13.1.20. (One of the JOLLIFFE tugs became a rescue tug 9.18, with pendant W.24.) Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SHARK, hired screw tug. Built 1891, 163grt. In service from 26.10.14. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Loaned to USN 30.9.18-6.I.19.

SIMLA, hired screw tug. Built 1898, 144grt. In service 30.7.14-21.7.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SIR BRIAN (ex-KNIGHT TEMPLAR), hired screw tug. Built 1893, 146grt. In service 25.3.18-3.3.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 478grt. In service 30.7.14-14.1.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE, hired screw tug. Built 1891, 420grt. In service 30.7.14-14.1.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SIR THOMAS (ex-KNIGHT PRENDER), hired screw tug. Built 1898, 184grt. In service 13.3.18-30.1.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SIR WALTER RALEIGH, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 478grt. In service 30.7.14-14.1.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SMEATON, hired screw tug. Built 1883, 369grt. In service 30.7.14-5.10.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SOUTER, hired screw tug. Built 1910, 123grt. In service 22.10.15-10.1.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SOUTHERN CROSS, hired screw tug. Built 1896, 78grt. In service as BDV, 1916-13.8.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SPURN, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 103grt. In service 2.8.14-21.12.14, and as BDV 7.15-1919. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

STORK, hired screw tug. Built 1905, 278grt. In service 17.3.17-11.4.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SUN lII, hired screw tug. Built 1909, 197grt. HM Dockyard service, hired 3.8.14, purchased 1915-1919, renamed SUCCOUR 1915. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Sold. Served as SUN III in WW2.

SUN IV, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 200grt. In service 15.2.16-16.3.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SUNDERLAND, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 172grt. Harbour service 4.12.15-22.3.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

SYMBOL (ex-SAMSON), hired screw tug. Built 1881, 119grt. In service 25.9.15-2.6.16. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

T. A. JOLLIFFE, hired screw tug. Built 1901, 199grt. In service 12.8.14-15.11.14 and 9.3.15-14.2.20. Pendant No P.8A from 1.16, P.A6 from 1.18- 6.18. (One of the JOLLIFFE tugs became a rescue tug 9.18, with pendant W.24.) Later renamed EASTLEIGH. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

TALIESIN, hired screw tug. Built 1883, 79grt. Harbour service 24.9.14-7.8.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

TERRIER, hired screw tug. Built 1883, 79grt. In service as BDV, 25.8.14-12.9.19, renamed TERRIER II. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

THE LIBERATOR, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 93grt. In service 13.3.16-27.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

TRENT, hired screw tug. Built 1884, 107grt. In service as BDV mooring tug, 1916-10.3.20, renamed TRANTER. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

TRIBESMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1916, 70grt. In service 29.6.16-26.10.16, renamed JUPITER 1916. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Sold to France.

TUNISIEN II, hired screw tug. Built 1909, over 70grt. In service 27.11.16-24.5.17. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

VELMAR (ex-NESTOR), hired screw tug. Built 1883, 122grt. In service 20.2.18-18.12.18. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

VIOLET, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 141grt. In service 12.7.17-14.2.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

VULCAN, hired screw tug. Built 1893, 288grt. In service 30.7.14-8.8.14. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

WALFISCH, hired screw tug. Built 1914, over 70grt. In service as BDV, 24.12.14-19.2.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

WAPITI, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 208grt. In service 7.12.15-23.8.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

WAPPING (ex-ANDREW JOLLIFFE), hired screw tug. Built 1894, 180grt. In service 26.8.14-25.2.20. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

WARSASH, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 120grt. In service 12.10.15-22.10.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

WATCHER (ex-PLA hopper No. 15), hired screw tug. Built 1911, 583grt. In service 1.16-1919. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

WESTCOCK (ex-LADY JACKSON), hired screw tug. Built 1898, 138grt. In service 13.8.15-22.9.15. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

WHITE ROSE, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 125grt. In service 10.10.18-27.11.18 Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

WILLIAM FINDLEY, hired screw tug. Built 1884, 87grt. In service 1.4.18-20.11.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

WILLIAM GRAY, hired screw tug. Built 1911, 178grt. In service 29.10.14-6.8.19. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.

WRESTLER, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 192grt. HM Dockyard service, hired 1916, purchased 1918-6.20, renamed HOTSPUR 1917. Sold, renamed MURIA. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Served as MURIA in WW2.

WYVERN, hired screw tug. Built 1905, 215grt. In service 15.3.15-25.2.20, renamed WICKSTEAD 7.18. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign. Sold as WICKSTEAD

ZEALANDIA, hired screw tug. Built 1882, 128grt. In service 17.11.14-24.11.14. Most hired screw tugs over 70grt used as expeditionary force tugs during part of the war; most of vessels released from naval service 1917-18 carried out similar duties. Nearly all were chartered as naval tugs and flew red ensign.


Hired Screw Tugs (69grt and under)

ACTIVE, hired screw tug. Built 1875, 58grt. In service 1915-1918, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ADA, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 21grt. In service 7.18-9.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ADDER, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 54grt. In service 2.18-9.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ADDIE, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 44grt. In service 3.18-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ADUR (ex-HELENE), hired screw tug. Built 1877, 57grt. In service 8.14-5.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ADUR II, hired screw tug. Built 1912, 54grt. In service 8.14-3.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

AILSA, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 60grt. In service 9.16-6.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ALARM, hired screw tug. Built 1862, 22grt. In service 10.18-11.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ALBERT, hired screw tug. Built 1882, 61grt. In service 8.14-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ALPHA, hired screw tug. Built 1897, 33grt. In service 8.14-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

APOLLO, hired screw tug. Built 1900, 52grt. In service 4.15-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

AQUILA (ex-PENDRAGON), hired screw tug. Built 1870, 59grt. In service as BDV, 8.17-1.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

BEAULIEU, hired screw tug. Built 1901, 58grt. In service as BDV, 8.14-2.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

BEAUMONT, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 58grt. In service 7.18-1.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

BOARHOUND (ex-LEOPOLD II), hired screw tug. Built 1882, 54grt. In service 8.14-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

CAWOOD, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 34grt. In service 4.18-11.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

CENTRAL No. 10, hired screw tug. Built 1913, 17grt. In service 3.17-3.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

CENTRAL No. 8, hired screw tug. Built 1913, 17grt. In service 9.16-3.17, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

CONQUEROR, hired screw tug. Built 1901, 55grt. In service 9.18-9.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

CONTRACT, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 38grt. In service 6.18-4.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

CREED (ex-CRUISER), hired screw tug. Built 1881, 58grt. In service 3.18-2.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

DARTMOTHIAN, hired screw tug. Built 1915, 50grt. In service 10.17-3.19, renamed HELLESPONT, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

DASHER, hired screw tug. Built 1883, 27grt. In service 8.14-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

DEERHOUND, hired screw tug. Built 1878, 30grt. In service 8.14-1918, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

DIAMOND, hired screw tug. Built 1897, 36grt. In service 8.14-1.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

DORA, hired screw tug. Built 1895, 33grt. In service 8.14-3.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

DRAGON, hired screw tug. Built 1877, 56grt. In service 8.14-6.15, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

DUKE OF YORK, hired screw tug. Built 1900, 51grt. In service 8.14-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ECLIPSE, hired screw tug. Built 1877, 30grt. In service 10.18-11.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

EDITA (ex-FALAISE), hired screw tug. Built 1896, 61grt. In service 12.17-2.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ELSA PARTISS, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 42grt. In service 12.14-4.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

EMBER, hired screw tug. Built 1908, 18grt. In service 4.18-12.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

EMPRESS, hired screw tug. Built 1897, 67grt. In service 9.14-5.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

FISH DOCK No. 1, hired screw tug. Built 1904, 58grt. In service to 3.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

FRASERVILLE, hired screw tug. Built 1904, 51grt. In service 11.17-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

GAMECOCK (ex-ADVENTURESS), hired screw tug. Built 1886, 50grt. In service 2.15-3.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

GARTH, hired screw tug. Built 1884, 45grt. In service 10.16-4.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

GLORY, hired screw tug. Built 1903, 50grt. In service 10.16-6.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

GNAT (ex-HERO), hired screw tug. Built 1888, 38grt. In service 8.14-5.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

GOOLE No. 2, hired screw tug. Built 1899, 56grt. In service as BDV, 7.16-1.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

GOOLE No. 3, hired screw tug. Built 1899, 56grt. In service as BDV, 3.16-2.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

GOOLE No.5, hired screw tug. Built 1884, 69grt. In service 4.18-12.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

HARMONY, hired screw tug. Built 1893, 51grt. In service 12.17-3.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

HINDE II (ex-W. E. HINDE), hired screw tug. Built 1916, 43grt. In service 8.16-12.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

HORTON (RCN), hired screw tug. Built 1906, 66grt. In service 4.18-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

IONA, hired screw tug. Built 1905, 48grt. In service 12.14-9.15, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

J. C. MILLER, hired screw tug. Built 1910, 33grt. In service 6.18-11.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

J. W. BRANKLEY (RCN), hired screw tug. Built 1914, 61grt. In service 6.18-12.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

JAMES S. GREGORY (RCN), hired screw tug. Built 1911, 53grt. In service 6.18-12.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

JOHN FOSTER SPENCE, hired screw tug. Built 1898, 28grt. In service 8.14-9.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

JOHN O'GAUNT, hired screw tug. Built 1895, 51grt. In service 1.18-5.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

JUBILEE, hired screw tug. Built 1897, 36grt. In service 8.14-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

K.14, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 13grt. In service 1.15-8.19 (BDV 9.15), limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KATHLEEN, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 38grt. In service 12.16-11.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KENT, hired screw tug. Built 1903, 35grt. In service 12.15-10.16, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KENTON (RCN) (ex-FREDERICK A.), hired screw tug. Built 1896, 48grt. In service to 3.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KESTON, hired screw tug. Built 1904, 22grt. In service 5.18-10.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KITE, hired screw tug. Built 1902, 69grt. In service 11.14-12.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

KROOMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1905, 61grt. In service -10.17, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

LADY MORGAN, hired screw tug. Built 1888, 53grt. In service 11.18-12.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

LEOPOLD, hired screw tug. Built 1881, 54grt. In service 8.14-8.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

LYDFORD (ex-UNION), hired screw tug. Built 1880, 40grt. In service 10.18-4.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

MARLTON (RCN), hired screw tug. Built 1914, 64grt. In service 8.18-1.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

MAUNA LOA, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 44grt. In service 11.17-2.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

MEDWAY, hired screw tug. Built 1895, 30grt. In service 11.14-12.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

MIDGE, hired screw tug. Built 1861, 27grt. In service 12.14-6.15, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

MILDRED, hired screw tug. Built 1893, 26grt. In service 8.14-8.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

MINAS, hired screw tug. Built 1909, 64grt. In service as BDV, 1916-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

MYRTLE, hired screw tug. Built 1867, 32grt. In service 8.16-8.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

NAB, hired screw tug. Built 1912, 59grt. In service 9.18-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

NORMAN, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 24grt. In service 8.16-8.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ONA, Argentine screw tug. Built 1914, 345grt. In service for short time in 1914, then released.

ORTHONA, hired screw tug. Built 1878, 69grt. In service 1.18-4.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PERRAN, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 35grt. In service 8.16-11.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PETRO, hired screw tug. Built 1891, 34grt. In service 12.17-4.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PICTON, hired screw tug. Built 1914. In service 4.16-5.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PIONEER, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 47grt. In service as BDV, 1916-7.20, renamed TRACKER 4.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRIMROSE, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 52grt. In service 8.16-5.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRINCE GEORGE, hired screw tug. Built 1898, 27grt. In service 8.14-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRINCE, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 45grt. In service 8.14-6.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRINCESS MAY (ex-ELISABETH), hired screw tug. Built 1893, 43grt. In service 8.14-3.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRINCESS, hired screw tug. Built 1886, 20grt. In service 8.16-2.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PRINCESS, hired screw tug. Built 1904, 63grt. In service 8.14-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

PROGRESS, hired screw tug. Built 1893, 65grt. In service 8.14-9.14, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

QUERANDI, Argentine screw tug. Built 1914, 345grt. In service for short time in 1914, then released.

REGIA, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 50grt. In service 6.16-10.16, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

REGINA, hired screw tug. Built 1887, 40grt. In service 1916-1918, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

REINDEER, hired screw tug. Built 1879, 21grt. In service 8.14-10.14, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

RENOWN, hired screw tug. Built 1879, 54grt. In service 8.14-8.19, renamed RENOWN Ill 2.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

RESCUE, hired screw tug. Built 1878, 35grt. In service 8.14-9.14, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

RESOLUTE, hired screw tug. Built 1877, 32grt. In service 8.16-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ROBERT FORREST, hired screw tug. Built 1895, 33grt. In service 10.16-8.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

RODNEY, hired screw tug. Built 1887, 48grt. In service 1917-1919, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ROMULUS, hired screw tug. Built 1883, 35grt. In service 6.15-3.16, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ROTIFER, hired screw tug. Built 1883, 48grt. In service 3.18-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

ROY, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 27grt. In service 8.16-7.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

SALAMIS, hired screw tug. In service 1916-1920, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

SAN, hired screw tug. Built 1885, 22grt. In service 4.17-3.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

SANDWICH, hired screw tug. Built 1892, 26grt. In service 9.18-12.18, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

SILVIA, hired screw tug. In service 4.15-1.16, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

SPEEDWELL, hired screw tug. In service as BDV, 1916-1920, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

STAG, hired screw tug. Built 1883, 38grt. In service 6.17-3.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

T. BROWN, hired screw tug. Built 1900, 50grt. In service 5.18-6.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

TEDDINGTON, hired screw tug. Built 1917, 17grt. In service 5.18-9.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

TENACITY, hired screw tug. Built 1914, 69grt. In service 12.14-5.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

THAMES, hired screw tug. Built 1897, 32grt. In service 11.14-2.18. Foundered 16.2.18 off east coast of Scotland, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

THEMIS, hired screw tug. Built 1909, 54grt. In service as BDV, 1916-12.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

TRANSPORT, hired screw tug. Built 1903, 24grt. In service 7.18-9.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

TYRE (ex-A. H. K.), hired screw tug. Built 1888, 49grt. In service as BDV, 6.15-5.19, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

USEFUL, hired screw tug. Built 1907, 45grt. In service 1919-1923, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

VELOX, hired screw tug. Built 1898, 60grt. In service 9.18-1.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

VERNE, hired screw tug. Built 1896, 42grt. In service 8.14-3.15, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

VIGILANT, hired screw tug. Built 1906, 44grt. In service 8.14-1919, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.

WALRUS, hired screw tug. Built 1889, 39grt. In service 6.17-7.20, limited to harbour and inland waterway duties, flew red ensign.


Hired Paddle Tugs

AGUIA (ex-KNIGHT OF THE CROSS), hired paddle tug. Built 1862, 194grt. HM Dockyard service, purchased 1915-11.3.22. Normally flew the red ensign. Sold.

AID, hired paddle tug. Built 1889, 194grt. HM Dockyard service from 30.1.15, purchased 27.7.15-10.19. Normally flew the red ensign. Sold.

ALBERT VICTOR (ex-LASS O'GOWRIE), hired paddle tug. Built 1883, 128grt. Harbour service 29.7.14-30.6.19, normally flew the red ensign, minelayer 8 mines 1918.

ALEXANDER, hired paddle tug. Built 1891, 196grt. Hired 4.17, purchased 1.9.18-10.20. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign. Sold.

AMERICA, hired paddle tug. Built 1891, 244grt. Harbour service 13.9.15-15.5.20, normally flew the red ensign, minelayer 8 mines 1918.

BEN LEDI, hired paddle tug. Built 1878, 114grt. In service 1.8.14-25.9.15. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

CONQUEROR, hired paddle tug. Built 1897, 224grt. HM Dockyard service 9.11.16-18.2.19, renamed QUERY 2.18. Normally flew the red ensign.

DUNDAS, hired paddle tug. Built 1885, 117grt. Harbour service 2.8.14-29.4.19. Normally flew the red ensign.

DUNDEE, hired paddle tug. Built 1875, 264grt. Harbour service 15.2.18-17.3.19. Normally flew the red ensign.

EARL ROBERTS (ex-LORD ROBERTS), hired paddle tug. Built 1900, 199grt. In service as minesweeper; 28.7.16-15.10.17 and 23.9.18-7.3.19. Normally flew the red ensign. Loaned to USN 9.18-1.19.

ELECTRIC, hired paddle tug. Built 1884, 62grt. In service 29.1.17-22.9.17. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

FLYING FISH, hired paddle tug. Built 1882, 169grt. In service 22.9.18-20.2.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

FLYING FISH, hired paddle tug. Built 1886, 187grt. HM Dockyard service 7.12.14-27.10.19, renamed FLYING FISH II 12.15, normally flew the red ensign, minelayer 8 mines 1918, but not completed.

FLYING FOX, hired paddle tug. Built 1885, 185grt. HM Dockyard service 30.7.14-4.6.19, renamed FLYING FOX II 16.18. Normally flew the red ensign.

FLYING MIST, hired paddle tug. Built 1892, 148grt. In service 23.6.15-1.9.20. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

FLYING SCUD, hired paddle tug. Built 1877, 74grt. In service 6.10.17-27.10.17. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

FLYING SPORTSMAN, hired paddle tug. Built 1882, 187grt. In service 30.7.14-30.3.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

FLYING WITCH, hired paddle tug. Built 1891, 142grt. In service 23.6.15-29.7.20. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

FORTH (ex-FLYING OWL), hired paddle tug. Built 1883, 129grt. Harbour service 1.8.14-24.3.19. Normally flew the red ensign.

FRENCHMAN (ex-COQUET), hired paddle tug. Built 1892, 137grt. In service 26.2.18-6.5.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

FURLOUGH (ex-PRINCESS ROYAL), hired paddle tug. Built 1888, 105grt. Harbour service 23.6.15-10.5.19. Normally flew the red ensign.

GAUNT (ex-GAUNTLET), hired paddle tug. Built 1869, 87grt. In service 21.5.17-1.9.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

GRANGE (ex-FLYING DUTCHMAN), hired paddle tug. Built 1880, 125grt. In service 31.1.15-24.3.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

GRANITE CITY, hired paddle tug. Built 1883, 113grt. In service 1.4.18-20.11.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

HENDON, hired paddle tug. Built 1906, 130grt. In service 24.6.15-31.3.20. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

HEY DAY (ex-HIBERNIA), hired paddle tug. Built 1904, 99grt. In service 5.6.18-21.8.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

IRELAND, hired paddle tug. Built 1891, 245grt. In service as minesweeper; 20.3.18-27.4.20, minelayer 10 mines 4.18.

J. P. RENNOLDSON, hired paddle tug. Built 1883, 149grt. In service 17.5.18-16.12.18. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

JOHN MCCONNOCHIE, hired paddle tug. Built 1879, 90grt. Harbour service 1.4.18-20.11.19. Normally flew the red ensign.

JUMNA, hired paddle tug. Built 1884, 51grt. In service 9.7.18-23.8.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

JUNO, hired paddle tug. Built 1880, 89grt. In service 6.7.17-27.10.17. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

KING EDWARD VII, hired paddle tug. Built 1901, 138grt. Harbour service 12.10.18-23.8.19. Normally flew the red ensign.

LINGDALE (ex-LADY VITA), hired paddle tug. Built 1882, 174grt. In service 1.4.15-1.2.20. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

MARSDEN, hired paddle tug. Built 1906, 131grt. In service from 24.6.15. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign. Wrecked 31.10.15.

MONARCH (ex-FLYING SPEAR), hired paddle tug. Built 1883, 123grt. In service 30.7.14-25.10.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

NEMEA (ex-HERCULES), hired paddle tug. Built 1877, 145grt. In service 28.6.15-12.3.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

NICOLAI, hired paddle tug. Built 1870, 152grt. In service 4.17-31.8.18. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

PERO GOMEZ, hired paddle tug. Built 1869, 96grt. In service 30.12.14-28.3.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

POWERFUL (ex-FLYING HUNTRESS), hired paddle tug. Built 1878, 182grt. In service 1.5.18-13.5.18. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

QUEEN, hired paddle tug. Built 1883, 169grt. In service 29.7.14-14.12.19, renamed QUINCE c1917, harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign, minelayer 8 mines 1918.

REBECCA, hired paddle tug. Built 1884, 86grt. In service 4.2.15-4.5.15. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

ROYAL NORMAN, hired paddle tug. Built 1881, 144grt. In service 5.7.18-21.2.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

SIR HUGH BELL, hired paddle tug. Built 1913, 175grt. In service 27.6.15-7.5.20. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

SIR JOSEPH PEASE, hired paddle tug. Built 1896, 180grt. HM Dockyard service 14.7.15-25.8.19. Normally flew the red ensign.

SOLWAY, hired paddle tug. Built 1886, 103grt. In service as BDV, 1916-17.5.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

TRANSFER (ex-TRANSIT), hired paddle tug. Built 1884, 169grt. In service 12.8.18-24.5.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

ULYSSES, hired paddle tug. Built 1874, 118grt. Harbour service 22.5.17-7.7.17. Normally flew the red ensign.

UNIVERSE, hired paddle tug. Built 1875, 143grt. In service 5.3.18-13.5.19. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

WEXFORD, hired paddle tug. Built 1888, 141grt. In service 31.7.15-29.4.16. Harbour and dockyard service, normally flew the red ensign.

WHITBURN, hired paddle tug. Built 1905, 119grt. Harbour service 30.7.14-1.4.19. Normally flew the red ensign. Served in WW2.

 


33.4 WARTIME RESCUE TUGS


Hired Rescue Tugs

ALEXANDRA II, hired rescue tug. Built 1917, 215grt. In service 30 1.18-23.1.20.

ALICE (ex-VINCENT GRECH), hired rescue tug. Built 1913, 253grt. In service 1916-9.25, HM Dockyard service before 1917. Sold.

ANDROS (ex-KNIGHT OF ST. PATRICK), hired rescue tug. Built 1885, 274grt. In service 6.15-8.22, HM Dockyard service before 1917. Sold.

ATALANTA III, hired rescue tug, W.00 (1.18). Built 1907, 577grt. In service 21.2.15-26.1.20, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

AUTOCRAT, hired rescue tug, W.01 (9.18). Built 1915, 128grt. In service 16.2.16-4.2.20, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

BLAZER (ex-THE ROSE), hired rescue tug, W.63 (9.18). Built 1888, 283grt. In service from 4.12.14, Examination Service before 1917. Stranded 9.11.18 at Scilly Islands.

BRAMLEY MOORE, hired rescue tug, W.04 (1.18). Built 1916, 214grt. In service 15.9.16-8.2.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

CARTMEL, hired rescue tug, W.09 (1.18). Built 1907, 304grt. In service 6.17-30.7.19.

CENTRAL No. 1, hired rescue tug, W.10 (1.18). Built 1910, 136grt. In service 20.11.14-1919, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

CENTRAL No. 2, hired rescue tug, W.11 (1.18). Built 1912, 137grt. In service 20.11.14-1919, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

CORINGA, hired rescue tug, W.12 (1.18). Built 1914, 287grt. In service 25.5.17-17.4.20. Served in WW2.

CRICCIETH (ex-CONQUEROR), hired rescue tug, W.17 (1.18). Built 1905, 102grt. In service 10.2.15-26.3.20, BDV before 1917.

CROFT, hired rescue tug, W.14 (1.18). Built 1913, 149grt. In service 10.7.17-4.12.18.

DIRECTOR GERLING, hired rescue tug, W.19 (1.18). Built 1892, 166grt. In service 5.1.15-11.9.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

DORA DUNCAN (ex-LIONEL), hired rescue tug Built 1891, 126grt. In service 12.8.15-26.5.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

DREADFUL, hired rescue tug, W.21 (1.18). Built 1912, 253grt. In service from 9.5.17, purchased 9.5.18-29.7.20. Sold, renamed RUMANIA.

EPIC (ex-HEROIC), hired rescue tug, W.22 (1.18). Built 1909, 263grt. In service 3.5.17-17.5.20.

FLYING BUZZARD, hired rescue tug, W.25 (1.18). Built 1912, 200grt. In service 11.8.14-6.2.19, HM Dockyard service before 1917.

FLYING CORMORANT, hired rescue tug, W.26 (1.18). Built 1908, 203grt. In service 21.6.18-29.4.19.

FLYING FALCON, hired rescue tug, W.27 (1.18). Built 1904, 184grt. In service 30.6.17-1920.

FLYING FOAM, hired rescue tug, W.28 (1.18). Built 1917, 217grt. In service 21.2.17-9.10.19.

FLYING SPRAY, hired rescue tug, W.29 (1.18). Built 1917, 217grt. In service 8.4.17-29.3.19.

FRANCIS BATEY, hired rescue tug, W.31 (1.18). Built 1914, 151grt. In service 31.10.14-8.5.19, HM Dockyard service before 1917.

FURNESS, hired rescue tug, W.32 (1.18). Built 1898, 225grt. HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service if hired before 1917

FYLDE, hired rescue tug, W.33 (1.18). Built 1904, 256grt. In service 26.7.17-7.2.19.

GEORGE V, hired rescue tug, W.38 (1.18). Built 1915, 224grt. In HM Dockyard service 1.5.15-24.11.15, then rescue tug 1917-1919.

GEORGE DINSDALE, hired rescue tug, W.37 (1.18). Built 1913, 105grt. In service 21.10.14-10.12.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

GOPHER (ex-H.S.88), hired rescue tug, W.94 (9.18). Built 1910, 198grt. In service 1918-7.9.20.

GREAT EMPEROR, hired rescue tug. Built 1909, 171grt. In service 5.17-8.12.17.

GUIANA (ex-POWER), hired rescue tug, W.39 (1.18). Built 1886, 165grt. In service from 7.11.14, HM Dockyard service before 1917. Sunk 29.1.18 in coIlision off East Coast.

HEROINE, hired rescue tug, W.42 (1.18). Built 1909, 203grt. In service 3.5.17-31.7.20.

JOFFRE, hired rescue tug, W.69 (9.18). Built 1916, 260grt. In service 23.11.17-15.3.19.

JOHN PAYNE, hired rescue tug. Built 1909, 145grt. In service 17.7.15-23.1.20, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

JOSEPH CONSTANTINE, hired rescue tug, W.45 (1.18). Built 1913, 154grt. In service 2.5.17-15.2.19, harbour service before 1917.

LABOUR (ex-LABOURDONNAIS), hired rescue tug, W.48 (1.18). Built 1916, 362grt. In service 3.16-13.9.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

LADY BRASSEY, hired rescue tug, W.49 (1.18). Built 1913, 382grt. In service 30.7.14-6.10.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917. Served in WW2.

LADY CRUNDALL, hired rescue tug, W.50 (1.18). Built 1906, 366grt. In service 2.8.14-1.8.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

MARGARET HAM, hired rescue tug, W.52 (1.18). Built 1913, 113grt. In service 7.9.15-29.5.19, BDV before 1917.

MARSDEN, hired rescue tug, W.53 (1.18). Built 1917, 195grt. In service 1.10.17-11.11.19.

MERRIMAC, hired rescue tug, W.54 (1.18). Built 1918, 226grt. In service 23.2.18-17.5.19.

MILEWATER (ex-SUSAN McCAUSLAND), hired rescue tug, W.55 (1.18). Built 1888, 283grt. In service 11.8.17-23.1.19.

MOOSE, hired rescue tug. Built 1915, 208grt. In service 2.10.15-8.1.20, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

MUSGRAVE, hired rescue tug,. Built 1897, 220grt. In service 17.12.15-1.12.16, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917, rescue tug 1917-18

NEPTOR (ex-NEPTUNO), hired rescue tug, W.78 (9.18). Built 1915, 325grt. In service, purchased 8.11.15-1920, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917. Sold

NERO (ex-N. E. R. No. 3), hired rescue tug. Built 1915, 177grt. In service 20.10.15-22.8.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917

PALADIN, hired rescue tug, W.68 (1.18). Built 1913, 326grt. In service 17.11.14-31.1.19, BDV before 1917, renamed PALADIN II 1917.

PENTOWER (ex-CLEOPATRA), hired rescue tug. Built 1913, 102grt. In service briefly in 1917.

PLUNGER (ex-TRITON), hired rescue tug, W.65 (9.18). Built 1900, 173grt. In service 6.3.18-27.1.19.

REVENGER (ex-MAAS), hired rescue tug, W.66 (9.18). Built 1905, 243grt. In service 3.8.14-1919, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

SEA PRINCE, hired rescue tug. Built 1885, 97grt. In service 19.7.15-16.10.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

SLIEVE FOY, hired rescue tug. Built 1910, 154grt. In service 21.7.15-17.5.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

SONIA (ex-LIMBURG), hired rescue tug, W.41 (9.18). Built 1916, 294grt. In service 8.11.17-29.8.19.

STORMBIRD (ex-STORM COCK), hired rescue tug, W.74 (1.18). Built 1885, 215grt. In service 13.8.14-9.10.19, HM Dockyard service before 1917.

STORMCOCK (ex-STORM COCK), hired rescue tug, W.75 (1.18). Built 1884, 99grt. In service 11.7.17-14.1.20.

SUN II, hired rescue tug, W.76 (1.18). Built 1909, 197grt. In service from 3.4.14, purchased 1915-4.12.17, HM Dockyard service before 1917. Served in WW2.

SUN VII, hired rescue tug, W.60 (9.18). Built 1918, 202grt. In service 23.2.18-20.12.19. Served in WW2.

VANQUISHER (ex-ABEILLE No. 10), hired rescue tug, W.83 (1.18). Built 1899, 179grt. In service 30.7.14-11.11.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917, renamed VANQUISHER II 1917.

VICTOR, hired rescue tug, W.64 (9.18). Built 1898, 153grt. In service 6.3.18-8.2.19, renamed ICTOR 1918.

VULCAIN, hired rescue tug, W.71 (9.18). Built 1903, 200grt. In service 5.1.15-7.6.15, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917, rescue tug 7.10.17-17.1.19.

WARRIOR, hired rescue tug, W.86 (1.18). Built 1895, 192grt. In service 7.8.14-27.10.19, harbour service before 1917.

WASHINGTON, hired rescue tug, W.76 (9.18). Built 1881, 167grt. In service 21.12.14-23.4.15, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917, rescue tug 5.12.17-13.2.19.

WATO, hired rescue tug. Built 1904, 292grt. In service 26.11.17-1921. Served in RAN in WW2.

WESTBOURNE, hired rescue tug. Built 1911, 185grt. In service 31.10.16-23.7.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917.

WILLIAM POULSOM, hired rescue tug, W.87 (1.18). Built 1917, 219grt. In service 1.4.17-24.11.19.

WOONDA, hired rescue tug, W.57 (9.18). Built 1915, 305grt. In service, purchased 1915-11.21, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917. Sold.

WRESTLER, hired rescue tug, W.88 (1.18). Built 1915, 192grt. In service 14.1.16-17.10.19, HM Dockyard, harbour or general towing service before 1917, renamed WRESTLER II 2.18.

WYOLA, hired rescue tug. Built 1912, 306grt. In service 28.3.18-1920.

ZAREE (ex-NERE MAITEA), hired rescue tug, W.91 (1.18). Built 1904, 218grt. In service, purchased 1917-14.7.20 sold.

 

STOIC-class Rescue Tugs
(two purchased, three ordered by Dept of Transport & Shipping)

CYNIC (ex-Chilean JUAN SOVERNY), rescue tug, Stoic-class, W.15 (1.18). Purchased on the stocks, launched 28.10.16 Bow McLachlan. 885 tons (457-507grt in commercial service), 141(pp)x29x16ft. TE 1200ihp, 11.5kts. Sold 18.2.22, renamed URSUS.

DAINTY, rescue tug, Stoic-class. Ordered 1.17 by Dept of Transport & Shipping to STOIC design. Laid down 10.17, launched 1918 Finch. 885 tons (457-507grt in commercial service), 141(pp)x29x16ft. TE 1200ihp, 11.5kts. Sold 1922 Irish Government; later, renamed CHER BOURGEOIS No. 2.

DANDY rescue tug, Stoic-class, W.93 (1919). Ordered 1.17 by Dept of Transport & Shipping to STOIC design. Laid down 10.17, launched 1919 Finch. 885 tons (457-507grt in commercial service), 141(pp)x29x16ft. TE 1200ihp, 11.5kts. Sold 30.6.21, renamed LAGOS VULCAN.

SPRY, rescue tug, Stoic-class. Ordered 1.17 by Dept of Transport & Shipping to STOIC design. Laid down 10.17, launched 1918 Livingstone & Cooper. 885 tons (457-507grt in commercial service), 141(pp)x29x16ft. TE 1200ihp, 11.5kts. Sold 1.23, renamed LAGOS ATLAS.

STOIC (ex-Chilean PILOTO SIBBALD), rescue tug, Stoic-class, W.79 (9.18). Purchased on the stocks, launched 3.15 Bow McLachlan. 885 tons (457-507grt in commercial service), 141(pp)x29x16ft. TE 1200ihp, 11.5kts. Boom defence duty at Scapa to 1918. Resold 5.20 Chile, renamed PILOTO SIBBALD.

 

FRISKY-class Rescue Tugs
(ordered by Dept of Transport & Shipping)

FRISKY, rescue tug, Frisky-class or Racia-type. Ordered 1.17 by Dept of Transport & Shipping to tug RACIA design. Launched 8.18 Lewis. 612grt, 155(pp)x31x15ft. TE 1200ihp. Sold 4.25, renamed GUSTAVO IPLAND, later renamed FOUNDATION FRANKLIN.

JAUNTY, rescue tug, Frisky-class or Racia-type. Ordered 1.17 by Dept of Transport & Shipping to tug RACIA design. Launched 1919 Ritchie G. & M. 612grt, 155(pp)x31x15ft. TE 1200ihp. Sold 17.4.30, renamed RIO TEJO.

SAUCY, rescue tug, Frisky-class or Racia-type. Ordered 1.17 by Dept of Transport & Shipping to tug RACIA design. Launched 1918 Livingstone & Cooper. 612grt, 155(pp)x31x15ft. TE 1200ihp. Sold 12.4.24 Shanghai Tug Lighter Co, same name. Served in WW2.

 
RESOLVE-class Rescue Tugs

RESOLVE, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class, W.85 (9.18). Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 30.7.18 Ayrshire. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. Sold c1950.

RESPOND, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class, W.92 (9.18). Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 21.11.18 Ayrshire. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. BU 1958 in Italy.

RETORT, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class, W.84 (9.18). Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 1918 Day Summers. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. Sold c1958.

ROLLCALL, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class, W.81 (9.18). Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 2.8.18 Ferguson. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. Sold 6.21 and cancelled, resold 18.8.22, renamed ROMSEY.

ROLLICKER, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class, W.95 (1919). Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 16.1.19 Ferguson. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. Sold 12.5.22 J. & A. Brown, repurchased 3.34, sold 24.6.52, BU Clayton & Davie.

ROYSTERER, rescue tug, Resolve or Hunter-class. Ordered 2.17 to commercial tug SIR DAVID HUNTER design (built Ferguson 1915, 622grt, but increased to 739-842grt in Resolve-class). Launched 4.2.19 Thornycroft. 1400 tons, 182(oa), 175 (pp)x34x15 ft. TE 2400ihp, 14kts. Sold 22.12.54. BU at Genoa.


SAINT-class Rescue Tugs

ST. ABBS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.02 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 17.12.18 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sunk 1.6.40 by German A/C off Dunkirk

ST. ANNE, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.36 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 15. 4.19 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 10.22 R. MacGregor, same name. Served in RCN in WW2, renamed CASCAPEDIA 1943.

ST. ARISTELL, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Crabtree. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 7.4.26 J. Brown, Newcastle, NSW, same name.

ST. ARVANS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.05 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Day Summers. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 25.8.23 J. H. Clarke, renamed OCEAN EAGLE. Served as OCEAN EAGLE in RCN in WW2.

ST. ATHAN, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.40 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Day Summers. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 17.11.24 British Tanker Co, same name.

ST. AUBIN, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.18 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Harland & WoIff, Govan. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 12.4.24 Shanghai Tug & Lighter Co, same name. Served in WW2.

ST. BEES, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.23 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 7.22 Moller Towage Ltd, renamed HENRY BURTON.

ST. BLAZEY, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.46 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 16.1.19 Cran & Somerville. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Condemned 12.7.46, sunk as target off Bermuda.

ST. BONIFACE (ex-ST. FERGUS), rescue tug, Saint-class, W.20 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 16. 6.19 Fleming & Ferguson. sold 1955. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. To New Zealand Government 18.3.25, renamed TOIA 4.26;

ST. BOSWELLS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.51 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 2. 5.19 Cran & Somerville. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Mined 12.6.20 off Terschelling.

ST. BOTOLPH, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.34 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 29.12.26 George MacLean

ST. BREOCK (ex-ST. JAMES), rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 10.11.19 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sunk 14.2.42 by Japanese A/C off Sumatra.

ST. CATHERINE, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.44 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 3.6.19 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 30.4.26 A. H. Raid, Vancouver, renamed CANADIAN NATIONAL No. 2.

ST. CLAUDE (ex-ST. MARY), rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 10.25 J. Fenwick, Sydney, NSW, renamed LINDFIELD.

ST. CLEARS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.06 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 1948 Rigdon Beasley, Southampton.

ST. CLEMENT, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 21.8.19 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 6.21 Crichton Thompson; resold 11.21 to Spain, renamed CICLOPE.

ST. COLUMB, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.07 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 22.9.18 Crichton. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Wrecked 16.1.20, wreck sold 30.1.20 V. Grech Ltd.

ST. CYRUS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.47 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 5.4.19 Crichton. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Mined 22.1.41 off the Humber.

ST. DAY, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 20.11.18 Taikoo, Hong Kong. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 9.4.48, renamed URSUS.

ST. DOGMAEL, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Taikoo, Hong Kong. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 10.50

ST. DOMINIC, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 12.11.19 Gibb-Livingstone at Hong Kong, same name. Served as ST. DOMINIC in WW2.

ST. ENODER (ex-ST. OSYTH), rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Day Summers. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 9.6.25 to Denmark, renamed GARM.

ST. ERTH, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 28.2.19 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 9.25 J. Fenwick, Sydney NSW, renamed HEROS. Served as HEROS in RAN in WW2.

ST. EWE, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1.4.19 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 11.10.26 H. Gould Page, to Iraq, renamed ALARM. Served as ALARM in in WW2.

ST. FAGAN, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Lytham SB. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sunk 1.6.40 by German A/C off Dunkirk.

ST. FAITH, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Lytham SB. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 6.21 Crichton Thompson, same name.

ST. FINBARR, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.22 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 7.7.19 Fleming & Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 6.23 Canadian Government, renamed FRANKLIN.

ST. FLORENCE, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 19.3.19 Crichton. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 14.11.24 Canadian Pacific Railway, renamed KYUQUOT.

ST. GENNY, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.04 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 28.5.19 Crichton. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Foundered 12.1.30 off Ushant.

ST. GILES, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.96 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 14.5.19 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 7.22 J. & A. Brown, renamed KHALIFA. Served as ST. GILES in RAN in WW2.

ST. HELIERS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.08 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 26.6.19 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 23.6.20 Crichton Thompson, same name.

ST. HILARY, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Lytham SB. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 7.4.26 Waratah Tug & Salvage Co, same name.

ST. ISSEY, rescue tug, Saint-class, W25 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Napier & Miller. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sunk 28.12.42 by submarine off Benghazi.

ST. JUST, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.90 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Napler & Miller. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sunk 11.2.42 by Japanese A/C off Singapore.

ST. KEYNE, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 12.6.19 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 18.6.26 to Brazil, renamed TIMES.

ST. KITTS, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 24.6.19 Murdoch & Murray. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 3.2.26 to Adelaide SS Co, renamed UCO.

ST. MABYN, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 3.5.26 J. Brown, Newcastle NSW, same name. Served as CAROLINE MOLLER in WW2.

ST. MARTIN, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.27 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Livingstone & Cooper. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 11.46.

ST. MELLONS, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.89 (9.18). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1918 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 8.7.49 H. G. Pounds, Portsmouth.

ST. MINVER, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched.19 Day Summers. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 23.4.25, renamed ABEILLE No. 22. Served as ABEILLE 22 in WW2.

ST. MONANCE, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 11.9.19 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 4.48.

ST. OLAVES, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 27.12.18 Harland & Wolff, Govan. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 12.6.22 J. & A. Brown, same name. Served in WW2.

ST. OMAR, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 15.9.19 Ferguson. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 4.48 in the Mediterranean.

ST. SAMPSON, rescue tug, Saint-class, W.26 (11.19). First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 1919 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 4.22 Wheelock & Co, "who defaulted", resold 6.22, same name. Served in WW2.

ST. TEATH, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 29.5.19 Walker. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 2.6.26 to Brazil, renamed PARANA.

ST. TUDY, rescue tug, Saint-class. First ships of class ordered 4.18, rest by 8.18. Launched 11.11.19 Walker. 800 tons (440grt), 143(oa), 135(pp)x29x12ft. TE 1250ihp, 12.5kts. Armament: 1-12pdr (designed). As rescue tug, was to be equipped with wireless, smoke-generating apparatus and hydrophones, but probably not. Later used as fleet tug and for target-towing. Sold 16.7.26 F. P. Barney, later, renamed ST. EILEEN.

Cancellations

ST. ALBERT, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Lewis. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. AUSTELL, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Cran & Somerville. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. BONIFACE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Ferguson. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. BREOCK, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Cran & Somerville. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. BRIDGET, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Crichton. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. BUDEAUX, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Cran & Somerville. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. CLAUDE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Ferguson. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. ENODER, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Lewis. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. ETIENNE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Lewis. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. FINELLA, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Livingstone & Cooper. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. GERVAIS, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Lewis. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. GRACE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Livingstone & Cooper. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. GREGORY, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Livingstone & Cooper. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. KEVERNE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Livingstone & Cooper. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. OWEN, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Day Summers. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. PHILIP, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Crichton. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. ROCHE, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Crabtree. Cancelled 6.12.18.

ST. ROLLOX, rescue tug, Saint-class, building Day Summers. Cancelled 6.12.18.


Other Tugs Listed as Rescue Tugs

Fleet tugs - see SEAHORSE, TRAVELLER

Dockyard tug - see ALLIGATOR

Admiralty Tugs - see Rover-class ALLIANCE, ATLAS, PILOT and ROVER, Admiralty wartime purchases CONQUERESS and STOBO CASTLE (also C.102),

Boarding tugs - see DRAGON (later DRAGE), CERBERUS (ex-OCEANA)

Hired patrol tug - see KNIGHT ERRANT

 


33.5 TRANSFERRED WAR DEPARTMENT TUGS


ACOR (ex-HS.69; ex-PENGUIN), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1897, 106grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

CLINCHER (ex-HS.41), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1892, 368grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

COR IV (ex-HS.72), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1912, 112grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

CRAIG (ex-HS.306; also TT.9), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1917, 69grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

CRUSOE (ex-HS.70), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

FRIDAY (ex-HS.74), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

GOPHER (ex-HS.88) - see hired rescue tugs.

J. O. GRAVEL (ex-HS.45), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1909, 197grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

JULIA C. MORAN (ex-HS.44; ex-HARRY G. RUNKLE), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1902, 192grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

LAVAL (ex-HS.43), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1914, 287grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

LORD BERESFORD (ex-HS.71), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1909, 112grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

M. MORAN (ex-HS.42), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1912, 315grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

MYSTIC (ex-HT.12), believed tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1899, 75grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

PETER PAN (ex-HS.84), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1918 by Edwards, Millwall, 135grt. Sold 7.22, renamed COCKSPUR.

PETREL (ex-HS.40), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1892, 55grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

PUNCHER (ex-HT.1), believed tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

SAXON (ex-AS.315), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1883, 24grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

SCOTTISH (ex-HS.39), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1903, 141grt. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

TALBOT (ex-HT.3), believed tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

VAPOUR (ex-AS.27), steam lighter. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

VETO (ex-AS.33), steam lighter. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

WENDY (ex HS.85), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1919 by Edwards, Millwall, 151grt. Renamed EARLY 1920. Sold 4.20, renamed FABIA.

Not given names

C.15 (ex-HT.14), believed tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

C.66 (ex-AS.41), steam lighter. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

C.134 (ex-AS.40), steam lighter. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

C.505 (ex-AS.139), tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Renamed CONTACT. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

HT.10 (ex-VOLUNTEER), believed tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1891, 112grt. Sold by Admiralty 1920.

YC.71 (ex-AS.28), steam lighter. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

YC.72 (ex-AS.29), steam lighter. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

YC.297 (ex-AS.26, steam lighter. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Probably sold in 1920's although six of group served in WW2.

HT.61 (ex-NORTHUMBRIA), believed tug. One of some 50 War Department tugs and steam lighters transferred to Admiralty towards end of war for HM Dockyard service and given a name. Built 1894, 100grt. Sold by Admiralty 1920.

 

33.6 CRETE-class FERRO-CONCRETE TUGS

CRETEBLOCK, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines.

CRETEBOOM, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines.

CRETEBOW, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines.

CRETECABLE, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines. Lost 6.20 by accident.

CRETEGAFF, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines.

CRETEHATCH, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines.

CRETEHAWSER, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines.

CRETEMAST, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines.

CRETEROPE, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines. Lost 1.2.20 by accident.

CRETESTEM, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines.

CRETEWHEEL, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines. Lost 14.10.20 by accident.

CRETEYARD, tug, ferro-concrete construction. One of 24 ordered (12 built) by Admiralty for Inland Waterway and Dock Department to tow ferro-concrete barges (over 50 built, 1919-20, 1000 tons deadweight, assigned "Crete" names) across the Channel. Completed 1919-20. 267grt, 112(pp)x27x13ft. TE 750ihp engines.




Hired Yachts Listed as Tugs

AEROLITE, ASSEGAI, IDAHO, IRIS (3), KATHLEEN (1), LAPWING (2), MAIRI, MAVIS (2), OLIVIA (2), OTTER (2), PRISCILLA, ROSITA.





 

34. SALVAGE VESSELS and LIFTING CRAFT
 

BILBROUGH, salvage vessel. Built 1856, 554grt. Added 11.17. Sold 3.11.19 Cassar Ltd, Malta.

CORYCIA - see hired yachts.

DALKEITH (ex-DALHOUSIE), salvage vessel. Built 1889 as tug, 741grt. Purchased 3.16. Sunk 18.5.18 by submarine at San Pietro Island, Sardinia.

ETNA - see boom defence vessels.

HUGHLI, salvage vessel, W.82 (9.18). Built 1894 as tug, 513grt. In service from 23.2.15. Foundered 15.5.19 off Nieuport.

LA VALLETTE (ex-POLYGON), salvage vessel. Built 1879, 325grt. In service 11.17-1919.

LINNET (2), salvage vessel, W.59 (6.18). Built 1880, 426grt. In service 31.10.14-1919, renamed LINTON 8.16.

LYONS (ex-LYON), salvage vessel. Built 1885, 537grt. In service 5.8.14-17.4.16 and 7.12.17-20.5.19, renamed LA NINA 1917. Also Q ship.

MARINER (W.35 9.18) - see boom defence vessels.MELITA (ex-RINGDOVE) - see coastguard vessels, RINGDOVE.

MELITA, salvage vessel - see RINGDOVE below

MOONFLEET - see tugs, wartime purchases.

RACER, salvage vessel. ex-composite screw sloop, Mariner-class. Launched 6.8.84 Devonport DY, 970 tons displacement. Salvage vessel 6.17. Sold 6.11.28 Hughes Bolckow, Blyth.

RANGER (1), salvage vessel, ex-composite gunvessel, Algerine-class, W.67 (9.18). Launched 12.2.80 Elder, 835 tons/409grt. Sold 24.9.92. Hired 11.14-1919.

RECLAIMER (ex-ARGO), salvage vessel, Y4.18 (fleet messenger pendant). Built 1885, 296grt. In service 20.3,15-26.2.16.

REINDEER (W.70 9.18) - see boom defence vessels.

RESCUE (2), salvage vessel. Built 1904 as tug, 357grt. In service 23.3.15-14.6.19.

RINGDOVE (shortly MELITA) salvage vessel - see Coastguard and Fishery Protection.

THRUSH, salvage vessel 1916 - see Coastguard and Fishery Protection.


WEARSIDER - see store carriers, but listed in salvage service.

ZEPHYR - see Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries, miscellaneous vessels.
 

Lifting Craft

ALLIGATOR (3), lifting craft. Built 1897, 704grt. Large dumb barges with horned bows, normally working in pairs with wreck on cables between them. In service 15.2.16-10.11.20, renamed LC.1, 3.17.

BUFFALO, lifting craft. Built 1897, 704grt. Large dumb barges with horned bows, normally working in pairs with wreck on cables between them. In service 15.2.16-8.4.16 and 12.10.16-10.11.20, renamed LC.3, 3.17.

CROCODILE (3), lifting craft. Built 1897, 706grt. Large dumb barges with horned bows, normally working in pairs with wreck on cables between them. In service 15.2.16-8.4.16 and 12.10.16-10.11.20., renamed LC.4, 3.17.

DROMEDARY (2), lifting craft. Built 1897, 706grt. Large dumb barges with horned bows, normally working in pairs with wreck on cables between them. In service 15.2.17-10.11.20, renamed LC.2, 3.17.

HIPPOPOTAMUS, lifting craft, W.43 (1.18). Built 1897, 703grt. Large dumb barges with horned bows, normally working in pairs with wreck on cables between them. In service from 26.2.17, purchased 9.17, renamed LC.5, 1918. Sold 10.11.20.

RHINOCEROS, lifting craft, W.68 (1.18). Built 1897, 706grt. Large dumb barges with horned bows, normally working in pairs with wreck on cables between them. In service from 26.2.17, purchased 1917, renamed LC.6, 1918. Sold 10.11.20.

YC.96, lifting craft. Built 1913, 270 tons displacement. Large dumb barges with horned bows, normally working in pairs with wreck on cables between them. Renamed LC.7. Sold 9.22 to C. N. Hamblin.

 
 





35. BOOM DEFENCE VESSELS
includes net vessels


ARGO (1), boom defence vessel, ex-ESPIEGLE, composite screw sloop, Doterel-class. Launched 3.8.80 Devonport DY, 1130 tons. Served in Spithead, on boom defence 8.14. Sold 25.8.21 W. Thorpe.

AZOV, boom defence vessel, ex-MUTINE, composite screw sloop, Doterel-class. Launched 30.7.80 Devonport DY, 1130 tons. Served in Spithead, on boom defence 8.14. Sold 25.8.21 C. A. Beard.

BULLFROG, boom defence vessel, ex-composite gunboat, Banterer-class. Launched 3.2.81 Pembroke DY, 465 tons. Served in Malta, on boom defence 8.14. Base ship at Malta 3.23, renamed EGMONT 3.23, renamed ST. ANGELO 7.33. Sold 1933.

MAGPIE (1), boom defence vessel, ex-composite gunboat, Redbreast-class. Launched 15.3.89 Pembroke DY, 805 tons. Served in Solent, on boom defence 8.14. Depot ship 10.15. Sold 29.12.21.

MARINER, boom defence vessel, ex-composite screw sloop, Mariner-class. Launched 23.6.84 Devonport DY, 970 tons. Served in Devonport, on boom defence 8.14. Salvage vessel 1917; sold 2.29 Hughes Bolckow.

MELITA, boom defence vessel, ex-composite screw sloop, Mariner-class. Launched 20.3.88 Malta DY, 970 tons. Served in Solent, on boom defence 8.14. Salvage vessel 11.15, renamed RINGDOVE 12.15. Sold 9.7.20, renamed RINGDOVE'S AID.

PIKE, boom defence vessel, ex-flatiron gunboat, Ant-class. Launched 16.10.70 Campbell & Johnston, North Woolwich, 254 tons. Served in Solent, on boom defence 8.14. Sold 27.3.20 G. Sharpe.

PLOVER (1), boom defence vessel, ex-composite gunboat, Pigmy-class. Launched 18.10.88 Pembroke DY, 755 tons. Served in Gibraltar, on boom defence 8.14. Sold 27.4.27 at Gibraltar.

REINDEER (2), boom defence vessel, ex-composite screw sloop, Mariner-class. Launched 14.11.83 Devonport DY, 970 tons. Served in Devonport, on boom defence 8.14. Salvage vessel 1917; sold 12.7.24 Halifax Shipyard Ltd.

WRANGLER (1), boom defence vessel, ex-composite gunboat, Banterer-class. Launched 5.10.80 Vickers, 465 tons. Served in Solent, on boom defence 8.14. Sold 2.12.19 J. H. Lee.


War Construction
(BD, boom defence and BV, barrage vessel series)

(BD series - boom defence)

(BD.1-2) - see BV.1-2

BD.3, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1918 Workman Clark. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 6.24 J. Jackson.

(BD.4-10) - see BV.4-10

BD.11, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1917 W Chalmers, Rutherglen. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 Ward.

BD.12, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 16.11.17 W Chalmers, Rutherglen. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 Ward.

BD.13, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 13.12.17 W Chalmers, Rutherglen. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 Ward.

BD.14, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 12.4.18 W Chalmers, Rutherglen. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 Ward.

BD.15, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 15.11.17 Scott, Bowling. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 Ward.

BD.16, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 10.12.17 Scott, Bowling. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 Ward.

(BD.17-18) - see BV.17-18

BD.19, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 17.11.17 Manchester Drydock Co, Ellesmere Port. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 Ward.

BD.20, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1917 Manchester Drydock Co, Ellesmere Port. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 Ward.

BD.21, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1917 Ritchie, Graham & Milne, Whiteinch. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 Ward.

BD.22, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1917 Ritchie, Graham & Milne, Whiteinch. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 McLellan.

BD.23, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 28.11.17 Day Summers. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWilliam.

BD.24, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1918 Day Summers. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWilliam

BD.25, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1918 Day Summers. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWilliam.

BD.26, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1918 Day Summers. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWilliam.

BD.27, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 13.4.18 Thornycroft. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWilliam.

BD.28, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1918 Thornycroft. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWilllam.

BD.29, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1918 W. H. Warren, New Holland. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWiIliam.

BD.30, boom defence vessel, BD-series. Believed launched 21.9.18 W. H. Warren, New Holland. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Renamed REIGATE 6.33. Sold 1958.

(BD.31) - see BV.31

BD.32, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 23.5.18 Workman Clark. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 McLellan.

BD.33, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 23.5.18 Workman Clark. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 McLellan.

BD.34, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 25.5.18 Workman Clark. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 6.24 J. Jackson.

BD.35, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 28.5.18 Workman Clark. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 McLellan.

BD.36, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 28.5.18 Workman Clark. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 McLellan.

BD.37, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1918 Manchester Drydock Co, Ellesmere Port. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 McLellan.

BD.38, boom defence vessel, BD-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1918 Manchester Drydock Co, Ellesmere Port. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 Metals & Accessories Ltd.

BD.39, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 1918 Scott, Bowling. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 McLellan.

BD.40, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building Scott. Cancelled 2.18.

(BD.41-42) - see BV.41-42

BD.43, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 1918 E. Finch, Chepstow. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWilliam.

BD.44, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building Finch. Cancelled 2.18.

BD.45, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 1918 Camper & Nicholson. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWilliam.

BD.46, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 1.10.18 Camper & Nicholson. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Renamed ROGATE 6.33. Sold 7.47.

BD.47, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 1918 C. H. Walker, Sudbrook, near Chepstow. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWilliam.

BD.48, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 1918 C. H. Walker, Sudbrook, near Chepstow. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 Metals & Accessories.

BD.49, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 1918 Abdele & Mitchell. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 9.4.23 J. McWilliam.

BD.50, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 1918 Abdele & Mitchell. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 E. Suren.

BD.51, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 1918 W Chalmers, Rutherglen. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 McLellan.

BD.52, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 1918 W Chalmers, Rutherglen. 300 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 1-12pdr AA. In service at Cromarty, Granton or Humber. Sold 5.23 McLellan.

BD.53-54, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building Warren, both begun 12.17. Cancelled 2.18.

BD.55-56, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building Walker. Cancelled 2.18.

BD.57-60, boom defence vessel, BD-series, building Chalmers. Cancelled 2.18.


  (BV series - barrage vessel)

BV.1, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 12.11.17 Workman Clark. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. BU c1944.

BV.2, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 12.11.17 Workman Clark. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. BU c1944.

BV.4, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 28.11.17 Workman Clark. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Renamed SANDGATE 6.33. Scuttled 2.47.

BV.5, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 12.11.17 Workman Clark. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Renamed PARKGATE 6.33, renamed BV.5 1940. Sold 1945.

BV.6, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1917 Workman Clark. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Sold 28.6.27 Ward.

BV.7, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 12.11.17 Workman Clark. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Renamed POLEGATE 6.33, renamed BV.7 1940. sold 1945.

BV.8, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 12.11.17 Workman Clark. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Renamed SOUTHGATE 6.33. Sold 1946 at Singapore.

BV.9, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1918 Workman Clark. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Sold 8.4.42 Ward.

BV.10, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 1917 Workman Clark. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Sold 1945.

BV.17, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 14.3.18 A W Robertson, Milwall. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Renamed WESTGATE 1937. Sold 6.8.46 at Malta.

BV.18, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 12.4.18 A W Robertson, Milwall. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Sold 28.4.47.

BV.31, barrage vessel, BV-series, reportedly on order 6.17. Believed launched 19.4.18 Workman Clark. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Sold 6.24 Ward.

BV.41, barrage vessel, BV-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 6.9.18 A W Robertson, Milwall. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Sold 10.10.47,

BV.42, barrage vessel, BV-series, building by 9.17. Believed launched 22.10.18 A W Robertson, Milwall. 275 tons, 100(oa), 96(pp)x25x8 ft. No propelling machinery; "dumb". Armament: 2-12pdr AA. Mainly part of the Dover Straits A/S barrage, equipped with powerful searchlight atop bridge to force U-boats to submerge into deep minefields. Lost 22.12.43 by explosion at Leith.

 



Other Vessels Listed as Boom Defence Vessels


Gunboat

ANT, reverted to harbour service by 1916, boom defence vessel 1916 - see Ant-class.

Auxiliary Patrol Vessels

Hired trawlers - see AGNES NUTTEN, AKRANES, ALLAN RAMSAY, ARABIAN, AUCUBA, AUK, AUSTRALIA, BALMORAL CASTLE, BARBADOS, BEN ALDER, BEN ASDALE, BEN ATTOW, BEN BARVAS, BEN DORAN, BEN LUI, BEN RINNES, BEN SCREEL, BEN TARBERT, BLOODHOUND, BRACONDALE, BRAEMAR, CANADA, CAYRIAN, CENTURION, CHAMPION, CHANCELLOR (boom defence accommodation), CITY OF LIVERPOOL, CITY OF LONDON, CITY OF MANCHESTER, CITY OF YORK, COLUMBA, CONDUCTOR, CONNIE, COQUET, CORYTHAIX, COURSER, CRAIGENDARROCH, DANESTON, DEVANHA, DIANA (boom defence vessel collier), DOGGERBANK, DON, DOREEN (also boom defence training ship), DRACO, DRUMBLADE, ECHO, EDINBURGH CASTLE, EMU, ENDEAVOUR, ESCORT, ETON, EUREKA, EXPERT, FLORENCE DOMBEY, FRIESLAND, GERTRUDE CAPPLEMAN, GLENOGIL, GRIMENCO, HARRY ROSS, HENRY GRATTAN, HOBART, HORNSEA, HORTENSIA, HUNTER, JOHN H. IRVIN, KENNET, KING EDWARD, KINGSWAY, KIRTON, LAVINIA, LEUKOS, LEVEN, LINNET, LOCH RANNOCH, LUNAN BAY, LUNE, M. A. DODDS, MANORBIER CASTLE (boom defence accommodation), MANX ADMIRAL, MARGARET WETHERLY (boom defence accommodation), MARLBOROUGH, MARTINETA, MORNING STAR, NEW ZEALAND, NILE, OCEAN PRINCE, ORIZABA, OUSE, PROCYON, RAMBLER, REPERIO, REVESBY, RIBY, RINALDO, ROMULUS, SANDRINGHAM, SCOOPER, SCOTTISH BELLE, SERIEMA, SHERATON, SNIPE, STAR OF THE OCEAN, STRATHBLANE, STRATHDERRY (boom defence accommodation), STRATHEBRIE, STRATHGARRY, STRATHISLA, STRATHLETHEN (boom defence accommodation), STRATHMAREE, SYLVIA, THANET, THISTLE, TOM MOORE, UGIEBANK, UHDEA, ULSTER, VICTOR, VICTORIAN PRINCE, WILLIAM STROUD

Hired drifters - see A. M. LEASK, ADMIRATION (water carrier), ADORATION, ALBATROSS, ATALANTA (tender), AURORA II, BEACON STAR (workshop), BERYL II, BON AMI (water carrier), BRAEHEAD, BRAES O'BUCKIE, BRAES O'ENZIE (repair vessel), BRUCES, BUDDING ROSE, BUSY BEE, CAWDOR CASTLE, CENWULF, CHILDREN'S HOPE, CHRISTINA MAYES, CINCERIA, COMMODORE, CONIE (water carrier), CONSTANT STAR, CORN RIG, CORONATION, CORONET, COUNTY OF INVERNESS, CRAIGHEAD, DAFFODIL, DAISY ROCK (repair vessel), DARDA, DENFORD (collier), EADWINE, EARN, ELIBANK (water carrier), ELLA, EMBRACE, EMULATOR, ENZIE, EUNICE & NELLIE, EXCEL, FAVOUR (accommodation vessel), FIDELIA (collier, also tender), FLORA (tender), FORELOCK, FRUITFUL, GAMRIE BAY, GIRL EVELYN, GLADYS, GLENERNE, GOLDEN SUNRAY, GOWAN, GUIDE ME, GWEEDORE (water carrier), HANDY, HAWTHORN BUD, HELEN ANN (mail duties), HOME FRIEND, HONEY DEW, HOPE (collier), HYSSOP (workshop), INVERNAIRNE, ISABELLA FERGUSSON (telephone maintenance), IVY LEAF, JAMES REAICH, JANE (collier), JEANNIE MACKINTOSH (water carrier), LASSIE MAIN (engine repairs), LEBANON (provision tender), LORD DUNWICH, LORD LEITRIM, LORD MILNER, LUCRATIVE, M .THOMSON, MABEL VERA, MAGNET III (repair vessel), MAGNIFICENT, MAGNIFICENT III, MAID O'MORAY, MIGNONETTE, MINT, MISTRESS ISA, MORAY GEM, MORAY VIEW, NOREEN, OPTIMISTIC, ORD HILL, PETERUGIE, PITBLAE, PRIMROSE, PROFICIENCY, RECRUIT, REGENT BIRD, RELIANCE, RESOLUTE, ROCHOMIE, ROOSEVELT, ROSE (collier), ROSE III, ROSE V (collier), ROSEBINE (repair vessel), ROTHESAY BAY, RULER OF THE SEAS (tender), SILVER PRINCE (collier), SILVERFORD (water carrier), SIXTEEN, SKIBO CASTLE (stores carrier), SPEEDWELL, STRENUOUS, SUCCESS, SUNBEAM II (collier, also tender), SUNSHINE, SUPPORT, SURMOUNT, TEST, THE PRINCESS, THE PROVOST, THIRTY, THIRTY TWO, THISTLE V, THOMAS BEECHING, TROPIC BIRD, TRUE REWARD (tender), TWELVE, UNISON, VINE, VIOLET (accommodation vessel, also collier), W. H. LEASK, WALKERDALE, WATCHFUL, WEAL, WELFARE, WHINNIE KNOWE, WHITE LILY, XMAS MORN, YOUNG ARCHIE

Hired motor drifters - see ADMIRAL JELLICOE, DORELLA, HARD LINES, TWILIGHT, VANGUARD


Tugs

Hired screw tugs - see AQUILA, BEAULIEU, CASTOR, FINLAY, FRANCE CHERIE, GOOLE No. 2, GOOLE No. 3, IRISHMAN, JUMBO, K.14, LETTIE, MINAS, ORION, PIONEER, ROBIE, SOUTHERN CROSS, SPEEDWELL, TERRIER, THEMIS, TRENT (mooring tug), TYRE, WALFISCH

Hired paddle tug - see SOLWAY

Hired rescue tugs - see CRICCIETH, MARGARET HAM, PALADIN

Blockships

Admiralty blockship - see PEREGRINE II

Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

Squadron Supply Ship (Pendant Nos Y9) - see HIRONDELLE, BDV water carrier



Paddle Netlayers

MONA'S ISLE, paddle netlayer, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1882, 1564grt. 1-12pdr, 1-6pdr. Purchased 28.9.15. Sold 6.8.19 Ward, Morecambe.

PRINCE EDWARD (ex-PRINCE OF WALES), paddle netlayer, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1887, 1547grt. 1-3pdr. Purchased 28.1.15. Battle Honour - Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 12.2.20 T. C. Pas.

QUEEN VICTORIA, paddle netlayer, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1887, 1547grt. 1-3pdr. In service from 28.1.15. Purchased 8.15. Battle Honours - Belgian Coast 1915, Dardanelles 1915/16. Sold 12.5.20 to BU.

Other Vessels Listed as Net Vessels

Hired trawlers - see ENGLISH ROSE, NORMAN, OCEAN COMRADE, ROSETTA, UNICORN

Hired drifters - see ACCUMULATOR, ACTIVE, ACTIVE II, ADELE, ADMIRABLE, AGNES & JANET, AIVERN, AJAX, ALABURN, ALBATROSS, ALERT, ALERT II, ALFRED, ALPHA, AMIABLE, AMITY, ANCHOR OF HOPE (1903), ANCHOR OF HOPE (1907), ANCHOR STAR, ANDRINA, ANGELINA, ANNIE, ANNIE CUMINE, ANNIE SMITH, ANT, ARDLAW, ARIMATHEA, ARNDILLY CASTLE, ARTHUR H JOHNSON, ASPIRANT, ASPIRE, ASTRUM SPEI, AU FAIT, AU RETOUR, AUCHMEDDEN, AULD LANG SYNE, AVONDALE, AZARAEL, B. T. B., BADEN POWELL, BARBARA COWIE, BARNARDO, BARTONIA, BEATRICE, BEGONIA, BELLE O'MORAY, BELLONA II, BEN & LUCY, BEN BUI, BENEFICENT, BERRIE BRAES, BERYL, BETSY, BETSY SLATER, BIEN VENU, BLACKTHORN, BLITHESOME, BLOEMFONTEIN, BLOOM, BLOSSOM, BLOSSOM II, BLUEBELL IV, BOADICEA II, BON AVENIR, BON ESPOIR, BONO, BORDER KING, BORDER LADS, BOUNTEOUS SEA, BOUNTIFUL, BOY ALAN, BOY ALEX, BOY ARTHUR, BOY BEN, BOY BILLY, BOY BOB, BOY CHARLES, BOY CHY, BOY DANIEL, BOY EDDIE, BOY EDWARD, BOY ERNEST, BOY FRED, BOY GEORGE, BOY GEORGE, BOY GEORGE III, BOY HAROLD, BOY HECTOR, BOY JACOB, BOY WILLIE, BOY WILLIE, BOYNDIE BURN, BRACKEN, BRACKENDALE, BRACODEN, BRAE LOSSIE, BRAMBLE, BRANCH, BRANDENBURGH, BREADWINNER, BREADWINNER, BRESSAY, BRIGHTER HOPE, BRIGHTON, BRITANNIA IV, BRITISH CROWN, BRITISH MONARCH, BRITON, BROADLAND, BROCH, BROCH HEAD, BROTHERS, BROTHERS GEM, BROTHERS GEM, BUCHAN, BURD, BUSY BEE, C. & E. W., CAISTER CASTLE, CALCEOLARIA, CALEDONIA, CALISTOGA, CAMELLIA, CAMPANIA, CAMPERDOWN, CAPE COLONY, CAPELLA, CAPETOWN, CAPTAIN FRYATT, CARMI III, CAROL & DOROTHY, CARRIGART, CELANDINE, CELOSIA, CHAMPION II, CHARITY, CHARITY, CHARLES HAY, CHATTERENO, CHILDREN'S TRUST, CHRIS, CHRISOBEL, CHRISTINA CRAIG, CHRISTINA MAYES, CHRYSANTHEMUM, CITRON, CITY OF BELFAST, CITY OF HULL, CITY OF LONDON, CITY OF PERTH, CLACH-NA-CUDIN, CLARA & ALICE, CLARION, CLAVIS, CLOVER BANK, CLOVER BANK, CLUNY, CLUNY HILL, CLUPEA, CLYDE, COLEUS, COLONIAL, COMELY, COMELY BANK, COMET STAR, COMRADES, CON-AMORE, CONCORD, CONCORD II, CONDOR, CONFIER, CONNAGE, CONSOLATION, CONSTANCY, CONSTANT FRIEND, CONSTANT HOPE, CONTRIVE, CONVALLARIA, CORAL BANK, CORAL HAVEN, CORAL HILL, COREOPSIS, CORMORANT, CORNSTALK, CORONARIA, CORONATA, COSMOS, COULARD BANK, COULARD HILL, COUNTY OF NAIRN, COURAGE, COVENT GARDEN, CRAIG-BO, CRAIGHAUGH, CRAIGMIN, CRAIGMOUNT, CRAIGNEEN, CRAIGNOON, CRESCENT, CROMORNA, CULLYKHAN, CYCLAMEN, D. H. S., DAFFODIL, DAILY BREAD, DAIRLIE, DAISY, DAISY, DAISY, DAISY BANK, DAISY VI, DAISY WOOD, DAN O'CONNELL, DASHING SPRAY, DATUM, DAVID B SUMMERS, DELIVERER, DESIRE, DEVERONSIDE, DEVON COUNTY, DEXTERITY, DIADEM II, DILIGENCE, DIXON, DO WELL, DOLLAR PRINCESS, DORIS II, DORIS MAUD, DOROTHY F, DOROTHY ROSE, DOVE, DRAKE III, DREEL CASTLE, DULCIE DORIS, DUNEDIN, DUSTY MILLER, DUTHIES, E. A. B., E. B. C., E. E. S., E. J. M., E. W. B., EADWINE, EARLY MORN, EAST ANGLIA, EAST BRITON, EAST HOLME, EBENEZER, ECONOMY, EDITH, EFFORT, EGLANTINE, EGLISE, ELEGANT, ELEVEN, ELGAR, ELLEN & IRENE, EMBLEM, EMILY, EMILY REAICH, EMINENT, EMPIRE'S HEROES, EMULATE, EN AVANT, ENDEAVOUR, ENDURANCE, ENERGY, ENTERPRISE, ENTERPRISE, ERA, ERASTUS, ERIN, ESKBURN, ESLEA, ETHNEE, EVA, EVENING PRIMROSE, EVENING STAR, EVERARD, EX FORTIS, EXCEL, EXCEL III, EXCELLENT, EXCELSIOR, EXPECTANT, EXPECTATION, EXPERT, EXPLORATOR, EXUBERANT, F. & G. G., F. H. S., FAIR ISLE, FAITHFUL, FAITHFUL, FAITHFUL FRIEND, FAME, FAMILIAR FRIEND, FANCY, FANNY MAIR, FAVO, FAVOURITE, FEAR NOT, FEAR NOT, FEARLESS, FELICIA, FELICITAS, FENNEW, FERN, FERNDALE, FERTILE, FERTILITY, FINROSS, FISHER BOY, FISHER GIRL, FISHER QUEEN, FIVE, FLEETWING, FLOANDI, FLOREAT, FLOURISH, FLOWER, FORERUNNER, FORESIGHT, FORETHOUGHT, FORGLEN, FORTITUDE, FORWARD, FORWARD IV, FOUR, FRAGRANCE, FRAGRANT, FRASERBURGH, FRED SALMON, FREEDOM, FREUCHNY, FRIENDLY STAR, FRIENDS, FRIGATE BIRD, FRONS OLIVAE, G. A. W., G. C. D., G. M. H., G. M. V., G. S. L., G. S. P., GALILEAN, GARRIGILL, GAVENEYBRAE, GAVENWOOD, GELLYBURN, GENERAL WHITE, GEORGE A WEST, GEORGE HAY, GEORGE V, GEORGE WALKER, GIRL ANNIE, GIRL ENA, GIRL EVA, GIRL GLADYS, GIRL GRACIE, GIRL HILDA, GIRL KATHLEEN, GIRL MARGARET, GIRL MARJORIE, GIRL MAY, GIRL NANCY, GIRL NORAH, GIRL RHODA, GIRL ROSE, GLADYS & ROSE, GLADYS MAY, GLEAM OF HOPE, GLEANER OF THE SEA, GLEN HEATHER, GLENAFTON, GLENGARRY, GLENGYNACK, GLENURQUHART, GOLDEN CHANCE, GOLDEN DAWN, GOLDEN EFFORT, GOLDEN FEATHER, GOLDEN GAIN, GOLDEN GIFT, GOLDEN HARVEST, GOLDEN NEWS, GOLDEN RAY, GOLDEN RING, GOLDEN RULE, GOLDEN SHEAF, GOLDEN SPUR, GOLDEN STRAND, GOLDEN SUNSET, GOLDEN WEST, GOOD DESIGN II, GOOD FRIEND, GOOD HOPE II, GOOD HOPE III, GOOD TIDINGS, GOWAN, GOWAN, GOWAN BRAE, GOWAN CRAIG, GOWANBANK, GOWANLEA, GRACE LILIAN, GRACIE, GRATEFUL, GRATITUDE, GREAT HEART, GREY DAWN, GUERDON, GUIDE ME, GUIDE ME II, GUIDE ME III, GUIDE ME IV, GUIDING STAR, H. F. E., HALF MOON, HANDSOME, HAPPY DAYS, HARRY, HARVEST HOPE, HARVEST MOON, HARVESTER, HASTFEN, HASTINGS CASTLE, HAWTHORN, HAZEL BANK, HEARTY, HEARTY, HEATHER BLOOM, HEATHERBELL, HELENA, HELENORA, HELPMATE, HERO II, HERRING FISHER, HERRING GULL, HERRING QUEEN, HERRING SEARCHER, HERRING SEEKER, HIGHLAND LASSIE, HIGHLAND LEADER, HILARY II, HOLLY, HOLLY, HOLLY BANK, HOLLYDALE, HOLME ROSE, HOLMSGARTH, HOMELAND, HONEY BEE, HONOR, HOPE, HOPE, HOPE IV, HOPEFUL, HUMOROUS, HYACINTH, I. & J., I. F. S., INDOMITABLE II, INDUSTRY, INFINITIVE, INTEGRITY, INTEGRITY, INTER NOS, INVERBOYNDIE, INVERUGIE, IRENE, IRENE, ISA, ISCO, IVA, IVY, IVY GREEN, IVY II, IVY III, J. & A., J. & M. MAIN, J. A. C., J. C. P., J. H. F., J. S., JACK GEORGE, JACK SALMON, JACOB GEORGE, JAMES & WALTER, JANET GEDDES, JANET REEKIE, JASPER, JBURN, JEAN, JEANIE ROBERTSON, JEANNIE, JEANNIE II, JEANNIE LEASK, JEANNIE MURRAY, JEANNIE SIMPSON, JESSIE TAIT, JESSMAR, JOHN & NORAH, JOHN ALFRED, JOHN MITCHELL, JOHN ROBERT, JOHN S SUMMERS, KATREEN, KESSINGLAND, KESTREL, KIAMA, KILMANY, KILNBURN, KIMBERLEY II, KING EDWARD, KING HERRING, KIPPER, KITTY GEORGE, LA PARISIENNE, LABURNUM, LADY AUDREY, LADYSMITH, LAICH O'MORAY, LAPWING IV, LASSIE II, LAUNCH OUT, LAUREL BANK, LAUREL CROWN, LAUREL III, LAVINIA L, LEA RIG, LEAD ME, LEADER, LERWICK, LETIRA, LETTERFOURIE, LIBERTY, LIBERTY III, LIGHT, LILACINA, LILIUM, LILY, LILY & MAGGIE, LILY JANE, LILY OAK, LILY OF THE VALLEY, LILY REAICH, LILYBANK, LINUM, LIVELIHOOD, LIVELY, LIZZIE BROWN, LIZZIE FLETT, LIZZIE HUTT, LLOYD GEORGE, LOCH CRAIG, LOCH SPYNIE, LOCHNABO, LONDON COUNTY, LONICERA, LOOK SHARP, LORD HALDANE, LORD LEITRIM, LORD LOVAT, LORD MILNER, LORD ROBERTS II, LORD STRADBROKE, LORD WENLOCK, LORD ZETLAND, LOTTIE LEASK, LOVEDALE, LOYAL FRIEND, LUCANIA II, LUCY MACKAY, LUDHAM CASTLE, LUPINA, LUSTRE GEM, LUSTRING, LYRE BIRD, MA FREEN, MACKAYS, MADIS, MAGDALEN, MAGGIE, MAGGIE BRUCE, MAGGIE COWE, MAGGIES, MANZANITA, MARA SMITH, MARE, MARIE, MARINER, MARITANA, MARVELLOUS, MARY ADELINE, MARY BOWIE, MARY COWIE, MARY MALTMAN, MARY REID, MARY SLATER, MARY STEPHEN, MARY'S, MASCOT, MASTERPIECE, MAUD EVELYN, MAYFLOWER, MEG, MELINKA, MICHAELMDAISY, MIDAS, MILL BURN, MILL O'BUCKIE, MISHE NAHMA, MIZPAH, MONARCH II, MONARDA, MONTBLETTON, MONTCOFFER, MORMOND HILL, MORNING STAR, MORNING STAR II, MORNING STAR III, MORNING STAR IV, MORNING STAR V, MYRTLE SPRIG, NELLIE REID, NELLY, NELSON, NESMAR, NETSUKIS, NEVERTHELESS, NEW SPRAY, NEXUS, NIGELLA II, NIL DESPERANDUM, NINE SISTERS, NOREEN, NORFOLK COUNTY, NORFORD SUFFLING, NORLAN, NORTHERN SCOT, NORTHESK, OAKLAND, OBERON, OBURN, OCEAN ANGLER, OCEAN GIFT, OCEAN GLEANER, OCEAN PRIDE, OCEAN SEARCHER, OCEAN SPRAY, OLIVE, OLIVE, OLIVE III, OLIVE LEAF, OLYMPUS, ONWARD, ORIENT II, ORION, OSPREY, OSWY, OUR ALLIES, OUR FRIEND, PAISIBLE, PAMELA, PANOPIA, PANSY II, PANSY III, PARADOX II, PARAGON, PAXTON, PEACE, PEACEMAKER, PEARL III, PECHEUR, PEGGY, PENNAN, PERILIA, PERSISTIVE, PETREL, PEVENSEY CASTLE, PHILORTH, PILOT ME, PILOT STAR, PIMPERNEL, PIONEER III, PISCATOR, PISCATORIAL II, PITGAVENY, PITTENDRUM, PITULLIE, PLACEO, PLANTIN, PLAYMATES, PLEASANCE, PLEASANTS, PLEIADES, PLOUGHBOY, PREMIER II, PRESENT FRIENDS, PRESS HOME, PRESTIGE, PRESTON, PRIDE O'FIFE, PRIDE OF BUCHAN, PRIDE OF BUCKIE, PRIDE OF FILEY, PRIME, PRIMEVERE, PRIMROSE, PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCESS OF SANDWICK, PRINCIPAL, PROCEED, PRODUCTIVE, PROGRESS II, PROSIT, PROSPECT, PROSPECTIVE, PROSPERITY, PROSPERITY, PROTECT, PROTECT ME, PROTECTOR, PROVIDER, PURSUIT, Q. E. F., QUARRY KNOWE, QUEEN, QUI SAIT, QUICK SET, R. MACKAY, RACER II, RADIANT, RAMBLING ROSE, RANN, REALITY, REALIZE, RECOMPENSE, REDRIFT, REGAIN, REJOICE, RELIANCE, REMEMBRANCE, RENE, RENOVATE, RENOWN, REPLENISH, RESOLUTE, RESTART, RESTLESS WAVE, RESTORE, REWARD, RISING SUN, RIVAL, ROBIN, ROBURN, ROCK DAISY, RODNEY II, ROSE III, ROSEDALE, ROSEHALL, ROSEHEARTY, ROSEMMA, ROSEVINE, ROSIEBURN, ROSIES, ROULETTE, ROYAL BANK, ROYAL BURGH, RUBY GEM, S. D. J., SAILOR KING, SAM RICHARDS, SANTORA, SARA, SARAH MARIAN, SAREPTA, SCANIA, SCOT, SCOTCH GIRL, SCOTSMAN, SCOTTISH CHIEF, SEA FLOWER, SEARCHER, SEDULOUS, SELBY, SELECT, SELINA, SENTINEL STAR, SERENE, SERENITY, SHEILA, SHEPHERD BOY, SHETLAND, SHIELD, SHIELDS, SHIPMATES, SILVER HERRING, SILVER KING, SILVER PEARL, SILVER QUEEN, SILVER SPRAY, SILVERDALE, SILVERSCALE, SILVERY DAWN, SILVERY HARVEST, SILVERY WAVE, SINCERE, SIXTEEN, SLAINS CASTLE, SMILAX, SNOWDROP, SNOWDROP, SNOWDROP IV, SOUTH TYNE, SOUTHESK, SPARKLING STAR, SPECULATION, SPEEDWELL, SPEEDWELL V, SPERANZA, SPEY BAY, SPHINX, SPOTLESS PRINCE, SPRIG OF HEATHER, SPRING FLOWER, ST AETHENS, ST AYLES, ST COMBS, ST COMBS HAVEN, STAR OF FAITH, STAR OF THULE, STATELY, SUBLIME, SUBLIME, SUFFOLK COUNTY, SUMMERTON, SUNBEAM, SUNBEAM II, SUNNYSIDE, SUNSHINE, SUPERNAL, SUPPORTER, SUSANNA, SWALLOW, SWEET PEA, SWIFT II, SWIFTWING, TAITS, TEA ROSE, TEN, TERRITORIAL, TESSIE, TEST, THE BOYS, THE BRAE, THE COLONEL, THE MAJESTY, THE PRINCE, THE PRINCESS, THE QUEEN, THE THRONE, THERMOPYLAE, THISTLE, THISTLE, THISTLE, THISTLE III, THREE, THREE BOYS, THREE KINGS, THRIVE, THRUSH, THYRSUS, TOGO, TORBAY II, TRANSIT, TREASURE, TREASURE TROVE, TRIDENT, TRIUMPH, TRIUMPH, TROPHY, TROUP HEAD, TRUE FRIEND, TRUST ON, TRUSTFUL, TRUSTFUL, TRYPHENA, TUBEROSE, TULIP, TWELVE, TWENTY EIGHT, TWENTY NINE, TWENTY SIX, TWO, TWO BOYS, TYNET, UBEROUS, UBERTY, UGIEBRAE, UNIFLOROUS, UNION, UNITY, UNITY IV, URSULA, VAL, VALE O'MORAY, VALOROUS, VENUS II, VERA CREINA, VERACITY, VERDANT, VERDURE, VERITY, VESPER STAR, VETERAN, VICTOR & MARY, VICTORIA, VICTORPID, VICTORY, VICTORY, VIGILANT III, VIGOROUS, VIKING II, VINE, VINTAGE, VIOLA III, VIOLET, VIOLET & ROSE, VIOLET FLOWER, VIOLET II, VIOLET MAY, W. A. MASSEY, W. ELLIOTT, W. J. R., WATERLILY, WAVENEY II, WEAR, WELCOME BOYS, WELCOME FRIEND, WELCOME HOME, WELCOME STAR, WELLAND, WELWYN, WENLOCK, WEST ANGLIA, WESTS, WHITE CROSS, WHITE DAISY, WHITE LILAC, WHITE OAK, WHITE ROSE, WHITE ROSE II, WHITEHILL, WILLIAM TENNANT, WILLOW BANK, WINNER, WISHFUL, WITHAM, WIVENHOE, WYEBURN, XERANTHEMUM, XMAS DAISY, YOUNG ARCHIE, YOUNG CROW, YOUNG DAWN, YOUNG FISHERMAN, YOUNG FRED, YOUNG JOHN, YOUNG KENNETH, YOUNG LINNET, YOUNG MUN, YOUNG ROLAND, YOUNG SID, ZEBULON, ZODIAC

Hired motor drifters - see GARDNER, ISOBEL COLVEN, OUR GIRLS THREE, VIOLET.




Vessels Listed as Gate Vessels

Admiralty Blockships - see CORDOVA, GLENMORE, GLENGOIL, GOTHLAND, HUBBUCK, MAGDA


Lighters and Barges Listed as Boom Defence Vessels

ALIBI (steam lighter BDV), ARTHUR (dumb barge BDV), BETTY HANSON (dumb barge BDV), COCKLE (ex-light vessel, BDV gate vessel), CORONATION (BDV waterboat), DORA (BDV lighter), FAITH (ex-pile barge, BDV repair vessel), FENCIBLE (motor barge for BDV stores), GAINSBOROUGH (puffer collier for BDV ), GEORGE (dumbbarge BDV), I (steam lighter BDV), L (steam lighter BDV), MARY & AGNES (BDV maintenance lighter), OBERON (puffer BDV), RACHEL (BDV lighter), SWIFT(BDV tender to CRESCENT), TEAL (BDV ), THEODOSIA (dumb barge BDV), THOMAS (BDV barge tender), W. N. (BDV lighter )

No. 10 (BDV motor boat), No. 21 (light ship used as BDV gate vessel), No. 51 (another light ship BDV gatevessel), No. 135 (BDV motor boat), No. 334 (BDV engine repair vessel and water boat)

YC.16, Admiralty yard craft (boom defence), YC.94, Admiralty yard craft (boom defence), YC.96, Admiralty yardcraft (boom defence), YC.17, Admiralty yard craft (boom defence), YC.296, Admiralty yard craft (boom defence)






 

36. BLOCKSHIPS

Dittmar and Colledge (D in following source abbreviations) list blockships in two groups - Purchased 1914-15 and Other. As more blockships have been identified in other research, they have all been listed in a single alphabetical order. The source abbreviations can be found at WW1NavyBritishBVLS2.htm

 

Admiralty Blockships

Theatres where where final scuttling locations are listed

Scapa Flow - see ALMERIA , AORANGI, ARGYLE, BUDRIE, CLIO, DYLE, ELTON, GARTSHORE, GOBERNADOR BORIES, LAPLAND, LORNE, NUMIDIAN, PONTOS, REGINALD, REINFELD, RONDA, ROSEWOOD, ROTHERFIELD, TEESWOOD, THAMES, URMSTON GRANGE

Dover - see LIVONIAN, MONTROSE, SPANISH PRINCE

Gallipoli - see Dredger (name unknown), FIERAMOSCA, PINA, MARIE DELLE VITTORIE, VINCENZO FLORIO

Aegean - see MICHIGAN, ORUBA

East Africa - see NEWBRIDGE




ALMERIA (ex-WAKEFIELD), Admiralty blockship. Built 1888, 2418grt, 293ft. Owned by Almeria SS, Cardiff-reg. Purchased 1914-15 as accommodation ship. Allocated to Scapa Flow as blockship. Scuttled 1915 - No.2 Barrier, Skerry Sound, between Glims Holm & Lamb Holm islands (wi - in 58.52.57N, 02.53.51W) (Lr/D/wi).

ANNANDALE (may be spelt ANNADALE), boom defence vessel, ex-blockship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1878, 1521grt, 264ft. Purchased 1914-15 for Dover, not used as blockship. Sold 7.1.20.

AORANGI, Admiralty blockship. Built 1883, 4268grt, 389ft. Owned by Union SS Co, Dunedin (NZ)-reg, chartered as non-commissioned RAN supply ship 8/14, purchased by Admiralty 1915 for use at Scapa Flow. Scuttled August 1915 - No.1 Barrier, Kirk Sound, between island of Lamb Holm & Mainland (wi - in 58.53.26N, 02.51.42W). Wreck refloated in 1920 (wi - resunk in Holm Kirkyard) (Lr/D/wi)

ARGYLE (may be spelt ARGYLL), Admiralty blockship. Built 1872, 1185grt, 241ft. Owned by T Wilson & Sons, Hull-reg. Purchased 1914-15 (1914) for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1914 - No.2 Barrier, Skerry Sound, between Glims Holm & Lamb Holm islands (wi - in 58.52.53N, 02.54.02W) (Lr/D/wi).

BERKSHIRE, Admiralty blockship. Built 1894, 2285grt, 285ft. Owned by Berkshire SS Co, Newcastle-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Sunderland, Durham. Final scuttling location not known (Lr/D).

BUDRIE, Admiralty blockship, Built 1882, 2,252grt, 285ft length. Owned by Arab Steamers, Bombay-reg. Purchased 1914-15, scuttled 1915, Scapa Flow - Burra Sound, between Hoy & Graemsay islands in about 40-60ft, second blockship from north (wi - in 58.55.40N, 03.18.38W). Wreck dispersed in 1962 to clear shipping channel (not included in Dittmar; Lr/wi/www).

CHICKLADE, Admiralty blockship. Built 1888, 2410grt, 299ft. Owned by W Coupland, West Hartlepool-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Sunderland, Durham. Final scuttling location not known (Lr/D).

CLIO, Admiralty blockship. Built 1889, 2733grt, 300ft. Owned by T Wilson & Sons, Hull-reg. Purchased 1914-15 (1914) for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1914 - No.4 Barrier, in middle of Water Sound, between South Ronaldshay & Burray islands (wi - in 58.50.15N, 02.54.15W) (Lr/D/wi).

CORDOVA (ex-JESSMORE), Admiralty blockship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1888, 2387grt, 294ft. Purchased 1914-15 for Portland, not used as blockship. Became gate vessel 7.15. 1-12pdr. Sold 29.7.19 A Rappoport, renamed PROGRESS.

Dredger (name unknown), already wrecked, possibly Admiralty blockship. One of possibly three vessels (others FIERAMOSCA and PINA) scuttled at Suvla Beach, W Gallipoli peninsula by the 18 December 1915 for the final evacuation, served as boat pier (not included in Dittmar; Rn)

DYLE (ex-WIDDRINGTON), Admiralty blockship. Built 1879, 1510grt, 260ft. Owned by Schaldis SS of Belgium, Antwerp-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Location not known. Note: Internet diving sites only list World War 2 blockship DOYLE, built 1907 1,761grt, scuttled in Burra Sound between Hoy & Graemsay islands (Lr/D).

ELTON, Admiralty blockship. Built 1888, 2461grt, 300ft. Owned by R Ropner, West Hartlepool-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1915 - No.2 Barrier, Skerry Sound, between Glims Holm & Lamb Holm islands (wi - in 58.52.58N, 02.53.52W). Parts of ship were visible at low tide (Lr/D/wi).

FERNLANDS, Admiralty blockship. Built 1885, 2042grt, 276ft. Owned by R Hardy, West Hartlepool-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Sunderland, Durham. Final scuttling location not known (Lr/D).

FIERAMOSCA (ex-SOPHIE JOBSON), Admiralty blockship. Built 1873, 578grt, 170ft. Owned by Puglia SS, Bari, Italy-reg. Purchased 1914-15 originally for use at Malta. Scuttled by 18 December 1915 for Gallipoli evacuation - one of possibly three vessels (others - unnamed dredger and SS PINA) at Suvla Beach, W Gallipoli peninsula for the final evacuation, served as pier and breakwater (Lr/Rn/D).

GADITANO (ex-BARRISTER), Admiralty blockship. Built 1893, 4750grt, 400ft. Purchased 1914-15 for Dover, not used as blockship. Became oil hulk at Sheerness. Later sold.

GARGANO (ex-lRENE), Admiralty blockship. Built 1884, 700grt, 180ft. Purchased for Malta.

GARTMORE (ex-CASTILLA), Admiralty blockship. Built 1879, 1774grt, 270ft. Owned by Gart SS CO, Glasgow-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttling location not known, possibly not Scapa Flow (Lr/D).

GARTSHORE (ex-IBERIA), Admiralty blockship. Built 1880, 1564grt, 255ft. Owned by Gart SS Co, South Shields-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Portland. Scuttled 1915, Scapa Flow (D - for use at Portland) - No.3 Barrier, East Weddel Sound, between Burray & Glims Holm islands (wi - in 58.52.17N, 02.54.47W) (Lr/D/wi).

GLENGOIL, Admiralty blockship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1882, 2963grt, 320ft. Purchased 1914-15 for Portland, not used as blockship. Became BDV gate vessel 1915-29.7.19. 1-6pdr AA.. Sold 1919 to Spain.

GLENMORE, Admiralty blockship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1882, 1656grt, 265ft. Purchased 1914-15 for Portland, not used as blockship. Became BDV gate vessel 1915. Sold 7.1.20.

GOBERNADOR BORIES (ex-WORDSWORTH), Admiralty blockship. Built 1882, 2332grt, 285ft. Owned by Ballenera de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1915 - Burra Sound, between Hoy & Graemsay islands in about 40-60ft (wi - in 58.55.25N, 03.18.33W). Wreck lies in 50ft, and is described as one of the favourite dives of Scapa (Lr/D/wi/www).

GOTHLAND, Admiralty blockship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1871, 1485grt, 251ft. Owned by Liverpool & Hamburg SS, Liverpool-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Portland, Dorset, not used as blockship. Became BDV gate vessel, in service 28.10.15-25.2.20. Sold 1920 Claud Langdon Ltd. (Lr/D).

HOOD, Admiralty blockship, ex-turret battleship, 14,150t, 1891, 380ft, removed from effective list 1911, fitted with first experimental anti-torpedo bulges 1913, on sale list August 1914. Scuttled in South Ship Channel, Portland Harbour, Dorset on 4 November 1914 to fill gap in the defences (wi - in 50.34.08N, 02.25.12W). Wreck lies upside down in around 50ft, with keel only a few feet below the water at low tide (C/Cn/D/pt/wi)

HUBBUCK, Admiralty blockship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1886, 2834grt, 325ft. Purchased 1914-15 for Portland, not used as blockship. Became BDV gate vessel 28.10.14. 1-6pdr AA. Sold 25.3.19 to Spain, delivered 20.2.20.

LAPLAND (ex-DAUNTLESS), Admiralty blockship. Built 1890, 1234grt, 256ft. Owned by Liverpool & Hamburg SS Co, Liverpool-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1915 - No.3 Barrier, East Weddel Sound, between Burray & Glims Holm islands (wi - in 58.52.17N, 02.54.47W). Now incorporated in Churchill Barrier (Lr/D/wi).

LIVONIAN (ex-LUDGATE HILL), Admiralty blockship. Built 1881, 4017grt, 420ft. Owned by Allan Line SS, Glasgow-reg. Purchased 1914 for scuttling in the gap between Admiralty Pier and Southern Breakwater at Dover. Believed scuttled 20 December 1914 - on west side of entrance. This would be the same day as the loss of blockship MONTROSE (Lr/D/dq).

LORNE, Admiralty blockship. Built 1873, 1186grt, 241ft. Owned by T Wilson & Sons, Hull-reg. Purchased 1914-15. Scuttled 1915, Scapa Flow (D - for use at Portland) - No.4 Barrier, in middle of Water Sound, between South Ronaldshay & Burray islands (wi - in 58.50.30N, 02.54.04W). Wreck dispersed with explosives but much of it still dries out at low tide (Lr/D/wi).

LUCANO (ex-ARIADNE), Admiralty blockship. Built 1884, 709grt, 180ft. Purchased for Malta.

MAGDA, Admiralty blockship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1888, 2351grt, 290ft. Purchased 1914-15 for Portland, not used as blockship. Became BDV gate vessel 23.10.14. 1-12pdr. Sold 29.7.19 Compania Naviera Bidasoa.

MARIE DELLE VITTORIE (ms - MARIA .), cargo steamship, Admiralty blockship. Built 1882, 2,926grt. Ex-Clan liner CLAN GRAHAM, owned by T Astarita. One of two Admiralty blockships (the other VINCENZO FLORIO) scuttled at "W" -Tekke Burnu beach, S tip of Gallipoli peninsula by 29 December 1915 as breakwaters for final evacuation (not included in Dittmar; Rn/ms).

MONTROSE, ex-passenger-cargo liner, Admiralty blockship. Built 1897, 7,207grt, 443ft length (D - built 1905, 4,452grt, 365ft), Owned by Canadian Pacific Railway, London-reg. Famous for carrying murderer Dr. Crippen and his mistress across the Atlantic in 1910, only for them to be arrested after the captain had sent a wireless message ahead. Purchased 28 October 1914 for scuttling in the gap between Admiralty Pier and Southern Breakwater at Dover, fitted with large gantries for hanging anti-torpedo nets, filled with cement and ready for scuttling. 20 December 1914 (wi - 28 December 1916) - broke loose from moorings within the harbour during a gale, drifted through the entrance and on towards Goodwin Sands, grounded near East Goodwin LV on South Sand Head (wi - in 51.14.56N, 01.34.12E), and broke in two. Wreck still lies in very shallow water. SS SPANISH PRINCE was bought as replacement and scuttled in March 1915 (Lr/C/D/dq/wi).

NEWBRIDGE, ex-collier, Admiralty blockship. Built 1906, 3737grt, 342ft. Owned by Temperley SS Co, London-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Dover. Sent to East Africa as blockship for the first operations against trapped German cruiser SMS KOENIGSBERG. She was filled with crushed rock and dynamite charges, with 14 volunteer crew, and Cdr Raymond Fitzmaurice in command. In the early morning of 10 November 1914, under fire but under cover of 6in cruiser gunfire, she reached her scuttling position 8 miles down the Ssuninga channel of the Rufuji river delta where it met the Ssimba-Uranga arm, swung across the river and anchored bow and stern, charges fired at 0550 and settled to the bottom. This still left two navigable channels - the northern Kikunja and the southern Kiomboni - by which KOENIGSBERG could reach the sea 10 miles away (L/Lr/Rn/D/dx/kp).

NUMIDIAN, Admiralty blockship. Built 1891, 4836grt, 400ft. Owned by Allan Line SS Co, Glasgow-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow (D - unlisted location). Scuttled 1915 - No.1 Barrier in Kirk Sound, between Lamb Holm island & Mainland (wi - in 58.53.42N, 02.53.53W). Mostly salvaged in 1924, pile of scattered wreckage left (Lr/D/wi).

PEREGRINE II, Admiralty blockship, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1892, 1681grt, 280ft. Purchased, held in reserve at Medway. In commissioned service 21.5.18-28.2.19, purchased 28.2.19 as store hulk. Sold 20.3.22. (also listed as boom defence vessel)

PINA, steamship, presumably Admiralty blockship. One of possibly three vessels (others - unnamed dredger and FIERAMOSCA) scuttled at Suvla Beach, W Gallipoli peninsula by the 18 December 1915 for the final evacuation, served as breakwater (ms - lists a PINA, cargo steamship, built 1883, 1,986grt, but believed lost March 1917. This is the only pre-WW1 PINA not definitely accounted for) (not included in Dittmar; Rn/ms)

PONTOS, Admiralty blockship. Built 1900, 5703grt, 430ft (wi - built 1891, 2,265grt, 305ft). Owned by Andros, Greece-reg. Purchased 1914 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1914 - No.4 Barrier, in middle of Water Sound, between South Ronaldshay & Burray islands (wi - in 58.50.24N, 02.54.05W). Wreck lies in centre of the Sound, partly visible (Lr/D/wi).

REGINALD, Admiralty blockship. Built 1878, 930grt, 240ft. Owned by The Admiralty, Glasgow-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1915 - No.3 Barrier, East Weddel Sound, between Burray & Glims Holm islands (wi - in 58.52.17N, 02.54.48W). Some of the wreck remains (Lr/D/wi).

REINFELD (ex-RAMSES), Admiralty blockship. Built 1893, 3582grt, 340ft. Was owned by Continentale Rhederei AG, Hamburg-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1914 - No.2 Barrier, Skerry Sound, between Glims Holm & Lamb Holm islands (wi - in 58.52.57N, 02.53.56W). Wreck much broken up, close to SS ELTON, now part of Churchill Barrier (Lr/D/wi).

RONDA (ex-RYDAL HOLME), Admiralty blockship. Built 1881, 1941grt, 274ft. Owned by T Wilson & Sons, Hull-reg, Purchased 1914-15 for unlisted location, held in reserve. Scuttled 1915 at Scapa Flow - Burra Sound, between Hoy & Graemsay islands in deep-water channel in about 40-60ft (wi - in 58.55.40N, 03.18.38W). Wreck dispersed in 1962 to clear shipping channel (Lr/D/ms/wi/www).

ROSEWOOD (ex-BLAKEMOOR), Admiralty blockship. Built 1889, 1757grt, 259ft. Owned by Constantine & Pickering SS Co, South Shields-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1915 - No.2 Barrier, Skerry Sound, between Glims Holm & Lamb Holm islands (wi - in 58.53.11N, 02.54.19W). Wreck now almost completely dispersed (Lr/D/wi).

ROTHERFIELD, Admiralty blockship. Built 1889, 2831grt, 320ft. Owned by Woodfield SS Co, London-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled Scapa Flow - Burra Sound, between Hoy & Graemsay islands in about 40-60ft (wi - in 58.55.40N, 03.18.38W). Dispersed by explosives 1962 to clear shipping channel. Note: WW2 blockships in this channel include INVERLANE, TABARKA, DOYLE - see DYLE (Lr/D/wi).

SPANISH PRINCE (ex-KNIGHT BACHELOR), blockship. Built 1894, 6505grt, 450ft. Owned by Prince Line, Newcastle-reg. Purchased as replacement for Dover blockship MONTROSE lost 20 December 1914, fitted out in same way. Scuttled March 1915 - on east side of southern entrance across from LIVONIAN. (ms - 6,394grt, owned by J Knott, scuttled off Dover Breakwater, November 1914) (Lr/D/dq/ms).

TEESWOOD (ex-WESTWOOD), Admiralty blockship. Built 1882ft, 1589grt, 278ft. Was owned by Westwood Co, Christiana, Norway-reg, then The Admiralty, Middlesbrough-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Scapa Flow. Scuttled 1914 - No.2 Barrier, Skerry Sound, between Glims Holm & Lamb Holm islands (wi - in 58.53.02N, 02.53.50W). Only engine block remains (Lr/D/wi)

TENERIFFE, Admiralty blockship. Built 1885, 1800grt, 301ft. Purchased 14.8.18, held in reserve at Medway. Sold 7.1.1.20.

THAMES, Admiralty blockship. Built 1887, 1327grt, 279ft. Owned by Carron Co, Grangemouth-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for unlisted location. Scuttled 1914 at Scapa Flow - No.1 Barrier in Kirk Sound, between Lamb Holm island & Mainland (wi - in 58.53.30N, 02.54W). Stern later removed and hull cut down to main deck (Lr/D/wi)

TYNEDALE (ex-lNCHARRAN), Admiralty blockship. Built 1889, 2948grt, 320ft. Owned by SS Tynedale of Belfast Co, Belfast-reg. Purchased 1914-15 for Sunderland, Durham. Final scuttling location not known. (Lr/D)

URMSTON GRANGE, Admiralty blockship. Built 1894, 3,423grt. Owned by Houlder Line, London-reg. Purchased 1914. Scuttled 1914, Scapa Flow - Burra Sound, between Hoy & Graemsay islands in about 40-60ft depth (wi - in 58.55.40N, 03.18.38W). Dispersed by explosives in 1962 to clear shipping channel (not included in Dittmar; Lr/C/wi/www)

VINCENZO FLORIO, 2,752grt (ms - 2,840grt), Admiralty blockship. Built 1880 was Genoa, Italy-reg, I & V Florio & Co, Palermo/Servizi Marittimo. One of two Admiralty blockships (the other MARIE DELLE VITTORIE) scuttled at "W" -Tekke Burnu beach, S tip of Gallipoli peninsula by 29 December 1915 as breakwaters for final evacuation (not included in Dittmar; Lr/Rn/ms)


Other Vessels Listed as Blockships

MICHIGAN - see dummy battleships

ORUBA - see dummy battleships

SWIFTSURE, converted to blockship at Chatham 1918, but not used - see pre-dreadnought battleship, ex-Chilean Ship.


 Old Cruisers Expended as Blockships

Zeebrugge (23.4.18) - see INTREPID, IPHIGENIA, THETIS

Ostend (23.4.18) - see BRILLIANT, SIRIUS

Ostend (10.5.18) - see VINDICTIVE

 





37. MOORING VESSELS
including Cable Ships

 
RECOVERY-class

RECOVERY, mooring vessel. Launched 26.2.07 Fleming & Ferguson. 735 tons, 152(oa), 135(pp)x27x10 ft. 500ihp, 9.5kts. Boom defence duty at Scapa Flow to 1918, Sold 25.8.23 J. A. White.

RESOURCE, mooring vessel. Launched 7.6.10 Bow McLachlan. 735 tons, 152(oa), 135(pp)x27x10 ft. 500ihp, 9.5kts. Boom defence duty at Granton to 1918, Sold 1923 J. A. White.


 Six Vessels Purchased 1915

BULLFROG (ex-BLAIRSTOWN), mooring vessel, X.3 (1916), X.12 (1.18). 895tons, 131(pp)x36 ft. Purchased 1915, boom defence duty at Scapa Flow to 1918. Sold 2.23 Carriden S Bkg Co.

DAPPER (ex-CHAPMAN), mooring vessel, X.30 (1916), X.19 (1.18). Built 1915, 419grt, 124(pp)x30ft. Purchased 1915, boom defence duty to 1918. Sold 3.23, same name. Served in WW2.

FIDGET, mooring vessel, X.20 (1916), X.25 (1.18). 837tons, 150(pp)x28ft. Purchased 1915, boom defence duty at Scapa Flow to 1918. Sold 8.21 J. R. Thomson.

HOLDFAST (ex-COMMISSIONER), mooring vessel, X.19 (1916), X.30 (1.18). Built 1910, 783tons/403grt, 122(pp)x35ft. Purchased 1915, boom defence duty at Scapa Flow to 1918. Sold 3.23 Carriden S Bkg Co.

LIMPET (ex-MAUCH CHUNK), mooring vessel, X.18 (1916), X.39 (1.18). Built 1912, 570tons/298grt, 112(pp)x31ft. Purchased 1915, boom defence duty at Cromarty to 1918. Sold 5.22, renamed T.I.C. LIMPET.

STEADFAST (ex-OHIO), mooring vessel, X.17 (1916), X.68 (1.18). Built 1906, 625tons/339grt, 118(pp)x35ft. Purchased 1915, boom defence duty at Granton to 1918. Renamed STANDFAST 11.17. Sold 5.22 Maritime Salvors, renamed STANDFAST.


 TRINCULO-class

ANCHORITE (originally PROGRESS), mooring vessel, Trinculo-class, X.35 (1916), X.1 (1.18). Launched 24.1.16 Simons. 750 tons, 152(oa), 135(pp)x26x10ft. 500ihp, 9.5kts. Boom defence duty at Sheerness to 1918. Renamed HERMIT 1944. BU 2.48 Metal Ind, Rosyth.

BUFFALO mooring vessel, Trinculo-class, X.42 (1916), X.11 (1.18). Launched 25.1.16 Bow McLachlan. 750 tons, 152(oa), 135(pp)x26x10ft. 500ihp, 9.5kts. Boom defence duty at Sheerness to 1918. Mined 4.4.41 off Singapore.

MESSENGER mooring vessel, Trinculo-class, X.41 (1916), X.42 (1.18). Launched 22.2.16 Bow McLachlan. 750 tons, 152(oa), 135(pp)x26x10ft. 500ihp, 9.5kts. Boom defence duty at Granton to 1918. Sold c1950 at Malta.

STEADY mooring vessel, Trinculo-class, X.39 (1916), X.69 (1.18). Launched 30.3.16 Simons. 750 tons, 152(oa), 135(pp)x26x10ft. 500ihp, 9.5kts. Boom defence duty at Portsmouth to 1918. Mined 17.7.40 off Newhaven.

TRINCULO mooring vessel, Trinculo-class, X.34 (1916), X.44 (1.18). Launched 20.11.15 Fleming & Ferguson. 750 tons, 152(oa), 135(pp)x26x10ft. 500ihp, 9.5kts. Boom defence duty at Scapa Flow to 1918. Renamed MOLLUSC 1.16. Sold 12.22, renamed YANTLETT.

VOLUNTEER mooring vessel, Trinculo-class, X.38 (1916), X.77 (1.18). Launched 17.3.16 C. Rennoldson. 750 tons, 152(oa), 135(pp)x26x10ft. 500ihp, 9.5kts. Boom defence duty at Devonport to 1918. Renamed VOLENS 3.19. Sold 1947 Tees Conservancy, renamed VOLENS.


MOOR-class

MOOR, mooring vessel, Moor-class. 12.6.19 Bow McLachlan. 720 tons, 148(oa), 137(pp)x29x10ft. TE 600ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA (not mounted). Mined 8.4.42 off Malta.

MOORDALE, mooring vessel, Moor-class. 15.8.19 Bow McLachlan. 720 tons, 148(oa), 137(pp)x29x10ft. TE 600ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA (not mounted). Sold 1961.

MOORFOWL, mooring vessel, Moor-class. 11.9.19 Bow McLachlan. 720 tons, 148(oa), 137(pp)x29x10ft. TE 600ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA (not mounted). Sold c1963.

MOORHILL, mooring vessel, Moor-class. 12.9.19 Bow McLachlan. 720 tons, 148(oa), 137(pp)x29x10ft. TE 600ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA (not mounted). Sold c1961.

MOORLAKE, mooring vessel, Moor-class. 10.11.19 Bow McLachlan. 720 tons, 148(oa), 137(pp)x29x10ft. TE 600ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA (not mounted). Sold 1946 in the East Indies.

MOORSTONE, mooring vessel, Moor-class. 12.11.19 Bow McLachlan. 720 tons, 148(oa), 137(pp)x29x10ft. TE 600ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA (not mounted). Sold 1949 at Malta, renamed KURTARAN.

MOORVIEW, mooring vessel, Moor-class. 1919 Bow McLachlan. 720 tons, 148(oa), 137(pp)x29x10ft. TE 600ihp, 9kts. Armament: 1-12pdr AA (not mounted). Wrecked 21.3.20 on the Runnelstone, Lands End.

Other Vessels Listed as Mooring Vessels

Hired drifters - see PETERUGIE (tender), RELIANCE (tender).




Cable Ships

SQUIRREL, cable ship, based at Devonport and Falmouth 1914-18 - see Coastguard and Fishery Protection.

THRUSH, cable ship based at Berehaven 1914-16 - see Coastguard and Fishery Protection.







 
38. DEPOT and REPAIR SHIPS
Sea-going


Destroyer depot ships - include AQUARIUS, BLAKE, BLENHEIM, DIDO, DILIGENCE, GREENWICH, HECLA, LEANDER, ST. GEORGE, TYNE, WOOLWICH

Submarine depot ships - include ADAMANT, ALECTO, AMBROSE, ARROGANT, BONAVENTURE, FORTH, HAZARD, HEBE, LUCIA, MAIDSTONE, ONYX, PACTOLUS, PANDORA, PLATYPUS (RAN), ROSARIO, THAMES, TITANIA, UPOLU (RAN), VULCAN

Fleet repair ships - include ASSISTANCE, CYCLOPS , SANDHURST




Earlier Mercantile Conversions

AQUARIUS (ex-HAMPSTEAD), sea-going depot ship, earlier mercantile conversion, N.13 (1914),N.06 (1.18). Launched 25.9.00 Austin. 3660 tons, 268(pp)x37x16ft. TE 1100ihp, 10.5kts. Purchased1902 as distillery vessel, completed 6.07 as depot ship. Served with 8th DF Forth 1914-15, Mediterranean S/Ms 1915, then water carrier and depot ship in Mediterranean. Armament: not listed. Sold 14.5.20.

ASSISTANCE, sea-going fleet repair ship, earlier mercantile conversion, 8C (1914), C2 (1.18). Purchased on stocks 19.9.00, launched 23.12.00 Raylton Dixon. 9,600 tons, 436(pp)x53x20ft. TE 4000ihp, 12kts. Armament: 10-3pdr. Served as repair ship at Scapa and Cromarty 1914-18. Handed over 11.3.37 to Ward in part payment for MAJESTIC.
 
CYCLOPS (ex-INDRABARAH), sea-going repair ship, earlier mercantile conversion, A1 (1914), C5 (1.18). Purchased on stocks 1905, launched 27.10.05 Laing. 11300 tons, 460(pp)x55x21ft. TE 3500ihp, 11kts. Armament: 6-4in. Served as repair ship with Grand Fleet 1914-18. Arrived 7.47 Cashmore.

HECLA (ex-BRITISH CROWN), sea-going depot ship, earlier mercantile conversion, 7A (1914), C7(1.18). Purchased on stocks 1878, launched 7.3.78 Harland & Wolff. 5600 tons, 391(pp)x39x21ft. TE 2400ihp, 13kts. Armament. 4-12pdr (2-4in added in 10.16). Destroyer depot ship for 4th DF, Scapa 1914-16 and 2nd DF, Belfast 1917-18. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Preston.

TYNE (ex-MARIOTIS), sea-going depot ship, earlier mercantile conversion, N.76 (1914), N.0A (1.18). Purchased on stocks 8.3.78, launched 1878 Armstrong. 3560 tons, 320(pp)x34x18ft. TE 1120ihp, 11kts. Armament: 4-12pdr. Destroyer depot ship for 8th DF, Firth of Forth 1914-18. Foundered 15.11.20 at moorings, Sheerness while on sale list for Stanlee.
 
 
 Navy-Order and Warship Conversions

ALERT, depot ship, ex-Alert-class sloop, completed 1895, 960t, was 6-4in, 13kts, 106 crew. Persian Gulf.  Log Book Availability. Sold 1926.

ARROGANT, sea-going depot ship, Arrogant-class, 2nd-class cruiser conversion, P.42 (1914), N.08 (1.18). Launched 26.5.96 Devonport DY. 5750 tons. Completed as depot ship 7.11. Armament: nil. Served with 4th S/M Flotilla at Dover 1914-16, 5th S/M Flotilla at Dover and base flagship 1915-18. Sold 13.11.23 Hughes Bolckow.

BLENHEIM, sea-going depot ship, Blake-class, 1st-class protected cruiser conversion, C2 (1914), C4 (1.18). Launched 5.7.90 Thames IW. 9000 tons, 399(oa), 375(pp)x65x25ft. TE 20000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-6in, 4-4in, 4-12pdr. Armour: 6in deck. Completed as depot ship in 5.06. Served with Mediterranean destroyers 1914-18. Battle Honour - Dardanelles 1915/16. Log Book Availability. Sold 13.7.26 Ward, Pembroke Dock.

BLAKE, sea-going depot ship, Blake-class, 1st-class protected cruiser conversion, C3 (1914). Launched 23.11.89 Chatham DY. 9000 tons, 399(oa), 375(pp)x65x25ft. TE 20000ihp, 22kts. Armament: 4-6in, 4-4in, 4-12pdr. Armour: 6in deck. Completed as depot ship in 8.07. Served with 2nd DF, then 11th DF of the Grand Fleet 1914-18. Sold 9.6.22 Rees, Llanelly.

BONAVENTURE, sea-going depot ship, Astraea-class 2nd-class cruiser conversion, N.41 (1914), N.11(1.18). Launched 2.12.92 Devonport DY. 4360 tons. Completed as depot ship in 4.07. Armament: 2-6in, 2-6pdr, 4-3pdr (4-3pdr only 1917). Submarine depot ship, 6th S/M Flotilla 1914-16, then 2nd S/M Flotilla 1916-18. Sold 12.4.20 Forth S Bkg Co, Bo'ness.

CAESAR, depot ship Malta - see pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class.

DIDO, sea-going depot ship, Eclipse-class, 2nd-class cruiser conversion, P.05 (1914), P.87 (1.18). Launched 20.3.96 London and Glasgow. 5600 tons. Completed as depot ship 1913. Armament: reduced to 3-6in, 5-12pdr, 1-3pdr AA in 1916 (1-3pdr AA only 1917). Served with 3rd DF Grand Fleet 1914, 3rd DF at Harwich 1914-15, 9th DF Harwich 1915-17, 10th DF Harwich 1918. Sold 16.12.26 May & Butcher, Maldon.

FORTH, sea-going depot ship, Mersey-class, 2nd-class cruiser conversion, D.06 (1914), N.06 (9.15),N.47 (1.18). Launched 23.10.86 Pembroke DY. 4050 tons, 300(pp)x46x20ft. TE 5700ihp, 17kts. Completed as depot ship in 8.04. Armament: 4-6pdr. Submarine depot ship for S/M flotillas at Devonport 1914, Humber 1914-16, Harwich 1916-18. Sold 8.11.21 Slough T. C., BU in Germany.

HAZARD, sea-going depot ship, Dryad-class torpedo gunboat conversion, P.38 (1914), P.96 (1.18). Launched 17.2.94 Pembroke DY. 1070 tons. Converted to depot ship in 1901. Armament; 2-4.7in, 4-6pdr. Served as S/M depot ship at Dover 1914-18. Sunk 28.1.18 in collision with SS WESTERN AUSTRALIA in the Channel.

HEBE, sea-going depot ship, Alarm-class torpedo gunboat conversion, N.52 (1914), N.58 (1.18). Launched 15.6.92 Sheerness DY. 810 tons. Armament: 2-4.7in, 4-3pdr. Converted to minesweeper 1908, to depot ship1909. Served with 6th S/M Flotilla 8.14, 6th S/M Flotilla on the Tyne 1914-16, 1st S/M Flotilla at Leith 1916-17, 3rd S/M Flotilla on the Humber 1917-18. Sold 22.10.19 Ward, Preston.

LEANDER, sea-going depot ship, Leander-class, 2nd-class cruiser conversion, D.41 (1914), N.15 (9.15),N.68 (1.18). Launched 28.10.82 Napier. 4300 tons. 300(pp)x46x20 ft. TE 5500ihp, 17kts. Completed 6.04 as depot ship. Armament: 2-12pdr, 6-6pdr. Depot ship for Grand Fleet destroyers 1914-18. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

ONYX, sea-going depot ship, Alarm-class torpedo gunboat conversion, D.07 (1914), N.07 (9.15), N.75 (1.18). Launched 7.9.92 Laird. 810 tons. Converted to depot ship 1908. Armament: nil. Served with 1st S/M Flotilla at Devonport 1914-16, base ship at Torbay 1917-18. Renamed VULCAN II 4.20. Sold 8.24 King, Garston; resold 9.10.24 L. Basso, Weymouth.

PACTOLUS, sea-going depot ship, P-class, 3rd-class cruiser conversion, D.08 (1914), N.08 (9.15), N.77 (1.18). Launched 21.12.96 Armstrong. 2135 tons. Converted to depot ship 9.12. Armament: nil. Served with 9th S/M Flotilla at Ardrossan 1914-18. Sold 25.10.21 Multilocular S Bkg Co, Stranraer.

ROSARIO, sea-going depot ship, Condor-class, steel screw sloop conversion. Launched 17.12.98 Sheerness DY. 980 tons. Converted to depot ship in 1910. Armament:4-3pdr. Served as submarine depot ship at Hong Kong. Log Book Availability. Sold 11.11.21 at Hong Kong.

ST. GEORGE, sea-going depot ship, Edgar-class, 1st-class protected cruiser conversion, N.31 (1914), N.88 (1.18). Launched 23.6.92 Earle. 7700 tons. Completed as depot ship 3.10. Armament: 4-6in, 8-12pdr. Served with 9th DF Forth 1914, 7th DF Humber 1914-15, depot ship inthe Mediterranean 1915-18. Log Book Availability. Sold 1.7.20 Castle, Plymouth.

THAMES, sea-going depot ship, Mersey-class, 2nd-class cruiser conversion, N.43 (1914), N.97 (1.18). Launched 3.12.85 Pembroke DY. 4050 tons, 300(pp)x46x20ft. TE 5700ihp, 17kts. Completed as depot ship in 7.03. Armament: 4-6pdr. Submarine depot ship for 5th S/M Flotilla Harwich 1914,Sheerness 1914-17, then Portsmouth and Campbeltown. Sold 13.11.20, renamed GENERAL BOTHA T/S. Served as D/S THAMES in WW2.

VULCAN, sea-going depot ship, torpedo boat carrier conversion, N.70 (1914), N.4A (1.18). Launched 13.6.89 Portsmouth DY. 6620 tons, 373(oa), 350(pp)x58x22ft. TE 12000ihp, 20kts. Armament: 8-4.7in, 8-6pdr. (8-4.7in removed, 4-3pdr added 11.15). Armour: 5in deck. Submarine depot ship with 7th S/M Flotilla, Leith 1914-16, then flotillas at Humber, Berehaven and Blyth. Training ship 2.31. Renamed DEFIANCE III 2.31. Sold 9.55, BU in Belgium.
 

Mercantile Conversions

AMBROSE, sea-going depot ship, wartime mercantile conversion, C1 (1.18). Launched 31.3.03 Raylton Dixon. 6600 tons, 388(oa), 338(pp)x47x20ft. TE 6350ihp, 14.5kts. Hired 1914 as armed merchant cruiser, purchased 10.15 for conversion to depot ship. Armament: 2-12pdr. Submarine depot ship at Berehaven 1917-18, then Falmouth 1918. Became a base ship 1938. Sold 10.8.46, BU Ward, Inverkeithing, renamed COCHRANE 6.38

DILIGENCE (ex-TABARISTAN), sea-going depot ship, pre-wartime mercantile conversion, P.77 (1914), P.88 (1.18). Launched 1907 Henderson. 7100 tons, 390(pp)x46x20ft. TE 3600ihp, 14kts. Purchased 29.1.13, completed as depot ship 10.13. Armament: 8-4 in. Served with 12th DF at Scapa 1915-18.Sold15.10.26 Hughes Bolckow.

GREENWICH, sea-going depot ship, wartime mercantile conversion, CA (1.16), C6 (1.18). Purchased on stocks, launched 5.7.15 Dobson. Completed 1916 by Swan Hunter. 8600 tons,402(oa), 390(pp)x52x18ft. TE 2500ihp, 11kts. Armament: 4-4in, 2-6pdr. Served with 14th DF at Scapa 1916-18. Sold 11.7.46, renamed HEMBURY.

LUCIA (ex-German SPREEWALD), sea-going depot ship, wartime mercantile conversion, P.2A (1.18). Launched 21.11.07 Furness. 5805 tons, 367(oa), 351(pp)x45x18 ft. TE 2750ihp, 12.5kts. Captured 9.14, completed as depot ship 8.16. Armament:2-3pdr AA. Served with 10th S/M Flotilla, Tees 1916-18. Sold 4.9.48, renamed SINAI.

PANDORA (ex-SETI), sea-going depot ship, wartime mercantile conversion, N.71 (1914), N.78 (1.18). Launched 5.7.02 RayIton Dixon. 4580 tons. 330(pp)x43x16ft. TE 2200ihp, 11kts. Purchased 9.11.14. Served with Harwich submarines 1915-18. Renamed DOLPHIN 10.24. Mined 23.11.39 off Blyth on passage for conversion to blockship.

SANDHURST (ex-dummy battlecruiser INDOMITABLE, ex-MANIPUR), sea-going repair ship, wartime mercantile conversion, A4 (1.16), C9 (1.18). Launched 14.12.05 Harland & Wolff. 11500 tons, 485(oa), 470(pp)x58x20ft. TE 4000ihp, 10.5kts. Hired 11.14, purchased 1915. Completed as fleet repair ship 9.16. Armament: 4-4in, 2-6pdr. Served at Scapa Flow 1916-18. Arrived 4.46 Arnott Young, Dalmuir to BU.
 
TITANIA, sea-going depot ship, wartime mercantile conversion, 7C (1.16), AC (1.18). Building 1914 for Royal Hungarian Sea Navigation Co, purchased 1915, launched 4.3.15 Clyde SB. 5250 tons, 350(oa), 335(pp)x46x18ft. TE 3200ihp, 14.5kts. Completed as depot ship 11.15. Served with S/M's at Blyth, 1915-18. Log Book Availability. Arrived 9.49 Faslane to BU.

UPOLU (RAN), sea-going depot ship, wartime mercantile conversion, 1891 Fleming & Ferguson. 1141 tons gross. 220(pp)x30 ft. Hired 8.14. Depot ship for submarines AE.1 and AE.2 when in Australian waters. Paid off 9.12.14 and returned.


Naval Orders

ADAMANT, sea-going depot ship, Navy order, P.37 (1914), P.00 (1.18). Launched 12.7.11 Cammell Laird. 935 tons, 212(oa), 190(pp)x32x11 ft. TE 1400ihp, 14kts. Armament: 1-4in. Submarine depot ship for 8th S/M Flotilla, Harwich 1914-15, then Mediterranean submarines. Battle Honour - Dardanelles 1915. Sold 21.9.32 Rees, Llanelly.

ALECTO, sea-going depot ship, Navy order, N.35 (1914), N.01 (1.18). Launched 29.8.11 Cammell Laird. 935 tons, 212(oa), 190(pp)x32x11 ft. TE 1400ihp, 14kts. Armament: not listed. Submarine depot ship for S/Ms at Yarmouth 1914-18. Sold 7.7.49, BU at Faslane.

MAIDSTONE, sea-going depot ship, Navy order, P.39 (1914), P.4A (1.18). Launched 29.4.12 Scotts. 3600 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x45x16 ft. TE 2800ihp, 14kts. Submarine depot ship at Harwich 1914-18. Sold 31.8.29.

PLATYPUS (RAN), sea-going depot ship, Navy order, C8 (1.18). Launched 28.10.16 John Brown. 3476 tons, 325(oa), 310(pp)x44x15ft. TE 2650ihp, 14kts. Submarine depot ship at Campbeltown and Killybegs 1917-18. Renamed PENGUIN 8.29, PLATYPUS 3.41. On sale list 12.57.

SCOTSTOUN, sea-going depot ship, Navy order. Stern-wheel river steamer for Mesopotamia ordered 2.16, sections completed 8.16 Yarrow, re-erected 10.16 at Abadan. 300 tons, 150(oa), 132(pp)x31x3ft. Compound (oil fuel) 200ihp, 7.5kts. Armament: not listed. Served as depot ship for gunboats. Transferred to Inland Transport,Royal Engineers late 1918. Sold 4.20 at Basra.

WOOLWICH, sea-going depot ship, Navy order, AC (1914), CA (1.18). Launched 5.9.12 London and Glasgow. 3380 tons, 360(oa), 320(pp)x40x14ft. TE 2600ihp, 13.5kts. Armament: 4-4in, 4-12pdr. Destroyer depot ship at Harwich 1914, Rosyth 1915-18. Sold 23.7.26 Ward, Hayle.


Torpedo Sub-Depot Ships

ARO (ex-ALBERTVILLE), torpedo sub-depot ship, pendants Y1.2 and Y8.126. 3794grt, built 1898 Raylton Dixon. 351(pp)x44ft. One of three vessels (also Sobo, Sokoto) managed by Elder Dempster, purchased 10.14 for 55,000. Depot ship at Rosyth 1915-18, troopship 14.8.18. Sold 1.20 W. R. Device, renamed STELLA.

SOBO, torpedo sub-depot ship. 3652grt, built 1899 Barclay Curle. 345(pp)x44 ft. One of three vessels (also Aro, Sokoto) managed by Elder Dempster, purchased 10.14 for 55,000. Depot ship at Cromarty from 1915. Sold 12.2.20 W. R. Device & Co, renamed JUPITER.

SOKOTO, torpedo sub-depot ship. 3092grt, built 1899 Vickers. 345(pp)x42ft. One of three vessels (also Aro, Sobo) managed by Elder Dempster, purchased 10.14 for 55,000. Depot ship at Scapa Flow from 1915. Sold 18.9.19, renamed TABLADA.
 

Depot Ships for Smaller Vessels and Auxiliary Patrol, including Trawlers and Drifters

ADELE (1), renamed KINGFISHER, nominal parent ship carrying muster books of other small craft - see ADELE (1), hired drifter.

KINGFISHER, nominal parent ship carrying muster books of other small craft - see KINGFISHER, Admiralty trawler

MANCO, Auxiliary Patrol depot from 4.15 - see squadron supply ships

OSEA, CMB nominal depot ship - see CMB.40, coastal motor boat.

OSIRIS (1) - see armed merchant cruisers.

RESOURCE II, motor boat depot ship - see hired yachts.

VENETIA (1), Auxiliary Patrol depot - see hired yachts.

STADACONA (RCN), base ship, Halifax - see hired yachts.

ZARIA, Auxiliary Patrol depot - see squadron supply ships


Later Depot and Repair Ship Conversions
(date became depot ship)

CRESCENT (1915), Scapa Flow/Rosyth area - see Edgar-class, ex-1st-class protected cruisers.

DALHOUSIE (1916), Basra, 1916-19 - see DALHOUSIE (RIM), troopship.

ECLIPSE (1916) - see Eclipse-class, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser.

EUROPA (1915), Mediterranean - see Diadem-class, ex-1st-class protected cruiser.

GIBRALTAR (1915), Scapa Flow/Rosyth area - see Edgar-class, ex-1st-class protected cruiser.

HARLECH (1916) - see CAMBRIAN, light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Astraea-class.

HERMIONE (1914-18), Southampton -see Astraea-class, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser.

MARS (c1916), disarmed transport and depot ship - see pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class.
 
PELORUS (1916), Mediterranean - see P or Pyramus-class, ex-3rd-class protected cruiser.

RAINBOW (RCN), Esquimalt - see Apollo-class, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser.

ROYAL ARTHUR (1915), Scapa Flow/Rosyth area - see Edgar-class, ex-1st-class protected cruiser.

SHEARWATER (1914), RCN - see old sloops, Condor-class.

VICTORIOUS (1916), repair ship - see pre-dreadnought battleship Victorious, Majestic-class.

VICTORIOUS II (c1916) - see pre-dreadnought battleship Prince George, Majestic-class


Other Depot Ships

MAIRI, submarine depot - see hired yachts.


Other Repair Ships

VALHALLA (1) - see hired yachts.







39. ADMIRALTY STORE CARRIERS 
 Mostly in service pre-war; they are not Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries


BACCHUS, Admiralty store carrier, P.66 (9.15), X.22 (1.16), X.3 (1.19). Launched 10.5.15 Hamilton.2343grt/4000 tons, 295(pp)x44x13ft. TE 900, 10kts. Served in Mediterranean 1915-18, water carrier until 1917, then store carrier. Log Book Availability. Renamed BACCHUS II 5.36. Sunk 15.11.38 as target off Alderney.

BISON, Admiralty store carrier, Y2.1. Launched 1.11.02 Mordey Carney. 766 tons, 173(oa),165(pp)x26x11ft. TE 500ihp, 9.5kts. Armament: 1-3pdr (from 6.15). Carried armament stores. Sold circa 1946.
 
GROWLER, Admiralty store carrier, X.28 (3.21). Built 1890, Edwards, Millwall, iron-hulled. 235 tons, 160(pp)x24ft. 275ihp. Was MARQUESS OF ANGLESEY, transferred from the War Department 10.91. Sold 30.11.21, renamed BRANKSEA.
 
INDUSTRY, Admiralty store carrier, X.24 (1.16), X.31 (1.18). Laid down as GLASGOW, launched 7.6.01 Beardmore. 1460 tons, 196(pp)x30ft. TE 750ihp, 10kts. Torpedoed 18.10.18 and sold. (Note: Q-ship TAY & TYNE, built 1909, 556grt, became store carrier (X.83) renamedINDUSTRY 1920.)
 
ISLEFORD, Admiralty store carrier. Purchased on stocks 26.3.13, launched 1913 Ardrossan SB. 423 tons, 150(pp)x25x10ft. TE. Carried armament stores. Sunk 1.42 unknown cause off Wick.
 
RELIANCE, Admiralty store carrier, D.97 (1914). N.90 (9.15), X.9 (1.16), X.59 (1.18). Launched as KNIGHT COMPANION 21.6.10 Connell.9220 tons, 469(pp)x58ft. TE 3250ihp, 12.5kts. Purchased14.11.12. Served in the Mediterranean. Sold 17.12.19, renamed EMANUELE ACCAME.
 
UPNOR, Admiralty stores carrier, Y2.3. Launched 30.3.99 Bow McLachlan. 600 tons, 151(oa),142(pp)x24x10ft. 366ihp. Armament: 1-3pdr (from 6.15). Carried armament stores. Sold circa 1952.






 Note

MERCANTILE FLEET AUXILIARIES
(MFA)

Dittmar & Colledge list the following types of MFAs and their range of Pendant Nos. Only some of the vessels have been identified, especially as they may have taken on one or more roles.

40. FLOTILLA SUPPLY SHIPS* - Pendant Nos 1-9 (without a Y-type flag superior)
41. FLOTILLA DEPOTS - Pendant Nos Y1.1-2
42. ARMAMENT CARRIERS - Pendant Nos Y2.1-2
43. COLLIERS - Pendant Nos Y3.1-2524
44. FLEET MESSENGERS* - Pendant Nos Y4.1-81
45. FROZEN MEAT SHIPS - Pendant Nos Y5.1-8
46. MINE CARRIERS - Pendant Nos Y6.1-9
47. OILERS* and WATER CARRIERS - Pendant Nos Y7.1-342
48. STORE CARRIERS* - Pendant Nos Y8.1-138
49. SQUADRON SUPPLY SHIPS* - Pendant Nos Y9.1-3
56. HOSPITAL SHIPS* - Pendant Nos YA.1-19

* - in their own separate sections in Dittmar & Colledge. The other MFA-types have been collected from other sections and other sources






40. FLOTILLA SUPPLY SHIPS


Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

Pendant Nos 1-9
(without a Y-type flag superior)

No 1 - Sorrento, No 2 - Ortolan, No.3 - Grive, No 4 - Intaba, No 5 - Albatross, No 6 - Peregrine, No 7 - Swift, No 8 - Baron Herries, No 9 - Stork


ALBATROSS, flotilla supply ship, No 5. Built 1884, 1414grt. In commissioned service 3.8.14-23.7.15, flew white ensign; squadron supply ship (Y9.29) 16.1.15, mine carrier (Y6.9) 3.3.15, collier (Y3.1696) from 24.7.15, in commissioned service again as mine carrier 27.9.15-1.1.20.

BARON HERRIES, flotilla supply ship, No 8. Built 1907, 1610grt. In commissioned service 15.8.14-16.2.15, flew white ensign; collier (Y3.105) from 18.2.16. Sunk 22.4.18 by submarine NW of Bishop Rock.

GRIVE, flotilla supply ship No.3, later armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, MI.24 (on coming into service as ABS), MI.09 (1.18). Built 1905, 2037grt, 13kts. Flotilla supply ship, in service 5.8.14-2.8.15; converted to armed boarding steamer, armed with 2-4.7in, in service 24.2.16. Torpedoed by UC.40, foundered 24.12.17 off the Shetlands.

INTABA, flotilla supply ship, No 4. Built 1910, 4832grt. In commissioned service 5.8.14-11.7.17, flew white ensign; squadron supply ship (Y9.30) 21.4.15; Q ship 12.4.16, also Q.2, WAITOMO.

ORTOLAN, flotilla supply ship, No 2. Built 1902, 2145grt. In commissioned service 4.8.14-14.4.16, flew white ensign; fleet messenger ((Y4.47) 2.8.15. Sunk 14.6.17 by submarine 100 miles WSW of Bishop Rock.

PEREGRINE, flotilla supply ship, No 6. Built 1892, 1681grt. In commissioned service 4.8.14-22.11.15, flew white ensign. Wrecked c29.12.17.

SORRENTO, flotilla supply ship, No 1. Built 1912, 1899grt. In commissioned service 2.8.14-22.3.15, flew white ensign.

STORK, flotilla supply ship, No 9. Built 1904, 2029grt. In commissioned service 16.8.14-18.8.15, flew white ensign.

SWIFT, flotilla supply ship, No 7. Built 1911, 1141grt. In commissioned service 5.8.14-11.8.15, renamed DEAN SWIFT 1914.
 






41. FLOTILLA DEPOTS


Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

 Pendant Nos Y1.1-2
 
Y1.1 - not identified, Y1.2 - Aro


Vessel Listed as Flotilla Depots

Torpedo Sub-Depot Ship - see ARO (Y1.2)
 






42. ARMAMENT CARRIERS


Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

 Pendant Nos Y2.1-237

includes: Y2.1 - Bison, Y2.2 - Steersman, Y2.3 - Upnor, Y2.4 - Helmsman, Y2.7 - Skipper, Y2.9 - Emerald, Y2.14 - Arrival, Y2.27 - Hebble, Y2.31 - Trostan, Y2.36 - Race Fisher, Y2.39 - Wenning, Y2.41 - Clandeboye, Y2.42 - Arno, Y2.44 - Liberty, Y2.56 - Rievaulx Abbey, Y2.73 - Ocean Transport, Y2.106 - Umtali, Y2.107 - Umgeni, Y2.125 - Kassala, Y2.152 - Buccaneer, Y2.177 - Wrexham, Y2.220 - Susquehanna, Y2.228 - Ben Nevis


WREXHAM, armament carrier, Y2.177. Built 1902, 1414grt. In commissioned service 20.11.16-18.10.17. Wrecked 21.6.18.

 
Other Vessels Listed as Armament Carriers
 
Admiralty store carrier - see BISON (Y2.1), UPNOR (Y2.3)

Fleet Messenger (Y4) - see RACE FISHER (Y2.36),

Mine carriers (Y6) - see ARNO (Y2.42),

Store Carriers (Y8) - see ARRIVAL (Y2.14), BEN NEVIS (Y2.228), BUCCANEER (Y2.152), CLANDEBOYE (Y2.41), EMERALD (Y2.9), HEBBLE ((Y2.27), HELMSMAN (Y2.4), KASSALA (Y2.125), LIBERTY (Y2.44), OCEAN TRANSPORT (Y2.73), RIEVAULX ABBEY (Y2.56), SKIPPER (Y2.7), STEERSMAN (Y2.2), SUSQUEHANNA (Y2.220), TROSTAN (Y2.31), WENNING (Y2.39)

Squadron Supply Ships (Y9) - see UMGENI (Y2.107), UMTALI (Y2.106)
 
 





43. COLLIERS


Royal Fleet Auxiliary

(There was only one Admiralty-owned collier. All other naval colliers were chartered red ensign ships)


MERCEDES, RFA collier, P.92 (1914), X.28 (1916), Y3.1928 (1.18). Launched 27.11.01 Northumberland SS. 9930 tons, 351(pp)x50x27ft. TE 2350ihp, 9kts. Purchased 1908. Sold 7.20, renamed JUAN OLAV-ARRIAGA (rfa)


Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

(Over 2500 chartered red-ensign colliers were assigned pendants Y3.1 to Y3.2524. The only ones identified are those within Dittmar and Colledge that served in other roles, as well as war losses and damaged which were compiled as part of another project)

 
Pendant Nos Y3.1-2524
(includes RFA collier Mercedes)

includes Y3.60 - Bangarth, Y3.68 - Clermiston, Y3.94 - Brook, Y3.105 - Baron Herries, Y3.106 - Carlston, Y3.139 - Zylpha, Y3.151 - Fulgent, Y3.168 - Gosforth, Y3.195 - Westborough, Y3.222 - Eskwood, Y3.231 - Djerissa, Y3.235 - Hartside, Y3.240 - Harmonic, Y3.252 - Remembrance, Y3.253 - Penshurst, Y3.257 - Spinel, Y3.258 - Gransha, Y3.260 - Thornhill, Y3.278 - Trelawney, Y3.283 - Dunraven, Y3.297 - Grantley, Y3.301 - Penhallow, Y3.313 - Huntball, Y3.319 - Broomhill, Y3.340 - Glenturret, Y3.402 - Prince Charles, Y3.421 - White Swan, Y3.440 - Ravenstone, Y3.443 - Volhynia, Y3.446 - Vala, Y3.471 - Hermiston, Y3.490 - Ariadne Christine, Y3.494 - Gertie, Y3.500 - Bradford City, Y3.511 - Starmount, Y3.513 - Stamfordham, Y3.538 - Arvonian, Y3.540 - Pargust, Y3.542 - Kassala, Y3.556 - Cragside, Y3.561 - Don, Y3.563 - Samara, Y3.584 - Aire, Y3.585 - Derwent, Y3.586 - Race Fisher, Y3.597 - Waterland, Y3.598 - Nidd, Y3.603 - Ardgarth, Y3. 604 - Pelham, Y3.640 - Victor, Y3.641 - Clandeboye, Y3.642 - Rayford, Y3.643 - Endcliffe, Y3.644 - Carnalea, Y3.646 - Calder, Y3.653 - Emerald, Y3.668 - Moorgate, Y3.675 - Burriana, Y3.712 - Abercraig, Y3.748 - Lord Antrim, Y3.759 - Ocean Transport, Y3.777 - Maresfield, Y3.859 - Farnborough, Y3.768 - Fernley, Y3.819 - Ferryhill, Y3.863 - Braeside, Y3.876 - Glenisla, Y3.933 - Curran, Y3.1042 - Willow Branch, Y3.1049 - Perugia, Y3.1063 - Yarborough, Y3.1103 - Lucent, Y3.1235 - Glenfoyle, Y3.1313 - Junin, Y3.1321 - Hova, Y3.1335 - Dunclutha, Y3.1349 - Hyanthes, Y3.1456 - Bracondale, Y3.1475 - Palm Branch, Y3.1499 - Polgowan, Y3.1512 - Lowtyne, Y3.1564 - Susquehanna, Y3.1588 - Perim, Y3.1594 - Hebble, Y3.1644 - Huntsclyde, Y3.1649 - Ben Nevis, Y3.1655 - Baron Ardrossan, Y3.1660 - John Sanderson, Y3.1671 - Jabiru, Y3.1683 - Buccaneer, Y3.1687 - Hungerford, Y3.1696 - Albatross, Y3.1709 - Echo, Y3.1746 - Theseus, Y3.1748 - Huntsgulf, Y3.1765 - Suffolk Coast, Y3.1788 - Egret, Y3.1812 - Capelhall, Y3.1842 - Glendevon, Y3.1883 - War Cypress, Y3.1898 - War Grange, Y3.1928 - Mercedes, Y3.1968 - Sibir, Y3.1991 - Fairy, Y3.2001 - War Wolf, Y3.2008 - Brixham, Y3.2045 - Chevington, Y3.2162 - Arleia, Y3.2254 - War Lemur, Y3.2260 - Clifton Grove, Y3.2335 - War Magpie, Y3.2351 - Hampshire, Y3.2359 - War Mango, Y3.2377 - War Castle, Y3.2419 - Wharfe, Y3.2441 - War Music, Y3.2455 - War Down

Only 117 out of possible 2524 Y3 numbers listed.


BILOELA (RAN), fleet collier (rfa - not listed as RFA). Launched 10.4.19 Cockatoo DY. 9200 tons, 382(oa), 370(pp)x54x22ft. TE 2300ihp, 11kts. Armament: 2-4in (not mounted). Sold 3.31, renamed WOLLERT (rfa)


Identified Red-Ensign Colliers Lost, Damaged or Attacked in Admiralty Service - excludes those lost serving in other MFA roles
(only three have known Y3 pendant numbers)

ADAMTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 2,304grt - lost 8.4.16, Atlantic off W Scotland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
ADRIATIC, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 3,028grt - lost 31.10.16, possibly North Atlantic (H/L/Lr/dk)
   
AFRICAN MONARCH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 4,003grt - lost 6.7.15, Barents Sea (H/L/Lr/Rn/Mn)
   
ALFALFA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 2,993grt - lost 27.4.17, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/dk/ge/te/un)
    
ALLANTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 4,253grt - lost 3.1.18, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
AMBIENT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 1,517grt - lost 12.3.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
AMPLEFORTH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 3,873grt - lost 21.5.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
ARDANDEARG, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1895, 3,237grt - lost 14.3.18, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
ARGO, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1895, 3,071grt - lost 24.12.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
ARNEWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1916, 2,259grt - lost 13.12.17, off W Scotland (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
ARTIST, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 3,570grt - lost 27.1.17, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/Mn/ge/os/te/un/wi)
    
ASHBY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1896, 1,947grt - lost 15.2.16, Atlantic off NW France (H/Lr)
    
AXMINSTER, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1881, 1,905grt - lost 13.11.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
BANFFSHIRE, collier (assumed Admiralty chartered) - rescued survivors from cruiser Pegasus at Zanzibar, 20.9.14, German East Africa
   
BARON AILSA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 1,836grt - lost 9.5.18, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
BARON ERSKINE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 5,585grt - lost 19.8.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/te/un/wi)
    
BECHUANA, Admiralty chartered collier, 4,148grt - attacked 4.9.18, Atlantic (H/tl)
   
BEDALE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 2,116grt - lost 6.10.17, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
BEEMAH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 4,750grt - lost 27.4.17, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
BEGONIA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1918, 3,070grt - lost 21.3.18, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
BELLVIEW, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1894, 3,567grt - lost 21 April 1918, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
BEN CRUACHAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1902, 3,092grt - lost 30.1.15, Irish Sea (H/L/Lr/Mn/ap/ge/te/un/wi)
    
BEN VRACKIE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 3,908grt - lost 19.8.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
BENGROVE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 3,840grt - lost 7.3.15, Bristol Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
BESTWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1913, 2,248grt - lost 29.7.17, St George's Channel (H/Lr/dk/wi)
    
BILBSTER, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1908, 4,478grt - lost 21.11.17, Atlantic W of NW Spain (H/Lr)
    
BILSWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 3,097grt - lost 12.3.17, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/te/un)
    
BIRCHWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 2,756grt - lost 3.1.18, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
BIRTLEY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 1,438grt - lost 4.1.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)
    
BLEAMOOR, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1902, 3755grt - lost 27.11.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
BOLDWELL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 3,118grt - lost 27.5.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
BOSCASTLE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 2,346grt - lost 7.4.18, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
BOSCAWEN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 1,936grt - lost 21.8.18, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
BRANKSOME CHINE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1899, 2,026grt - lost 23.2.15, English Channel (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un/wi)
    
BURESK, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 4,337grt - lost 27.9.14, Indian Ocean (H/L/Lr/Rn/Mn/D/kp)
   
BURNBY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 3,665grt - lost 26.2.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
BURNSTONE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 2,340grt - lost 19.3.18, North Sea (H/L/te/un/wi)
   
BURRSFIELD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1902, 4,037grt - lost 5.10.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)
   
BUTETOWN (1), Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 3,789grt - lost 8.9.16, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
BUTETOWN (2), Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 1,929grt - lost 29.1.18, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
CALLIOPE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 2,883grt - lost 12.7.17, Atlantic off Gibraltar (H/L/Lr/ge/te/un)
    
CANGANIAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 1,142grt - lost 17.11.16, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
CAPE ANTIBES, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 2,549grt - lost 21.10.15, Barents Sea (H/L/Lr)
   
CASTLE EDEN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 1,949grt - lost 4.3.18, Atlantic off N Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
CHARLESTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1908, 1,866grt - lost 12.12.17, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
CHERBURY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 3,220grt - lost 29.4.15, Atlantic off W Ireland (H/L/Lr/Mn/Rn/te/un/wi)
   
CHERTSEY (1), Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 3,264grt - lost 26.4.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
CHERTSEY, possibly Admiralty chartered collier, 3,264grt - attacked 1.2.18, English Channel
   
CHURSTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 2,470grt - lost 3.9.15, North Sea (H/L/Lr/sc/te/un/wi)
   
CILICIA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 3,750grt - lost 12.2.17, South Atlantic (H/L/Lr/Mn/Cn/kp)    

CLAN FERGUSON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 4,808grt - lost 7.9.17, Atlantic off NW Morocco (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
CLAN FORBES, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 3,946grt - lost 9.6.18, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
CLAN McLACHLAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 4,729grt - lost 19.7.17, near Gibraltar (H/Lr)
   
CLARA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 2,425grt - lost 28.12.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
CLIFTONDALE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 3,811grt - lost 24.12.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un)
    
CLIFTONIAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 4303grt - lost 6.2.17, Atlantic off S Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
COLLEGIAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1899, 7,520grt - lost 20.10.17, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)
   
CORINTH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 3,669grt - lost 13.11.16, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
CRAIGENDORAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1899, 2,789grt - lost 3.3.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
CRAIGSTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 2,617grt - lost 4.10.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
       
CYDONIA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 3,085grt - lost 27.9.17, North Sea (H/Lr/wi)
   
DALEWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 2,420grt - lost 26.2.18, Irish Sea (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)
    
DON BENITO, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,749grt - lost 27.3.17, off SW England (H/Lr/wi)
   
DORISBROOK, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 3,431grt - lost 9.2.18, South Pacific (H/Lr/ms)
   
DROMONBY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 3,627grt - lost 13.1.16, Atlantic off Portugal (H/L/Lr/Mn/kp)
   
DRONNING MAUD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1917, 2,663grt - lost 22.4.18, Western Mediterranean (H/L/te/un)
   
DUCKBRIDGE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 1,491grt - lost 22.2.16, Atlantic off N Scotland (H/L/Lr/te)
   
EASTFIELD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 2,145grt - lost 27.11.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
EAVESTONE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 1,858grt - lost 3.2.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)
    
ELLA SAYER, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 2,549grt - lost 29.4.18, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
ELLASTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1890, 3,192grt - lost 6.3.18, Atlantic off Canaries (H/L/ge/os/te/un)
    
ELLERSLIE, Admiralty chartered collier, 299grt - lost 3.10.17, location not known (H)
   
ELSISTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 2,908grt - lost 19.10.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
ENGLAND, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,798grt - lost 23.5.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
ENOSIS, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,409grt - lost 18.11.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)
   
ERIC CALVERT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1889, 1,962grt - lost 22.4.18, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
ESKMERE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1916, 2,293grt - lost 13.10.17, Irish Sea (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un/wi)
   
ETAL MANOR, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1916, 1,875grt - lost 19.9.17, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)
    
ETHEL DUNCAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 2,510grt - lost 18.10.16, Atlantic off N Scotland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
ETTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 2,831grt - lost 20.9.16, Barents Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
EUSTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 2,841grt - lost 25.10.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
EXCELLENT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 1,944grt - lost 9.1.17, Atlantic off N Scotland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
EXFORD, collier (kp - Admiralty chartered). Built 1911, 4,542grt - lost 19.10.14, Indian Ocean (H/L/Mn/kp)
   
F. MATARAZZO, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 2,823grt - lost 15.11.16, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
FORELAND, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 1,960grt - lost 12.2.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
FULGENT, Admiralty collier, built 1910, 2,008grt, collier No.151, presumably Pendant No.Y3.151 - lost 30.4.15, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/Mn/ge/te/un/wi)
   
GARFIELD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 3,838grt - lost 15.1.17, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
GARTLAND, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1892, 2,613grt - lost 3.1.18, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
GASCONIA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 3,801grt - lost 16.11.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
GENA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1893, 2,784grt - lost 1.5.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/wi)
   
GISELLA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 2,502grt - lost 18.11.17, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
GLENBY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 2,196grt - lost 17.8.15, St George's Channel/Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
GLOCLIFFE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 2,211grt - lost 19.8.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
GORSEMORE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1899, 3,079grt - lost 22.9.18, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
GREAVESASH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1917, 1,263grt - lost 26.2.18, English Channel (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un)
   
GREENHILL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 1,900grt - lost 16.12.17, North Sea (H/Lr/dk/wi)
    
GREGYNOG, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1899, 1,701grt - lost 18.4.18, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
GROESWEN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 3,570grt - lost 27.11.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
HALLAMSHIRE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 4,420grt - lost 19.11.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)
    
HARTLEY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 1,150grt - lost 26.1.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
HEATHERSIDE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 2,767grt - lost 25.8.17, off Bay of Biscay (H/L/Lr/dk/ge/te/un)
    
HEBBURN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1908, 1,938grt - lost 25.9.18, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
HERCULES, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 1,295grt - lost 30.12.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)
   
HERON BRIDGE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1918, 2,420grt lost 16.5.18, Atlantic off Azores (H/L/te/un)
   
HERRINGTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 1,258grt - lost 4.5.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
HOCKWOLD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 1,472grt - lost 9.9.17, English Channel (H/Lr/dk/wi)
   
HOLMESBANK, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,051grt - lost 26.5.17, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
HUELVA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 4,867grt - lost 23.7.17, Atlantic SW of Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
HUNSBRIDGE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, ex-German, 3,424grt - lost 7.9.17, Atlantic off NW Morocco (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un)
   
HURLFORD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 444grt - lost 29.4.17, Atlantic off W Scotland (H/Lr/wi)
   
ILVINGTON COURT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 4,217grt - lost 6.12.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
INGLEMOOR, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 4,331grt - lost 1.7.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)
   
INTENT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 1,564grt - lost 8.3.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
INVERBERVIE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1913, 4,309grt - lost 14.9.16, Central Mediterranean (H/Cn/D/ap/un)
   
INVERGYLE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 1,794grt - lost 12.3.15, North Sea (H/L/Mn/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
IOLO (1), Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 3,908grt - lost 11.10.16, Barents Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
ISER, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1888 2,160grt - lost Friday 23.2.17, Bay of Biscay (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
ISLANDMORE, Admiralty- chartered collier. Built 1909, 3.6.17, Western Mediterranean - 3,046grt - lost (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)
   
J. Y. SHORT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1887, 2,193grt - lost 4.10.16, Barents Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
JANE RADCLIFFE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1897, 4,074grt - lost 28.11.17, Aegean Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
JOHN O SCOTT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 1,235grt - lost 18.9.18, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
KILBRIDE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 3,712grt - lost 1.3.16, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/ms/te/un)
   
KILWINNING, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 3,071grt - lost 24.8.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
KINCARDINE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 4,108grt - lost 3.3.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
KIRKBY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1891, 3,034grt - lost 17.8.15, St George's Channel/Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
KNARSDALE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1896, 1,641grt - lost 21.12.15, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
KNIGHTSGARTH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 2,889grt - lost 5.1.18, North Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
KURDISTAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 3,720grt - lost 20.9.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
LADY CARRINGTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 3,269grt - lost 12.11.16, Atlantic off NW Spain (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
LADY CHARLOTTE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 3,593grt - lost 11.5.17, Atlantic off SW England (H/Lr/wi)
   
LADY IVEAGH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1892, 2,286grt - lost 24.12.15, English Channel (H/Lr)
   
LARCHWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 689grt - lost 14.1.16, Bristol Channel (H/Lr/wi)
   
LARGO, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 1,764grt - lost 27.2.18, Irish Sea (H/L/Lr/ms/te/un/wi)
   
LEMNOS, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1880, 1,530grt - lost 16.12.15, North Sea (H/Lr/wi)
   
LINCAIRN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 3,638grt - lost 27.5.16, North Sea (H/L/Lr/ms/te/un/wi)
   
LINKMOOR, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 4,306grt - lost 20.9.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
LLWYNGWAIR, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1913, 1,304grt - lost 26.4.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
LOCHWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 2,042grt - lost 2.4.15, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
LONGBENTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 924grt - lost 27.6.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
LORD DERBY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 3,757grt - lost 28.12.17, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
LORD ORMONDE, believed Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1899, 3,914grt - damaged 20.3.18, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/un)
   
LORD STEWART, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 1,445grt - lost 16.9.18, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
LOTUSMERE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1908, 3,911grt - lost 2.10.16, Barents Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
LOWDALE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1893, 2660grt - lost 20.4.17, Atlantic W of Gibraltar (H/L/Lr/ge/te/un)
   
LUCISTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 2,948grt - lost 29.11.16, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
LULLINGTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 2816grt - lost 8.2.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
LYDIE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1899, 2,599grt - lost 9.2.18, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
LYNFIELD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 3,023grt - lost 8.1.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/Mn/hb/te/un)
    
MADRYN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1916, 2,244grt - lost 16.9.18, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
MALTBY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,977grt - lost 26.2.18, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
MANSURI, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1894, 3,227grt - lost 17.11.16, North Sea (H/L/Lr/dk)
   
MARGAM ABBEY (1), Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 4,471grt - lost 10.4.16, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
MARGIT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 2,490grt - lost 4.4.17, Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
MARIE SUZANNE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 3,106grt - lost 19.8.18, Aegean Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
MARSTONMOOR, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 2,744grt - lost 14.4.18, Atlantic off N Scotland (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
MASTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 3,881grt - lost 13.8.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
MAVISBROOK, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 3,152grt - lost 17.5.18, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
MELDON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1902, 2,514grt - lost 3.3.17, off W Scotland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
MILLICENT KNIGHT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 3,563grt - lost 18.5.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
MILLY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 2,964grt - lost 6.9.18, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
MILO, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 1,475grt - lost 22.5.17, English Channel (H/Lr/wi)
   
MINIEH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1876, c3,806grt - lost 9.1.17, Central Atlantic (H/L/Lr/Mn/kp)
   
MOBILE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 1,950grt - lost 28.4.15, Atlantic off NW Scotland (H/L/Mn/Rn/te/un/wi)
    
MONITORIA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 1,904grt - lost 21.10.15, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
MONKSTONE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 3,097grt - lost 25.7.17, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
MOUNTPARK, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 1,376grt - lost 21.8.17, Bristol Channel (H/Lr/wi)
   
MUNIFICENT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1892, 3,270grt - lost 1.3.17, Dover Straits (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
MURIEL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 1,831grt - lost 17.9.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
NAIRN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 3,627grt - lost 27.8.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
NEW ZEALAND TRANSPORT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1913, 4,481grt - lost 14.6.17, Aegean Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
NORHILDA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 1,175grt - lost 21.8.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
NORTH WALES, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 3,691grt - lost 16.11.14, South East Pacific, (H/L/Lr/Mn/kp)   

NORTHFIELD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 2,099grt - lost 3.3.18, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)
   
NORTHVILLE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1897, 2,472grt - lost 17.2.18, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
NUCERIA Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 4,702grt - lost 2.10.17, Atlantic off NW Morocco (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
OAKBY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1897, 1,976grt - lost 23.2.15, English Channel (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un/wi)
   
OKEMENT, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 4,349grt - lost 17.2.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
OOLA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1891, 2,494grt - lost 26.10.16, Barents Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
PELHAM, collier, built 1906, 3,534grt (wi - Admiralty collier transport No.604, presumably Y3.604) - lost 13.6.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/te/un/wi)
   
PENYLAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,875grt - lost 19.10.16, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
PERA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 7635grt - lost 19.10.17, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)
   
PERSIER, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 3874grt - lost 11.12.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
PINEWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1914, 2,219grt - lost 17.2.18, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
PLUTUS, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 1,189grt - lost 24.4.17, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
POLA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 3,061grt - lost 18.3.17, Atlantic W of NW France (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
POLAR PRINCE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1895, 3,611grt - lost 18.9.17, Atlantic off NW Morocco (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
POLDOWN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 1,370grt - lost 9.10.17, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)
    
POLRUAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 3,692grt - lost 25.10.16, North Sea (H/Lr/wi)
   
PORTHKERRY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 1,920grt - lost 20.5.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un/wi)
    
PROPHET, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 3,230grt - lost 14.11.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
PURLEY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1913, 4,500grt - lost 25.7.17, Atlantic SW of Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
REAPWELL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 3,417grt - lost 27.11.16, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)
    
REDESMERE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 2123grt - lost 28.10.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
REMUS, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1908, 1,079grt - lost 23.2.18, Orkneys (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
REPTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1894, 2,881grt - lost 7.5.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
RESTORMEL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 2,118grt - lost 19.8.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/te/un/wi)
   
RIBSTON (1), Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1906, 3,048grt - lost 23.4.16, Atlantic off NW France (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
RIO TIETE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 7,464grt - lost 28.3.16, Atlantic off NW France (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
RIVER FORTH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 4,421grt - lost 3.3.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
ROMSDALEN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1895, 2,548grt - lost 17.2.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
       
ROSE LEA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1902, 2,830grt - lost 14.3.17, Atlantic W of SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
ROSE MARIE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1916, 2,220grt - lost 5.1.18, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)
    
ROSEHILL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 2,788grt - lost 23.9.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/sc/un/wi)
    
RUBIO, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 2,395grt - lost 25.2.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
ST GOTHARD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1903, 2,788grt - lost 26.9.16, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

SAMARA, Admiralty collier, built 1906, 3,172grt (wi - Admiralty requisitioned collier No.563, presumably Y3.563) - lost 9.8.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/te/un/wi)
   
SANDSEND, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1899, 3,814grt - lost 16.9.17, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
SARAH RADCLIFFE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1896, 3,333grt - lost 11.11.16, Atlantic off NW France (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
SATRAP, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1913, 2,234grt - lost 31.12.15, N or W British Waters (H/L/Lr/wi)
   
SEISTAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 4,238grt - lost 23.10.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
SILVERTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1891, 2,682grt - lost 13.7.16, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
SNEATON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 3,470grt - lost 3.4.16, Central Mediterranean (H/L/te/un)
   
SNOWDON (1), Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1896, 3,189grt - lost 19.5.18, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
SNOWDONIAN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 3,870grt - lost 31.7.17, Atlantic off Azores (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
SOUTHINA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1899, 3,506grt - lost 7.7.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
SPENNYMOOR, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 2,733grt - lost 28.5.15, English Channel (H/L/te/un)
   
STANDISH HALL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 3,996grt - lost 4.2.18, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
STEELVILLE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1915, 3,649grt - lost 3.1.18, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
STRATHCARRON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 4,347grt - lost 8.6.15, St George's Channel area (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
SWIFT WINGS, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1911, 4,465grt - lost 1.9.16, Western Mediterranean (H/L/te/un)
   
TAIYABI, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1889, 3,157grt - lost 9.1.18, possibly North Atlantic (H/Lr)
   
TANDIL, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 2,897grt - lost 12.3.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
THE QUEEN, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1897, 557grt - lost 17.8.15, St George's Channel/Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
THORPWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 3,184grt - lost 8.10.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Mn/Lr/te/un)
    
TOWNELEY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1910, 2,476grt - lost 31.1.18, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
TRAFALGAR, possibly Admiralty chartered collier, (wi - on Admiralty charter). Built 1911, 4,572grt - lost 23.8.15, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/te/un/)   

TREFUSIS, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1893, 2,642grt - lost 7.4.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
TREVOSE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1896, 3,112grt - lost 18.3.17, Atlantic W of NW France (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)
    
TROWBRIDGE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 3,712grt - lost 14.11.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
TRUNKBY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1896, 2,635grt - lost 27.5.16, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
TURNBRIDGE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1894, 2,874grt - lost 24.12.17, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
TWEED, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1892, 1,025grt - lost 13.3.18, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
TYNEMOUTH, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 2,222grt - lost 31.12.15, N or W British Waters (H/L/Lr)
   
VALENTIA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 3,242grt - lost 16.7.17, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
VELLORE, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 4,926grt - lost 25.3.17, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
VENETIA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1898, 3.596grt - lost 9.12.17, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
WAITEMATA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1908, 5,432grt - lost 14.7.18, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
WAR COUNCIL, Admiralty chartered collier, completed 7.17, 5,875grt - lost 16.10.18, Central Mediterranean (H/L/br/te/un)
   
WEST WALES, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 4,831grt - lost 21.1.18, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
    
WESTBURY, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1904, 3,097grt - lost 31.8.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
WESTERN COAST, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1916, 1,394grt - lost 17.11.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)
    
WESTWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 1,968grt - lost 3.10.18, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
WILSTON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1909, 2,611grt - lost 15.2.16, North Sea (H/L/Lr/wi)
   
WINLATON, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1912, 3,270grt - lost 23.8.17, Atlantic off NW Morocco (H/L/Lr/te/un)
   
WYCHWOOD, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1907, 1,985grt - lost 28.3.17, St George's Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
   
ZAFRA, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1905, 3,578grt - lost 8.4.16, Western Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te)   

ZAMBESI, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1901, 3,799grt - lost 1.4.17, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/ms/te/un)
   
ZOROASTER, Admiralty chartered collier. Built 1900, 3,803grt - lost 29.12.16, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
    
Other Vessels Listed as Colliers

Kite Balloon Ship - see MANICA (renamed HUNTBALL, Y3.313)
 
Q-ships - see ARVONIAN (Y3.538), BRACONDALE (Y3.1456), BRADFORD CITY (Y3.500), CHEVINGTON (Y3.2045), DJERISSA (Y3.231), DUNCLUTHA (Y3.1335), DUNRAVEN (Y3.283), FARNBOROUGH (Y3.859), GLENDEVON (Y3.1842), GLENFOYLE (Y3.1235), GLENISLA (Y3.876), GRANTLEY (Y3.297), HARMONIC (Y3.240), HARTSIDE (Y3.235), HYANTHES (Y3.1349), LOWTYNE (Y3.1512), MARESFIELD (Y3.777), PARGUST (Y3.540), PENHALLOW (Y3.301), PENSHURST (Y3.253), PERIM (Y3.1588), PERUGIA (Y3.1049), PRINCE CHARLES (Y3.402), RAVENSTONE (Y3.440), REMEMBRANCE (Y3.252), STARMOUNT (Y3.511), SUFFOLK COAST (Y3.1765), THORNHILL (Y3.260), VALA (Y3.446), WILLOW BRANCH (Y3.1042), ZYLPHA (Y3.139)
 
Boom Defence Vessel Collier - see hired trawler DIANA
 
Flotilla Supply Ships (numerical 1-9) - see ALBATROSS (Y3.1696), BARON HERRIES (Y3.105)

Fleet Messengers (Y4) - see CURRAN (Y3.933), GRANSHA (Y3.258), HUNGERFORD (Y3.1687), POLGOWAN (Y3.1499), RACE FISHER (Y3.586), STAMFORDHAM (Y3.513)
 
Mine carriers (Y6) - see JOHN SANDERSON (Y3.1660), WHITE SWAN (Y3.421)
 
Water carrier (Y7) - see POLISH MONARCH (Y3.1102)
 
Store Carriers (Y8) - see ABERCRAIG (Y3.712), AIRE (Y3.584), ARDGARTH (Y3.603), ARIADNE CHRISTINE (Y3.490), ARLEIA (Y3.2162), BANGARTH (Y3.60), BEN NEVIS (Y3.1649), BRAESIDE (Y3.863), BRIXHAM (Y3.2008), BROOK (Y3.94), BROOMHILL (Y3.319), BUCCANEER (Y3.1683), BURRIANA (Y3.675), CALDER (Y3.646), CARLSTON (Y3.106), CARNALEA (Y3.644), CLANDEBOYE (Y3.641), CLERMISTON (Y3.68), CLIFTON GROVE (Y3.2260), CRAGSIDE (Y3.556), DERWENT (Y3.585), DON (Y3.561), ECHO (Y3.1709), EMERALD (Y3.653), ENDCLIFFE (Y3.643), ESKWOOD (Y3.222), FAIRY (Y3.1991), FERNLEY (Y3.768), FERRYHILL (Y3.819), GERTIE (Y3.494), GOSFORTH (Y3.168), HAMPSHIRE (Y3.2351), HEBBLE (Y3.1594), HERMISTON (Y3.471), HOVA (Y3.1321), HUNTSCLYDE (Y3.1644), HUNTSGULF (Y3.1748), JUNIN (Y3.1313), KASSALA (Y3.542), LORD ANTRIM (Y3.748), LUCENT (Y3.1103), MOORGATE (Y3.668), NIDD (Y3.598), OCEAN TRANSPORT (Y3.759), PALM BRANCH (Y3.1475), RAYFORD (Y3.642), SIBIR (Y3.1968), SPINEL (Y3.257), SUSQUEHANNA (Y3.1564), THESEUS (Y3.1746), TRELAWNEY (Y3.278), VICTOR (Y3.640), VOLHYNIA (Y3.443), WAR CASTLE (Y3.2377), WAR CYPRESS (Y3.1883), WAR DOWN (Y3.2455), WAR GRANGE (Y3.1898), WAR LEMUR (Y3.2254), WAR MAGPIE (Y3.2335), WAR MANGO (Y3.2359), WAR MUSIC (Y3.2441), WAR WOLF (Y3.2001), WATERLAND (Y3.597), WESTBOROUGH (Y3.195), WHARFE (Y3.2419), YARBOROUGH (Y3.1063)

Squadron Supply Ships (Y9) - see BARON ARDROSSAN (Y3.1655), CAPELHALL (Y3.1812, ex-BATTENHALL), EGRET (Y3.1788), GLENTURRET (Y3.340), JABIRU (Y3.1671)

 


 



44. FLEET MESSENGERS


Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

 Pendant Nos Y4.1-81

includes Y4.1 - Venetia, Y4.2 - Zinaida, Y4.3 - Don Roderic, Y4.4 - Stamfordham, Y4.5 - Alouette, Y4.6 - Borodino, Y4.6 - Groningen, Y4.7 - Petrolea, Y4.8 - Alert, Y4.9 - Princess Victoria, Y4.10 - Invicta, Y4.11 - Scandinavia, Y4.12 - F. A. Tamplin, Y4.13 - City of Rochester, Y4.14 - Trent, Y4.15 - Vitruvia, Y4.16 - Sunik, Y4.17 - Manica, Y4.18 - Reclaimer, Y4.19 - San Patricio, Y4.20 - Hector, Y4.21 - Menelaus, Y4.22 - Polgowan, Y4.23 - Isis,     Y4.2C.64, Y4.49 - C.65, Y4.50 - City of Oxford, Y4.51 - Wahine, Y4.52 - Arethusa II, Y4.53 - Wexford Coast, Y4.54 - Overton, Y4.55 - Spinel, Y4.564 - Hungerford, Y4.25 - Ermine, Y4.26 - Redbreast, Y4.27 - Brighton, Y4.28 - Barry, Y4.29 - Asteria, Y4.30 - Princess of Wales, Y4.30 - Turquoise, Y4.31 - Pebble, Y4.32 - The Viceroy, Y4.33 - Race Fisher, Y4.34 - River Fisher, Y4.35 - Celtic Pride, Y4.36 - Portia, Y4.37 - Susetta, Y4.38 - Nugget, Y4.39 - Rosaleen, Y4.40 - Clifford, Y4.41 - Gransha, Y4.42 - Curran, Y4.43 - Silverfield, Y4.44 - Perdita, Y4.45 - Wheatberry, Y4.46 - Canning, Y4.47 - Ortolan, Y4.48 -  - Skelwith Force, Y4.57 - Princess Ena, Y4.58 - Princess Alberta, Y4.59 - Killingholme, Y4.60 - Brocklesby, Y4.61 - Osmanieh, Y4.62 - Alexandra, Y4.63 - Princess Maud, Y4.64 - Chesterfield, Y4.65 - Elpiniki, Y4.66 - Gosforth, Y4.67 - Mavis, Y4.68 - Eblana, Y4.73 - Saxon, Y4.74 - Devaney, Y4.75 - Opulent, Y4.76 - Aquilla, Y4.77 - Polly Bridge, Y4.79 - Floris, Y4.80 - Hodder, Y4.81 - Aviator.  Q

Not identified - Y4.69-72, 78


ALERT, fleet messenger, Y4.8. Built 1910, 195grt. In service 16.10.14-14.10.19, flew red ensign, tug from 5.5.15, renamed ANCHOR 1917.

ALEXANDRA, fleet messenger, Y4.62. Built 1904, 618grt.

ALOUETTE (ex-CALVADOS), fleet messenger, later armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, Y4.5 (1914), N.54 (on coming into service as ABS), N.02 (1.18). Built 1894, 570grt. Fleet messenger (Y4.5), in service 23.9.14-6.7.15; converted to armed boarding steamer, armed with 1-12pdr, in service 7.7.15-21.11.19.

AQUILLA, fleet messenger, Y4.76. Built 1907, 450grt. Also listed as store carrier. In commissioned service 27.4.18-5.1.20, flew white ensign.

ARETHUSA II, fleet messenger, Y4.52. Built 1906, 477grt. In commissioned service 25.9.15-26.4.20, flew white ensign.

ASTERIA, fleet messenger, Y4.29. Built 1891, 493grt. In commissioned service 20.7.15-22.1.21, flew white ensign.

BARRY, fleet messenger, Y4.28. Built 1907, 398grt, paddle steamer. In commissioned service 29.6.15-20.11.19, flew white ensign, renamed BARRYFIELD 9.17, later WAVERLEY. Served in WW2 as SNAEFELL.

BORODINO, fleet messenger, Y4.6 (same as GRONINGEN). Built 1911, 1970grt. Also listed as mess stores carrier. In service 1.12.14-28.4.19, flew red ensign.

BRIGHTON, fleet messenger, Y4.27. Built 1878, 566grt, paddle steamer. In commissioned service from 29.6.15, flew white ensign, purchased 22.5.17. Sold 26.4.19.

BROCKLESBY, fleet messenger,, Y4.60. Built 1912, 508grt, paddle steamer. Also listed as paddle air service scout. In commissioned service 21.2.16-9.6.17, flew white ensign.

C.64, fleet messenger, Y4.48. Built 1915, 615grt. Renamed ROSA c1929. Lost 28.4.30.

C.65, fleet messenger, Y4.49. Built 1915, 615grt. Renamed NORA c1930. Listed to 1939.

CELTIC PRIDE, fleet messenger, Y4.35. Built 1910, 456grt. In commissioned service 23.7.15-1.7.20, flew white ensign.

CLIFFORD, fleet messenger, Y4.40. Built 1904, 487grt. In commissioned service from 1.8.15, flew white ensign. Sunk 16.5.16 by submarine near Crete.

CURRAN, fleet messenger, Y4.42. Built 1900, 1106grt. In commissioned service 17.7.15-3.11.15, flew white ensign. Battle Honours - Belgian Coast 1915. Collier (Y3.933) from 4.11.15.

DEVANEY (ex-DEVONIA), fleet messenger, Y4.74. Built 1906, 314grt. In commissioned service 7.11.17-3.10.19, flew white ensign, purchased. Sold 1919, renamed LOCHIEL.

EBLANA, fleet messenger, Y4.68. Built 1892, 808grt. In service 1.7.17-12.6.18, flew red ensign.

ELPINIKI (ex-ARGO), fleet messenger, Y4.65. Built 1880, 546grt. In commissioned service from 11.16, flew white ensign. Purchased. Sold 13.2.20 J. Bowen Rees & Co.

ERMINE, fleet messenger, Y4.25. Built 1912, 1777grt. In commissioned service 15.7.15, flew white ensign. Mined 2.8.17 in the Aegean Sea.

F. A. TAMPLIN, fleet messenger, Y4.12. Built 1912, 4004grt. In service as oiler (Y7.90) from 1.8.15, flew red ensign.

FLORIS (ex-BRAENEIL), fleet messenger, Y4.79. Built 1912, 424grt. In commissioned service 27.2.18-3.4.19, flew white ensign.

GRANSHA, fleet messenger, Y4.41. Built 1901, 1192grt. Ex-collier (Y3.258). In commissioned service 16.7.15-21.3.19, flew white ensign. Battle Honours - Belgian Coast 1915.

GRONINGEN, fleet messenger, Y4.6 (same as BORODINO). Built 1902, 988grt. Listed as mess stores carrier 9.9.14-16.11.14, flew red ensign. Mined 23.9.15 near Sunk Head Buoy.

HUNGERFORD (ex-LAUTERFELS), fleet messenger, Y4.24. Built 1913, 5811grt. Also listed as distilling ship. In commissioned service 28.7.15-27.2.16, flew white ensign; collier (Y3.1687) from 22.6.17. Sunk 16.4.18 by S/M off Owers LV.

ICARUS (1918), fleet messenger - see TRENT.

INVICTA, fleet messenger, Y4.10. Built 1905, 1680grt. In service from12.4.15, flew red ensign, not retained.

ISIS, fleet messenger, Y4.23. Built 1898, 1728grt. In service 18.6.15-28.2.16, renamed ISONZO 1.16, and in commissioned service 29.2.16-10.3.20, flew white ensign. Later renamed GIBEL SARSAR.

KILLINGHOLME, fleet messenger, Y4.59. Built 1912, 508grt, paddle steamer. Also served as paddle air service scout. In commissioned service 21.2.16-21.4.17, flew white ensign. Served in WW2.

NUGGET, fleet messenger, Y4.38. Built 1889, 405grt. In commissioned service 23.7.15, flew white ensign. Sunk 31.7.15 by U.28 SW of the Scillies.

OPULENT (ex-OPHIR), fleet messenger, Y4.75. Built 1907, 469grt. In service 30.12.17-18.6.19, flew red ensign. Served as OPHIR in WW2.

OSMANIEH, fleet messenger, Y4.61. Built 1906, 4041grt. In commissioned service 12.5.16, flew white ensign. Mined 31.12.17 off Alexandria.

OVERTON, fleet messenger, Y4.54. Built 1911, 426grt. In commissioned service 26.9.15-16.11.20, flew white ensign.

PEBBLE, fleet messenger, Y4.31. Built 1890, 477grt. In commissioned service 24.7.15, flew white ensign. Purchased 23.5.19. Sold 8.20.

PETROLEA, fleet messenger, Y4.7. Built 1904, 202grt. In service 6.10.14-6.10.15, flew red ensign; oiler (Y7.105) from 7.10.15.

POLGOWAN (ex-MACEDONIA), fleet messenger, Y4.22. Built 1900, 4347grt. In service 6.15-2.17, flew red ensign; collier (Y3.1499) from 23.2.17.

POLLY BRIDGE, fleet messenger, Y4.77. Built 1916, 403grt. In service 22.3.18-21.12.18, flew red ensign.

PORTIA, fleet messenger, Y4.36. Built 1906, 494grt. In commissioned service from 23.7.15, flew white ensign. Sunk 2.8.15 by U.28 off the Scillies.

PRINCESS ALBERTA, fleet messenger, Y4.58. Built 1905, 1586grt. In commissioned service from 4.10.15, flew white ensign. Mined 21.2.17 en route Stavros to Mudros.

PRINCESS ENA, fleet messenger, Y4.57. Built 1906, 1198grt. Q ship, armed with 3-12pdr. In commissioned service 30.4.15-6.7.20, flew white ensign; fleet messenger from 4.10.15.

PRINCESS MAUD, fleet messenger, Y4.63. Built 1902, 1566grt. In commissioned service 5.5.16-4.2.18, flew white ensign. Sunk 10.6.18 by submarine NE of Blyth.

PRINCESS OF WALES, fleet messenger, Y4.30 (same as TURQUOISE). Built 1896, 183grt, paddle steamer. In service 15.6.17-21.4.20, flew red ensign, renamed PADUA 1917.

PRINCESS VICTORIA, fleet messenger, Y4.9. Built 1912, 1687grt. Listed as seaplane patrol vessel. In service 1914-2.5.15.

RACE FISHER, fleet messenger, Y4.33. Built 1892, 493grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.38), ex-collier (Y3.586). In commissioned service from 29.7.15, flew white ensign. Wrecked 25.3.19 in the Mediterranean

REDBREAST, fleet messenger, Y4.26. Built 1908, 1313grt. In commissioned service 17.7.15, flew white ensign, Q ship 20.3.16-16.9.16. Sunk 15.7.17 by UC.38 in the Mediterranean.

RIVER FISHER, fleet messenger, Y4.34. Built 1899, 457grt. In commissioned service 19.7.15-17.9.19, flew white ensign.

ROSALEEN, fleet messenger, Y4.39. Built 1908, 409grt. In commissioned service 22.7.15-10.11.20, flew white ensign.

SAN PATRICIO, fleet messenger, Y4.19. Built 1895, 9712grt. Also listed as water carrier. In service 14.5.15-12.1.16, flew red ensign; oiler (Y7.115) from 13.1.16.

SAXON (ex-CHARLOTTE), fleet messenger, Y4.73. Built 1895, 139grt. Also listed as pilot vessel and quardship. In service 28.7.17-26.1.19, flew red ensign.

SCANDINAVIA, fleet messenger, Y4.11. Built 1905, 456grt. In service 9.11.14-5.10.19, flew red ensign.

SILVERFIELD, fleet messenger, Y4.43. Built 1915, 426grt. In commissioned service 4.8.15-7.6.20, flew white ensign.

SKELWITH FORCE, fleet messenger, Y4.56. Built 1908, 562grt. In commissioned service 30.9.15-15.7.16, flew white ensign.

SPINEL, fleet messenger, Y4.55. Built 1893, 509grt. Ex-collier Y3.257; in commissioned service 6.10.15-29.6.20, flew white ensign.

STAMFORDHAM, fleet messenger, Y4.4. Built 1898, 921grt. In service 30.9.14-22.3.16, flew red ensign; collier (Y3.513) from 23.3.16. Sunk 4.8.16 by submarine 8 miles S of Longstone.

SUNIK, fleet messenger, Y4.16. Built 1915, 5017grt. Also listed as water carrier. In service 13.1.15-24.8.16; oiler (Y7.57) from 25.8.16.

SUSETTA (ex-WILLIAM ROWLAND), fleet messenger, Y4.37. Built 1904, 339grt. In commissioned service 19.7.15-31.7.19, flew white ensign.

THE VICEROY, fleet messenger, Y4.32. Built 1905, 477grt. In commissioned service 21.7.15-29.6.16, flew white ensign.

TRENT, fleet messenger, Y4.14. Built 1900, 5541grt. Armed with 2-12pdr. In commissioned service 6.3.15-20.9.20, flew white ensign, renamed ICARUS, 1918. Log Book Availability.

TURQUOISE, fleet messenger, Y4.30 (same as PRINCESS OF WALES). Built 1893, 486grt. In commissioned service 22.7.15, flew white ensign, Sunk 31.7.15 by U.28 SW of the Scillies.

VITRUVIA, fleet messenger, Y4.15. Built 1913, 4753grt. In service 10.3.15-9.6.15, flew red ensign; oiler (Y7.79) from 10.6.15.

WAHINE, fleet messenger, later minelayer, mercantile conversion, Y4.51 (pendant. No), N.5A (1.18). Built 1913, 4436grt, 21kts. Fleet messenger 17.7.15-27.5.16. Fitted out as minelayer at Blackwall. Armament: 2-14pdr (Turkish), 2-6pdr AA, 180 mines, commissioned 22.7.16. Listed to 17.2.20.

WEXFORD COAST, fleet messenger, Y4.53. Built 1915, 423grt. In commissioned service 25.9.15-28.7.15, flew white ensign; Q ship, armed with 1-4 in, 1-12pdr. In commissioned service 13.3.18-18.10.19, also STORE CARRIER 80 (Y8.80), renamed BLARNEY 1919.

WHEATBERRY, fleet messenger, Y4.45. Built 1915, 405grt. In commissioned service 6.8.15-14.9.16, flew white ensign.

Other Vessels Listed as Fleet Messengers

Kite balloon ships - see CANNING (Y4.46), HECTOR (Y4.20), MANICA (Y4.17), MENELAUS (Y4.21)

Minelayers (ex-mercantile) - see PERDITA (Y4.44, but not listed as fleet messenger)

Dummy capital ships - see CITY OF OXFORD (Y4.50)

Paddle minesweepers - see CITY OF ROCHESTER (Y4.13)

Hired yachts - see DON RODERIC (Y4.3), MAVIS ((Y4.67, but not listed as fleet messenger), VENETIA (Y4.1, but not listed as fleet messenger), ZINAIDA (Y4.2, but not listed as fleet messenger)

Salvage vessels - see RECLAIMER (Y4.18)

Flotilla supply ships (numerical 1-9) - see ORTOLAN (Y4.47)

Store carriers (Pendant Nos Y8.) - see AVIATOR (Y4.81, ex-VICTOR), CHALKIS (listed as store carrier Y8.59, but described as fleet messenger), CHESTERFIELD (Y4.64), GOSFORTH ((Y4.66), HODDER (Y4.80)

Icebreaker (Special Service Vessels) - see ALEXANDER (Y4.1)






 
45. FROZEN MEAT SHIPS


Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

Pendant Nos Y5.1-8

Y5.1-6 - not identified, Y5.7 - Whinhill, Y5.8 - Loraine

 Other Vessels Listed as Frozen Meat Ships

Hired Drifter - see LORAINE (Y5.8)

Store Carrier - see WHINHILL (Y5.7)







46. MINE CARRIERS


Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

Pendant Nos Y6.1-9

Y6.1 - Eleanor, Y6.2 - White Swan, Y6.3 - Harden, Y6.4 - Cove, Y6.5 - John Sanderson, Y6.6 - Ramillies, Y6.7 - Lady Cory Wright, Y6.8 - Arno, Y6.9 - Albatross

ARNO, mine carrier, Y6.8. Built 1894, 745grt, ex-armament carrier (Y2.42) (ex-JUNO). Mine carrier 1915-1.8.16, store carrier (Y8.67) 2.8.16-28.6.17. Renamed ARBEECO 6.17.

COVE, mine carrier, Y6.4. Built 1912, 2734grt. In commissioned service as mine carrier 4.8.14-27.2.17, also 9.5.18-2.1.20, 1-12pdr added 8.18, store carrier (Y8.117) from 14.2.19.

ELEANOR, mine carrier, Y6.1. Built 1888, 1980grt. In commissioned service as mine carrier 3.8.14. Sunk 12.2.18 by U-boat near St. Catherine's.

HARDEN, mine carrier, Y6.3. Built 1912, 1686grt. In commissioned service as mine carrier 3.8.14-8.3.19; 1-12pdr added 8.18.

JOHN SANDERSON, mine carrier, Y6.5. Built 1889, 3274grt. In commissioned service as mine carrier 3.8.14-26.8.16, collier (Y3.1660) from 3.7.17. Again in commissioned service as mine carrier, with 1-12pdr, 2.8.18-19.9.19.

LADY CORY WRIGHT, mine carrier, Y6.7. Built 1906, 2516grt. In commissioned service as mine carrier 3.8.14. Sunk 26.3.18 by U-boat off the Lizard.

RAMILLIES, mine carrier, Y6.6. Built 1892, 2935grt. In service 3.8.14-30.8.16. Sunk 21.7.17 by U-boat 120 miles WNW of Tory Island.

WHITE SWAN, mine carrier, Y6.2. Built 1903, 2173grt. In service 3.8.14-23.10.14, collier (Y3.4211) from 30.10.14. Constructive loss 12.16.

Other Vessels Listed as Mine Carriers

 Flotilla Supply Ships (numerical 1-9) - see ALBATROSS (Y6.9)







47.1 OILERS


According to Dittmar & Colledge, the Admiralty termed all fuel ships "oilers", and did not distinguish between harbour oilers and transport tankers. Red-ensign oilers, with pendants Y7.1 to Y7.342, other than some Leaf and War-classes, are not included. War losses which were compiled as part of another project have been added.

Historical RFA at www.historicalrfa.org (rfa following) identifies oiler roles as well as those vessels which served with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and this information has been added. HistoroicalRFA also includes comprehensive career summaries of the ships of the RFA.



Royal Fleet Auxiliary

(it is believed most of the oilers in Dittmar & Colledge listed below were RFA, as confirmed by www.historicalrfa.org. Some of these vessels received Y7. pendants)

BURMA, RFA oiler/harbour tanker, N.96 (1914), X.14 (1916). Launched 3.3.11 Greenock & Grangemouth. 3945 tons, 270(pp)x36x18 ft. TE 1200ihp,11kts. Armament: 1-3pdr (from 6.15). Sold 28.6.35 McLellan (rfa)

DELPHINULA (ex-BUYO MARU), RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Y7.188 (1916). Launched 1908 Armstrong. 10500 tons, 385(pp)x50x25ft. TE, 10kts. Purchased 1915. Hulked 1938. BU 9.47 in Spain (rfa)

ERIVAN, oiler (rfa - not listed as RFA), Y7.54 (1916). Launched 1893 Palmer. 2419 tons gross, 285(pp)x38ft. TE. Commissioned 4.16. Sold 2.19 (rfa)

ESTURIA (RAN), oiler (rfa - not listed as RFA). Built 1910, 2143grt. In service 12.16-1917. Hired blue-ensign vessel (rfa)

ISLA (ex-THISTLE), RFA petrol/spirit carrier, P.93 (1914), X.29 (1916), X.33 (1.18). Launched 14.2.03 Garston SB. 980 tons, 176(oa), 170(pp)x26x12 ft. 650hp,10kts. Purchased 6.3.07. Sold 9.9.21, renamed PASS OF BRANDER (rfa)

KURUMBA (RAN), RAFA oiler, X.36 (1.18). Launched 14.9.16 Swan Hunter. 8350 tons, 378(oa), 366(pp)x45x22 ft. TE 2000ihp, 10kts. Armament: 3- pdr. Sold 1946, renamed ANGELIKI (rfa)

KHARKI, RFA oiler/tanker, P.95 (1914), X.31 (1916), X.34 (1.18). Launched 22.12.99 Irvine SB, Irvine. 1455 tons, 185(pp)x29x15 ft. TE 775ihp, 13kts. Purchased as collier 20.3.00, remained so until 1906. Sold 7.31at Hong Kong (rfa)

NUCULA (ex-SOYO MARU, Y7.73), RFA oiler/station oiler, Y7.220 (1916). Launched 1906 Armstrong. 9830 tons, 370(pp)x48x24ft. TE 2400ihp, 10kts. Purchased 1915. On loan to New Zealand Government in 1936. Sold 1938 as hulk (rfa)

PETROLEUM, RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, D.99 (1914), N.92 (9.15) X.10 (1.16), X.51 (1.18). Launched 18.11.02 Swan Hunter. 9900 tons, 381(oa), 370(pp)x48x23ft. TE 2000ihp, 12kts. Purchased 3.05, first naval oiler. Armament: 1-3pdr (from 6.15). Handed over 26.2.37 Ward in part payment for MAJESTIC (rfa)

RED DRAGON (ex-Y D'DRAIG GOCH), RFA oiler/oil fuelling hulk, X.81 (6.18). Launched 1912 Napier & Miller. 952 tons gross. 217(pp)x38ft. 260 hp. Purchased and renamed 4.18 for conversion to fleet oiler. Oil hulk 1919. On sale list 1946 (rfa)


OLYMPIA-type

OLYMPIA, RFA oiler/ocean tanker, P.84 (1914), X.26 (1916), Y7.121 (1.18). Launched as SANTA MARGHERITA 1916 Vickers. 7513 tons gross. 460(oa), 440(pp)x54ft. Diesel 2500 bhp, 10kts (rfa)

OLAF, Admiralty oiler, same wartime programme as OLYMPIA, cancelled.

OLIVIA, Admiralty oiler, same wartime programme as OLYMPIA, cancelled.

OLNA, Admiralty oiler, same wartime programme as OLYMPIA, cancelled.


ATTENDANT-type

ATTENDANT, RFA oiler/coastal tanker, N.97 (1914), X.15 (1916), X.02 (1.18). Launched 5.7.13 Chatham DY. 1935 tons, 210(oa), 200(pp)x34x16ft. TE 700ihp, 8kts. Sold 1934, renamed ATTENDANT (rfa)

SERVITOR, RFA oiler, N.89 (1914), X.06 (1916), X.63 (1.18). Launched 26.5.14 Chatham DY. 1935 tons, 210(oa), 200(pp)x34x16ft. TE 700ihp, 8kts. Sold 9.22, renamed PULOE BRANI (rfa)


CAROL-type

CAROL, RFA oiler, N.98 (1914), X.16 (1916), X.15 (1.18). Launched 5.7.13 Devonport DY. 2178 tons, 210(oa), 200(pp)x34x17ft. TE 450ihp. Sold 28.6.35 McLellan (rfa)

FEROL, RFA oiler, N.88 (1914), X.07 (1916), X.24 (1.18). Launched 3.10.14 Devonport DY. 2178 tons, 210(oa), 200(pp)x34x17ft. TE 450ihp. Sold 29.1.20, renamed OSAGE (rfa)


TREFOIL-type

TREFOIL, RFA oiler/harbour tanker, N.93 (1914), X.11 (1916), X.73 (1.18). Launched 27.10.13 Pembroke DY. 4060 tons, 280(pp)x39x18 ft. Diesel 1500bhp, 12kts. Sold 28.6.35 McLellan (rfa)

TURMOIL, RFA oiler/harbour tanker, X.12 (1916), X.74 (1.18). Launched 7.3.17 Pembroke DY. 4060 tons, 280(pp)x39x18 ft. Diesel 1500bhp, 12kts. Sold 28.6.35 McLellan (rfa)


MIXOL-type

MIXOL, RFA oiler/harbour tanker, X.02 (1916), X.43 (1.18). Launched 17.6.16 Caledon SB. 4236 tons, 270(pp)x38x20ft. TE 1200ihp, 11kts. Sold 1947, renamed WHITEBROOK (rfa)

THERMOL, RFA oiler/harbour tanker, X.45 (1916), X.71 (1.18). Launched 29.4.16 Greenock & Grangemouth. 4145 tons, 270(pp)x38x20ft. TE 1200ihp, 11kts. Sold 1947, renamed BROCODALE H (rfa)


 Merchantmen, ex-dummy capital ships converted 1915-16

ABADOL (also OAKLEAF), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Y7.172 (1916). Launched 11.7.99 Stephen. 8106grt, 485(pp)x59ft. TE, 13kts. Ex-merchantman MONTEZUMA hired 10.14, ex-dummy battleship IRON DUKE, purchased 7.15 and converted to oiler. Renamed OAKLEAF 2.17. Sunk25.7.17 by submarine NW of the Butt of Lewis (rfa)

BAYOL (also as BAYLEAF), RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Y7.173 (1916). Launched 1893 Harland & Wolff. 8455grt, 500(pp)x60ft. TE. Ex-merchantman CEVIC hired 10.14, ex-dummy battlecruiser QUEEN MARY, purchased 1915 for conversion. Renamed BAYLEAF 1917. Sold 1919,renamed PYRULA (rfa)

MONTCALM (also as CRENELLA), RFA oiler, X.04 (1916). Launched 17.5.97 Palmer. 5478grt, 445(pp)x52ft. TE, 13kts. Ex-merchantman MONTCALM hired 10.14, ex-dummy battleship AUDACIOUS, purchased 29.1.16 for conversion. Renamed CRENELLA 11.16 (as Y7.143).Sold 22.10.19, renamed CRENELLA, renamed REY ALFONSO 1923 (rfa)

PERTHSHIRE, RFA water carrier/oiler, X.05 (1916), X.48 (1.18). Launched 1893 Hawthorn Leslie. 9336tons/5865grt, 420(pp)x54ft. TE 3000ihp, 12kts. Ex-merchantman PERTHSHIRE hired 10.14, ex-dummy battleship VANGUARD, purchased 1915 for conversion. Used as water tanker until 3.20, oilerto 1922, then store carrier. Sold 26.2.34, BU in Italy (rfa)

RANGOL (also as MAPLELEAF), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Y7.174 (1916). Launched 17.8.98 Swan Hunter. 8039grt, 470(pp)x56 ft. TE, 13kts. Ex-merchantman MOUNT ROYAL hired 10.14, ex-dummy battleship MARLBOROUGH,purchased 10.7.16 for conversion. Renamed MAPLELEAF 11.16. Sold 4.10.19, renamed BRITISH MAPLE (rfa)

RUTHENIA, RFA oiler, X.06 (1916), X.60 (1.18). Launched 31.3.00 Barclay Curle. 7394grt, 446(pp)x52ft. TE, 13kts. Ex-merchantman RUTHENIA hired 11.14, ex-dummy battleship KING GEORGE V. Converted to water carrier 1915, purchased 1.16, oiler1916 (rfa - 1918). Oil hulk 3.31. Captured 1942 by Japanese, renamed CHORAN MARU, recaptured 1945, transport. BU 6.49 at Dalmuir (rfa)

SAXOL (also as ASPENLEAF), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Y7.170 (1916). Launched 21.11.99 Barclay Curle. 7535grt, 446(pp)x52 ft. TE, 13kts. Ex-merchantman TYROLIA hired 10.14, ex-dummy battleship CENTURION purchased 6.16 for conversion. Renamed SAXOL 9.6.16, ASPENLEAF 10.16. Sold 12.9.19, renamed PRYGONA (rfa)

TEAKOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Y7.175 (1916), X.70 (as VINELEAF, 1.18). Launched 1901 Swan Hunter. 7474grt, 470(pp)x56ft. TE. Ex-merchantman PATRICIAN hired 11.14, ex-dummy battlecruiser INVINCIBLE, purchased 1915 for conversion. Renamed VINELEAF 1917. Sold 12.7.19, renamed BRITISH VINE (rfa)


 Converted Port of London Authority Hoppers

BARKOL (ex-PLA Hopper No. 3, renamed 10.16), RFA oiler, X.04 (1.18). Built 1898 Simons. 704grt, 190(pp)x30ft. TE 145 nominal hp. Commissioned 1.17. Returned to Port of London Authority in 1920 (rfa)

BATTERSOL (ex-PLA Hopper No. 4, renamed 10.16), RFA oiler, X.05 (1.18). Built 1898 Simons. 704grt, 190(pp)x30ft. TE 145 nominal hp. Commissioned 11.16. Returned to Port of London Authority in 1920 (rfa)

BLACKOL (ex-PLA Hopper No. 5, renamed 10.16), RFA oiler, X.08 (1.18). Built 1906 Fleming & Ferguson. 869grt, 198(pp)x32 ft. TE 116 nominal hp. Commissioned 11.16. Returned to Port of London Authority in1920 (rfa)

GREENOL (ex-PLA Hopper No. 7, renamed 10.16), RFA oiler, X.28 (1.18). Built 1907 Fleming & Ferguson. 869grt, 198(pp)x32 ft. TE 116 nominal hp. Commissioned 11.16. Returned to Port of London Authority in1920 (rfa)

PURFOL (ex-PLA Hopper No. 6, renamed 10.16), RFA oiler, X.56 (1.18). Built 1907 Fleming & Ferguson. 869grt, 198(pp)x32 ft. TE 116 nominal hp. Commissioned 10.16. Returned to Port of London Authority in1920 (rfa)

SILVEROL (ex-PLA Hopper No. 8, renamed 10.16), RFA oiler, X.64 (1.18). Built 1907 Fleming & Ferguson. 869grt, 198(pp)x32 ft. TE 116 nominal hp. Commissioned 12.16. Returned to Port of London Authority in1920 (rfa)


Ex-Dredger

DREDGOL, RFA oiler, X.80 (1.18). Dredger purchased on stocks, launched 25.5.18 Simons. 7589 tons/3999grt, 326(pp)x54x18ft. TE 2400ihp, 11kts. Sold 28.6.35 Arnott Young, Dalmuir (rfa)


LEAF-class

APPLELEAF (ex-TEXOL), RFA oiler/fleet attendant tanker, Leaf-class, X.32 (2.16 whilebuilding under original name), Y7.178 (later). Launched 28.11.16 Workman Clark. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp)x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Arrived 12.47 Arnott Young, Dalmuir (rfa)

ASHLEAF (ex-OLGA), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.156. Launched 12.9.16 Ropner. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sunk 29.5.17 by submarine 150 miles west of Bishop Rock (rfa)

BEECHLEAF (ex-OLMOS), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.154. Launched 26.10.16 Richardson Duck. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp)x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sold 1919, renamed LIMICANA (rfa)

BIRCHLEAF (ex-OLDBURY), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.155. Launched 19.8.16 Short. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sold 1919, renamed BRITISH BIRCH (rfa)

BOXLEAF (ex-OLINDA), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.159. Launched 1916 Barclay Curle. 7338grt, 450(pp)x58ft. TE 900nhp. Flew red ensign. Sold 1919, renamed INDIA (rfa)

BRAMBLELEAF (ex-RUMOL), RFA oiler/fleet attendant tanker, Leaf-class, pendants X.50 (2.16 while buildingunder original name), Y7.182 . Launched 28.12.16 Russell. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Damaged and beached 6.42; BU 4.53 in Italy (rfa)

BRIARLEAF (ex-OLETTA), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.151. Launched 1916 Readhead. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sold 1.8.20, renamed LACUNA (rfa)

CHERRYLEAF (ex-PERSOL), RFA oiler/fleet attendant tanker, Leaf-class, X.48 (2.16 whilebuilding under original name), Y7.181. Launched 9.11.16 Raylton Dixon. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1947, renamed ALAN CLORE (rfa)

DOCKLEAF (ex-OLEARY), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.161. Launched 11.11.16 Bartram. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp)x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sold 1919, renamed LITIOPA (rfa)

ELMLEAF (ex-OLIVET), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.157. Launched 1916 Earle. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sold 1919, renamed MELONA (rfa)

FERNLEAF (ex-OLEANDER), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.162. Launched 1916 Napier & Miller. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp)x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sold 1919, renamed BRITISH FERN (rfa)

HOLLYLEAF (ex-OLEASTER), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.160. Launched 1916 Hamilton. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp)x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sold 1919, renamed BRITISH HOLLY (rfa)

LAURELLEAF (ex-OLALLA), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.153. Launched 30.8.16 Craig Taylor. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft.TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sold 1919, renamed LAMPAS (rfa)

LIMELEAF (ex-OLIGARCH), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.158. Launched 1916 Barclay Curle. 7338grt, 450(pp)x58ft. TE 900nhp. Flew red ensign. Sold 1919, renamed CALIFORNIA (rfa)

ORANGELEAF (ex-BORNOL), RFA oiler/fleet attendant tanker, Leaf-class, X.26 (2.16 while building underoriginal name), Y7.183 . Launched 26.10.16 J. L. Thompson. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Arrived 25.1.48 Ward, Briton Ferry (rfa)

PALMLEAF (ex-OLIPHANT), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant Y7.152. Launched 15.8.16 Irvine. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sunk 4.2.17 by submarine 230 miles west of Fastnet (rfa)

PEARLEAF (ex-GYPOL), RFA oiler/fleet attendant tanker, Leaf-class, pendants X.57 (2.16 while buildingunder original name), Y7.180 . Launched 12.9.16 Gray. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Arrived 23.12.47 Hughes Bolckow (rfa)

PLUMLEAF (ex-TRINOL), RFA oiler/fleet attendant tanker, Leaf-class, pendants X.63 (2.16while building under original name), Y7.179. Launched 4.8.16 Swan Hunter. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp)x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sunk 4.4.42 by aircraft at Malta, raised andBU 1947 (rfa)

ROSELEAF (ex-CALIFOL), RFA oiler/group freighting tanker, Leaf-class, pendant X.32 (2.16while building under original name), Y7.171. Launched 2.5.16 Raylton Dixon. 12300 tons, class ranged from 5311-5948grt, 370-418(pp) x54x26ft. TE 6000ihp, 14kts. Flew red ensign. Sold 15.7.19, same name, renamed BRITISH ROSE 1921 (rfa)


CREOSOL-class

BIRCHOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.07 (1.18). Launched 16.6.17 Barclay Curle. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Wrecked 29.11.39 in the Hebrides (rfa)

BOXOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.10 (1.18). Launched 12.7.17 Barclay Curle. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Sold 1947, renamed PORTNALL. Repurchased 1952, oil hulk. Arrived 2.9.59 Rees, Llanelly (rfa)

CREOSOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, N.11 (from about 4.16), X.18 (1.18). Launched 5.2.16 Short. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Sunk 7.2.18 by submarine off E. Coast (rfa)

DISTOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.46 (from about 4.16), X.20 (1.18). Launched 4.3.16 Dobson. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Sold 1947, renamed AKHAWI (rfa)

EBONOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.22 (1.18) . Launched 16.10.17 Clyde SB. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Scuttled 20.12.41 at Hong Kong. Japanese ENOSHIMA MARU, recovered 1946. Sold 1948, mined 5.50 (rfa)

ELDEROL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.21 (1.18). Launched 10.5.17 Swan Hunter. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Arrived 1.9.59 Rees, Llanelly (rfa)

ELMOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.23 (1.18). Launched 23.7.17 Swan Hunter. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Sold 1961, tank cleaning vessel (rfa)

HICKOROL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.29 (1.18). Launched 30.11.17 McMiillan. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Sold 1948, renamed HEMSLEY II (rfa)

KIMMEROL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.47 (from about 4.16), X.35 (1.18). Launched 4.4.16 Craig Taylor. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Sold 1949, renamed LANKA BAHU (rfa)

LARCHOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.37 (1.18) . Launched 19.6.17 Lobnitz. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Arrived 23.8.59 Belgium to BU (rfa)

LIMOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.38 (1.18). Launched 18.10.17 Lobnitz. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Arrived 23.8.59 Ward, Briton Ferry (rfa)

OAKOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.46 (1.18). Launched 19.9.17 Gray. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. Oil engined 640 bhp, 9.5kts. Sold 29.1.20, renamed ORTHIS (rfa)

PALMOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.47 (1.18). Launched 14.11.17 Gray. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. Oil engined 640 bhp, 9.5kts. Sold 29.1.20, renamed INVERCORRIE (rfa)

PHILOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.43 (from about 4.16), X.53 (1.18). Launched 5.4.16 Tyne Iron SB. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Hulk 1956. Sold 1967 (rfa)

SCOTOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.61 (1.18). Launched 23.6.16 Tyne Iron SB. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Sold 1947, renamed HEMSLEY I (rfa)

SPRUCOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.67 (1.18). Launched 4.7.17 Short. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. Oil engined 640 bhp, 9.5kts. Sold 29.1.20, renamed JUNIATA (rfa)

TEAKOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, X.70 (1.18). Launched 17.8.17 Short. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. Oil engined 640 bhp, 9.5kts. Sold 29.1.20, renamed SAN DARIO (rfa)

VISCOL, RFA oiler/harbour oiler, Creosol-class, N.09 (from about 4.16), X.75 (1.18). Launched 21.2.16 Craig Taylor. 2200 tons, 210(pp)x34x12ft. TE 700ihp, 12kts. Sold 1947, later renamed FRECCIA-MARE (rfa)


BELGOL-class

BELGOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.06 (1.18). Launched 23.4.17 Irvine. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts. Arrived 22.6.58 Charlestown to BU (rfa)

CELEROL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.16 (1.18). Launched 23.3.17 Short. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts. Arrived 9.7.58 Rosyth to BU (rfa)

FORTOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.26 (1.18). Launched 21.5.17 McMillan. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts.  Log Book Availability. Arrived 1958 Rosyth to BU (rfa)

FRANCOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.27 (1.18). Launched 18.10.17 Earle. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts. Sunk 3.3.42 by Japanese squadron off Java (rfa)

MONTENOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.45 (1.18). Launched 5.7.17 Gray. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts. Torpedoed in North Atlantic, sank 21.5.42 (rfa)

PRESTOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.55 (1.18). Launched 4.9.17 Napier & Miller. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts. Arrived 6.8.58 White, St. Davids (rfa)

RAPIDOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.58 (1.18). Launched 23.4.17 Gray. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts.  Log Book Availability. Sold 4.48, renamed LOUISE MOLLER (rfa)

SERBOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.62 (1.18). Launched 7.7.17 Caledon. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts. Arrived 30.6.58 Hughes Bolckow (rfa)

SLAVOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.65 (1.18). Launched 21.4.17 Greenock & Grangemouth. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts. Sunk 26.3.42 by U.205 in Mediterranean (rfa)

VITOL, RFA oiler/tanker, Belgol-class, X.76 (1.18). Launched 24.5.17 Greenock & Grangemouth. 4900 tons, 355(oa), 320(pp)x41x20ft. TE 3375ihp, 14kts. Sunk 7.3.18 by U-boat in Irish Sea (rfa)


 PET-class

PETRELLA, RFA petrol/spirit carrier, same class as water carrier PETRONEL, X.78 (7.17), X.49(1.18). Launched 16.2.18 Dunlop Bremner. 1024 tons, 164(oa), 155(pp)x28x11ft. TE 500ihp, 9.5kts. Sunk 1944 and raised. Sold 1948, renamed CAPTAIN MIKES (rfa)

PETROBUS, RFA petrol/spirit carrier, same class water carrier PETRONEL, X.77 (7.17), X.50 (1.18). Launched 8.11.17 Dunlop Bremner. 1024 tons, 164(oa), 155(pp)x28x11ft. TE 500ihp, 9.5kts. Arrived 24.2.59 Ward, Grays (rfa)


 BRITISH-type

BRITISH BEACON, RFA oiler/tanker, pendant Y7.304. Launched 1918 Workman Clark. 15020 tons, 438(pp)x54ft. TE. Renamed OLCADES 1937. Hulk 1948. Arrived 19.4.53 Hughes Bolckow (rfa)

BRITISH LANTERN, RFA oiler/tanker, pendant Y7.286. Launched 1918 Workman Clark. 15020 tons, 438(pp)x54ft. TE. Renamed OLIGARCH 1937. Scuttled 14.4.46 with surplus ammunition in the RedSea (rfa)

BRITISH LIGHT, RFA oiler/tanker, pendants X.81, Y7.242. Launched 1917 Palmer. 13690 tons, 420(pp)x54ft. TE. Renamed OLWEN 1937. Sold 1947, renamed MUSHTARI (rfa)

BRITISH STAR, RFA oiler/tanker, pendant Y7.264. Launched 1917 Swan Hunter. 15020 tons, 438(pp)x54ft. TE. Renamed OLYNTHUS 1937. Sold 1946, renamed PENSILVANIA (rfa)


WAR-class

WAR AFRIDI, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.337. Launched 11.11.19 Duncan. 11600 tonsavg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Hulk 1.49. Sold 1958 at Hong Kong to BU (rfa)

WAR BAHADUR, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.319. Launched 4.11.18 Armstrong. 11600tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Arrived 9.46 Hughes Bolckow (rfa)

WAR BHARATA, RFA oiler, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.336. Launched 24.11.19 Palmer. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1947, renamed WOLF ROCK (rfa)

WAR BRAHMIN, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.338. Launched 28.11.19 Lithgows. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Hulk 1949.Arrived 5.2.60 at Spezia to BU (rfa)

WAR DIWAN, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.333. Launched 28.6.19 Lithgows. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Mined 16.12.44 off the Schelde (rfa)

WAR GAEKWAR, oiler (rfa - not listed as RFA), Z-type, War-class. Launched 28.8.19 Lithgows. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1921, renamed CARDITA (rfa)

WAR GHURKA, oiler (rfa - not listed as RFA), Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.321. Launched 1918 Irvine. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1921, renamed CAPRELLA. Served asATHELSTANE in WW2 (rfa)

WAR HINDOO, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.334. Launched 30.9.19 Hamilton. 11600tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Arrived 9.5.58 Hughes Bolckow (rfa)

WAR JEMADAR, oiler (rfa - not listed as RFA),, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.299. Launched 29.8.18 Laing. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1921, renamed CLIONA (rfa)

WAR KRISHNA, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.335. Launched 24.10.19 Swan Hunter. 11600tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1948 as hulk (rfa)

WAR MEHTAR, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.340. Launched 9.10.19 Armstrong. 11600tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sunk 20.11.41 by German S.104 off Yarmouth (rfa)

WAR NAWAB, RFA oiler, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.330. Launched 13.6.19 Palmer. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Hulk 11.46. Arrived 26.7.58 at Troon to BU (rfa)

WAR NIZAM, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.303. Launched 8.18 Palmer. 11600 tonsavg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1947, renamed BASINGHALL (rfa)

WAR PATHAN, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.326. Launched 19.3.19 Laing. 11600 tonsavg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1947, renamed BASINGBANK (rfa)

WAR PINDARI, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.341. Launched 29.12.19 Lithgows. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1947,renamed DEEPDALE H (rfa)

WAR RAJAH, oiler (rfa - not listed as RFA), Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.317. Launched 5.11.18 Swan Hunter. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Sold 1920, renamed BRITISH SAILOR (rfa)

WAR RANEE, oiler (rfa - not listed as RFA), Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.277. Launched 1918 Swan Hunter. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920. Sold 1920, renamed CORBIS (rfa)

WAR SEPOY, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.322. Launched 5.12.18 Gray. 11600 tonsavg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sunk 7.9.40 as blockship at Dover after bomb damage (rfa)

WAR SHIKARI, oiler (rfa - not listed as RFA), Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.325. Launched 29.1.19 Lithgows. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1921,renamed CHITON (rfa)

WAR SIRDAR, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.339. Launched 6.12.19 Laing. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Stranded 28.2.42 near Batavia, Japanese HONAN MARU;sunk 28.3.45 by US submarine (rfa)

WAR SUBADAR, oiler (rfa - not listed as RFA), Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.288. Launched 26.6.18 Gray. 11600 tons avg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1921, renamed CRENATULA. Served as MARITin WW2 (rfa)

WAR SUDRA, RFA oiler/freighting tanker, Z-type, War-class, pendant Y7.342. Launched 18.3.20 Palmer. 11600 tonsavg. 415(oa), 400(pp)x52x24ft. TE 3000ihp, 10kts. Most of class flew red ensign until 1920, and later the blue ensign. Sold 1948, renamed GERMAINE (rfa)


Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

Pendant Nos Y7.1-342

(includes Leaf and War-class RFA oilers)

includes Y7.4 - Strombus, Y7.54 - Erivan, Y7.57 - Sunik, Y7.58 - Clam, Y7.63 - Desabla, Y7.65 - Cowrie, Y7.73 - Nucula, Y7.79 - Vitruvia, Y7.90 - F A Tamplin, Y7.106 - Trocas, Y7.121 - Olympia, Y7.105 - Petrolea, Y7.115 - San Patricio, Y7.133 - Elax, Y7.147 - Turritella, Y7.148 - Fornebo, Y7.151 - Briarleaf, Y7.152 - Palmleaf, Y7.153 - Laurelleaf, Y7.154 - Beechleaf, Y7.155 - Birchleaf, Y7.156 - Ashleaf, Y7.157 - Elmleaf, Y7.158 - Limeleaf, Y7.159 - Boxleaf, Y7.160 - Hollyleaf, Y7.161 - Dockleaf, Y7.162 - Fernleaf, Y7.169 - Echunga, Y7.170 - Saxol, Y7.171 - Roseleaf, Y7.172 - Abadol, Y7.174 - Rangol, Y7.175 - Teakol, Y7.178 - Appleleaf, Y7.179 - Plumleaf, Y7.180 - Pearleaf, Y7.181 - Cherryleaf, Y7.182 - Brambleleaf, Y7.183 - Orangeleaf, Y7.188 - Delphinula, Y7.220 - Nucula, Y7.242 - British Light, Y7.264 - British Star, Y7.277 - War Ranee, Y7.286 - British Lantern, Y7.288 - War Subadar, Y7.299 - War Jemadar, Y7.303 - War Nizam, Y7.304 - British Beacon, Y7.317 - War Rajah, Y7.319 - War Bahadur, Y7.321 - War Ghurka, Y7.322 - War Sepoy, Y7.325 - War Shikari, Y7.326 - War Pathan, Y7.330 - War Nawab, Y7.333 - War Diwan, Y7.334 - War Hindoo, Y7.335 - War Krishna, Y7.336 - War Bharata, Y7.337 - War Afridi, Y7.338 - War Brahmin, Y7.339 - War Sirdar, Y7.340 - War Mehtar, Y7.341 - War Pindari, Y7.342 - War Sudra


Identified Red-Ensign Oilers Lost, Damaged or Attacked in Admiralty Service - excludes those lost serving in other MFA roles
(only seven have known Y7 pendant numbers)

ARCA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1912, 4,839grt - lost 2.10.18, Atlantic off N Ireland (H/L/Lr/sl/te/un/wi)
 
ASPENLEAF, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, 7,535/11,850t - damaged 30.12.16, English Channel (H/L/C/D/ed/un)

BAKU STANDARD, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1893, 3,708grt - lost 11.2.18, North Sea (H/L/Lr/dk/te/un/wi)
 
BALAKANI, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1899, 3,696grt - lost 9.9.15, North Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
 
BATOUM, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1893, 4,054grt - lost 19.6.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
 
BEACON LIGHT, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1890, 2,768grt - lost 19.2.18, off NW Scotland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
 
BIRCHLEAF, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1916, 5,873grt- damaged 23.2.18, Irish Sea (H/L/D/ge/ms/os/un)
 
BRITISH SUN, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1909, 5,565grt - lost 1.5.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/ge/te/un)
 
BRITISH VISCOUNT, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1889, 3,287grt - lost 23.2.18, Irish Sea (H/L/Lr/bp/te/un/wi)

BULLMOUTH, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1893, 4,018grt - lost 28.4.17, Atlantic off N Ireland (H/L/Lr/sl/te/un)

BULYSSES, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1900, 6,127grt - lost 20.8.17, Atlantic off NW Scotland (H/L/Lr/sl/te/un)

CALIFOL, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, 6,572grt/12,300t - attacked 30.9.16, Atlantic N of Scotland (H/D/Mn)

CAUCASIAN, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, 4,656grt - lost 1.7.15, Atlantic off SW England (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un)

CLAM, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, built 1893, 3,552grt (sl - Admiralty oiler No.58, presumably Y7.58) - lost 5.4.18, Irish Sea - (H/L/sl/un)

CLEARFIELD, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1909, 4,229grt - lost 24.10.16, Atlantic off NW Scotland (H/L/Lr/ge/os/te/un)

COWRIE, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, 4,893grt (sl - Admiralty oiler No.65, presumably Y7.65) - attacked 4.7.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/sl/un)

CRENELLA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1897, 7,035grt - damaged 26.11.17, Atlantic SW of Ireland; attacked 1.8.18, Atlantic SW of Ireland (H/L/Lr/C/D/ed/sl/un)

CYMBELINE, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1902, 4,505grt - lost 4.9.15, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Mn/Lr/te/un)

DERBENT, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1907, 3,178grt - lost 30.11.17, Irish Sea (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

DESABLA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, built 1913, 6,047grt (wi - Admiralty oiler transport No 63, presumably Y7.63) - lost 12.6.15, North Sea (H/L/Lr/D/te/un/wi)

ECHUNGA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, built 1907, 6,285grt, (sl - Admiralty oiler No.169, presumably Y7.169) - lost 5.9.17, Atlantic off NW France (H/L/Lr/sl/te/un)

EL TORO, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1913, 5,958grt - lost 2.1.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (+Lr/wi)

EL ZORRO, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1914, 5,989grt - lost 28.12.15, Atlantic off S Ireland (H/L/Lr/Mn/te/un/wi)
 
ELAX, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, built 1893, 3,980grt (sl - Admiralty oiler No.133, presumably Y7.133) - lost 10.10.16, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/sl/te/un)

FORNEBO, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, built 1906, 4,259grt (sl - Admiralty oiler No.148, presumably Y7.148) - lost 17.6.17, Atlantic off N Scotland (H/L/Lr/wi/sl/te/un)

GAFSA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1902, 3,974grt - lost 28.3.17, Atlantic off S Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

GOLDMOUTH, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1903, 7,446grt - lost 31.3.16, Atlantic off NW France (H/L/Lr/Mn/sl/te/un)
 
H. C. HENRY, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1909, 4,219grt - lost 28.9.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

LUMINA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1915, 5,950grt - lost 6.11.15, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)
 
MAPLELEAF, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, 8,039grt - attacked 21.10.17, Atlantic (H/D)

MIRA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1901, 3,700grt - lost 11.10.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un)

MUREX, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1892, 3,664grt - lost 21.12.16, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/sl/te/un)

OILFIELD, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1896, 4,000grt - lost 16.3.18, Atlantic off N Scotland (H/L/Lr/te/un)

PONUS, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1902, 5,077grt - lost 3.11.16, English Channel (H/Lr/wi)

POWHATAN, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1898, 6,117grt - lost 6.4.17, Atlantic off N Scotland (H/L/Lr/te/un)
 
PRUDENTIA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1889, 2,791grt - lost 12.1.16, Orkneys (H/Lr/wi)

ROSALIND, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1913, 6,535grt - lost 6.4.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un)

SAMOSET, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1909, 5,251grt - lost 20.3.18, Eastern Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

SAN ONOFRE, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1914, 9,717grt - lost 12.5.17, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

SEBASTIAN, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1914, 3,110grt - lost 10.5.17, Western Atlantic (H/Lr/dk/ms)

SILVIA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1913, 5,268grt - lost 23.8.15, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
 
STROMBUS, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, 6,163grt (sl - Admiralty oiler No.4, presumably Y7.4) - lost 4.618, Central Mediterranean (H/L/sl/un)

TEAKWOOD, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1902, 5,815grt - lost 28.4.17, Central Mediterranean (H/L/Lr/te/un)

TELENA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1895, 4,779grt - lost 21.4.17, Atlantic SW of Ireland/W of France (H/L/Lr/sl/te/un)

TROCAS, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, built 1893, 4,129grt (sl - Admiralty oiler No.106, presumably Y7.106) - lost 19.1.18, Aegean Sea (H/L/Lr/dk/sl/te/un)

TURRITELLA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler, built 1906, 5,528grt (sl - Admiralty oiler No.147, presumably Y7.147) - lost 27.2.17, Indian Ocean (H/L/Mn/kp/sl)

WANETA, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1910, 1,683grt - lost 30.5.18, Atlantic off S Ireland (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)

WAPELLO, Admiralty chartered red-ensign oiler. Built 1912, 5,516grt - lost 15.6.17, English Channel (H/L/Lr/te/un/wi)
 
WAR ANGLER, oiler (believed Admiralty chartered red-ensign), 5,210grt/6,500dwt - attacked 28.5.18, Atlantic off SW Ireland (H/br)

Other Vessels Listed as Oilers

Other Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries - F A TAMPLIN (Y7.90), PETROLEA (Y7.105), SAN PATRICIO (Y7.115), SUNIK (Y7.57), VITRUVIA (Y7.79)






47.2 WATER CARRIERS


POLISH MONARCH (ex-POLMONT, ex-KARPAT), water carrier, listed as miscellaneous. Built 1912, 4292grt. In commissioned service 13.3.16-15.3.16, collier (Y3.1102) from 30.4.16.

BACCHUS, water carrier - see BACCHUS, Admiralty store carrier

PERTHSHIRE, water carrier - PERTHSHIRE, RFA oiler.

RUTHENIA, water carrier - see RUTHENIA, RFA oiler.

Other Vessels Listed as Water Vessels

Hired trawlers - see BLACKSTONE, BRITANNIA (both water carriers)

Squadron Supply Ship (Pendant Nos Y9) - see HIRONDELLE, BDV water carrier

For Water Tank Vessels - see Section 50

 





48. STORES CARRIERS


Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

Pendant Nos Y8.1-138

includes Y8.1 - Trostan, also White Head, Y8.2 - Wharfe, Y8.3 - Hebble, Y8.4 - Don, Y8.5 - Volhynia, Y8.6 - Norfolk Coast, Y8.7 - Volturnus, Y8.8 - Volana, Y8.9 - Mersey, Y8.10 - Carnalea, Y8.11 - Whinhill, Y8.12 - Clydeburn, Y8.13 - Ferryhill, Y8.14 - Tees, Y8.15 - Clandeboye, Y8.16 - Aire, Y8.17 - Calder, Y8.18 - Derwent, Y8.19 - Wenning, Y8.20 - Chesterfield, Y8.21 - Woonas, Y8.22 - Notts, Y8.23 - Leicester, Y8.24 - Lutterworth, Y8.25 - Staveley, Y8.26 - Victor, Y8.27 - Westphalia, Y8.28 - Waterland, Y8.29 - Sea Serpent, Y8.30 - Endcliffe, Y8.31 - Farraline, Y8.32 - Cato, Y8.33 - Echo, Y8.34 - Skipper, Y8.35 - Cragside, Y8.36 - Bernicia, Y8.37 - Arrival, Y8.38 - Braeside, Y8.39 - Lossie, Y8.40 - Gertie, Y8.41 - Rayford, Y8.42 - Abercraig, Y8.43 - Nidd, Y8.44 - Fauvette, Y8.45 - Hodder, Y8.46 - Bangarth, Y8.47 - Rievaulx Abbey, Y8.48 - Steersman, Y8.49 - Helmsman, Y8.50 - Immingham, Y8.51 - Broomhill, Y8.52 - Eros, Y8.53 - Ardgarth, Y8.54 - Hirondelle, Y8.55 - Macclesfield, Y8.56 - Burriana, Y8.57 - Brook, Y8.58 - Brixham, Y8.59 - Chalkis, also Dunvegan, Y8.60 - Cortes, Y8.61 - Gosforth, Y8.62 - Teessider, Y8.63 - Cheviot, Y8.64 - Lucent, Y8.65 - Theseus, Y8.66 - Eskwood, Y8.67 - Arno, Y8.68 - Liberty, Y8.69 - Hampshire, Y8.70 - Nigeria, Y8.71 - Charles Goodanew, Y8.72 - Emerald, Y8.73 - Clermiston, Y8.74 - Buccaneer (also Y8.111), Y8.76 - Armourer, Y8.77 - Egba, Y8.78 - Nascopie, Y8.79 - Sportsman, Y8.80 - Wexford Coast, Y8.81 - Arleia, Y8.82 - Stephen, Y8.83 - Asturian, Y8.84 - Westborough, Y8.85 - Wirral, Y8.87 - Telamon, Y8.88 - Kassala, Y8.89 - M. J. Hedley, Y8.90 - Umtali, Y8.91 - Palm Branch, Y8.92 - Ariadne Christine, Y8.93 - Susquehanna, Y8.94 - Ben Nevis, Y8.95 - Fernley, Y8.96 - Trelawney, Y8.97 - Hermiston, Y8.98 - Larne, Y8.99 - War Lemur, Y8.100 - Moorgate, Y8.101 - Clan Macrae, Y8.102 - Clydesdale, Y8.103 - Hector, Y8.104 - Thespis, Y8.106 - War Mango, Y8.107 - Lord Antrim, Y8.108 - Junin, Y8.109 - Fairy, Y8.110 - Wearsider, Y8.111 - Buccaneer (also Y8.74), Y8.112 - Hova, Y8.113 - Cornishman, Y8.114 - Carlston, Y8.115 - Clifton Grove, Y8.116 - War Down, Y8.117 - Cove, Y8.118 - War Grange, Y8.119 - Harperley, Y8.120 - Ocean Transport, Y8.121 - Cunene, Y8.122 - War Gascon, Y8.123 - Welshman, Y8.124 - War Castle, Y8.126 - Aro, Y8.127 - War Wolf, Y8.128 - Harmodius, Y8.129 - Huntscraft, Y8.130 - Yarborough, Y8.131 - War Cypress, Y8.132 - Huntsclyde, Y8.133 - Huntsgulf, Y8.134 - Solfels, Y8.135 - Sibir, Y8.136 - War Music, Y8.137 - War Magpie, Y8.138 - Menelaus

Note: Y8.75 and Y8.86 not identified.


ABERCRAIG, store carrier, Y8.42. Built 1902, 440grt. In service as store carrier 8.1.15-13.5.15, collier (Y3.712) from 14.5.15.

AIRE, store carrier, Y8.16. Built 1886, 698grt. In service as store carrier 8.8.14-6.3.15, collier (Y3.584) from 7.3.15.

ARDGARTH, store carrier, Y8.53. Built 1913, 770grt. Ex-collier (Y3.603). BDV supply vessel in service 22.5.15-8.2.17, collier again 9.2.17.
F
ARIADNE CHRISTINE, store carrier, Y8.92. Built 1910, 3550grt. Ex-collier (Y3.490). In service as store carrier from 2.8.18. Became constructive loss 31.8.18. Sold 23.8.19 to Norway.

ARLEIA, store carrier, Y8.81. Built 1915, 795grt. In service as store carrier 30.3.18-2.8.18, then collier (Y3.2162).

ARMOURER (ex-ENGINEER), store carrier, Y8.76. Built 1888, 724grt. In service 17.3.18-3.4.19.

ARRIVAL, store carrier, Y8.37. Built 1904, 358grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.14). In service as store carrier 13.10.14-13.10.17, and as BDV supply from 7.15. Later renamed ELSIE ANNIE.

ASTURIAN (ex-CAPELLA), store carrier, Y8.83. Built 1890, 3193grt. In service 28.5.18-2.12.18.

BANGARTH, store carrier, Y8.46. Built 1906, 1872grt. Ex-collier (Y3.60), BDV water carrier in service 10.3.15-1.12.15, collier again from 2.12.15. Sunk 13.12.17 by U-boat off the Tyne.

BEN NEVIS, store carrier, Y8.94. Built 1905, 3895grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.228), ex-collier (Y3.1649), in service as store carrier 3.8.18-30.10.18, collier again from 31.10.18.

BERNICIA, store carrier, Y8.36. Built 1912, 957grt. In service 1.11.14-4.7.16.

BRAESIDE, store carrier, Y8.38. Built 1909, 407grt. In service as store carrier 17.7.15-12.8.15, collier (Y3.863) from 13.8.15.

BRIXHAM (ex-CAPTAIN MCCLURE), store carrier, Y8.58. Built 1885, 501grt. In service as store carrier 4.9.15-8.3.16, collier (Y3.2008) from 13.1.18.

BROOK, store carrier, Y8.57. Built 1906, 1436grt. Ex-collier (Y3.94), in service as store carrier 14.7.15-27.8.15, collier again from 8.9.15.

BROOMHILL, store carrier, Y8.51. Built 1909, 1392grt. Ex-collier (Y3.319), in service as store carrier 21.4.15-31.5.16, collier again 1.6.16. Sunk 10.5.17 by U-boat off Portland Bill.

BUCCANEER, store carrier, Y8.74, also Y8.111. Built 1890, 970grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1683), ex-armament carrier (Y2.152), in service as store carrier 11.8.17-27.9.17 and 14.11.18-13.5.20

BURRIANA, store carrier, Y8.56. Built 1906, 1359grt. Ex-collier (Y3.675), in service as store carrier 14.7.15-19.12.16.

CALDER, store carrier, Y8.17. Built 1887, 708grt. In service as store carrier 8.10.14-26.3.15, collier (Y3.646) from 1915.

CARLSTON, store carrier, Y8.114. Built 1901, 662grt. Ex-collier (Y3.106), in service as store carrier 16.11.18-20.10.19.

CARNALEA, store carrier, Y8.10. Built 1913, 579grt. In service as store carrier 30.9.14-27.3.15, collier (Y3.644) from 28.3.15.

CATO, store carrier, Y8.32. Built 1914, 710grt. In service 4.11.14-21.2.15.

CHALKIS (ex-AZALEA), store carrier, Y8.59 (same as Dunvegan). Built 1878, 731grt. Listed in commissioned service as fleet messenger (but not in fleet messenger section) 1917-21.8.19. Later renamed NAFKRATOUSA.

CHARLES GOODANEW (ex-LEVENWOOD), store carrier, Y8.71. Built 1911, 791grt. In service 29.1.17-17.4.17.

CHESTERFIELD, store carrier, Y8.20. Built 1913, 1013grt. In service as store carrier 1.12.14-28.6.16, in commissioned service as fleet messenger (Y4.64) 29.6.16. Sunk 18.5.18 by U-boat 42 miles NE of Malta.

CHEVIOT, store carrier, Y8.63. Built 1891, 258grt. In service 28.8.14-10.8.16.

CLAN MACRAE, store carrier, Y8.101. Built 1912, 6489grt. In service 5.9.18-3.12.18, later renamed BANFFSHIRE.

CLANDEBOYE, store carrier, Y8.15. Built 1913, 614grt. In service as store carrier 4.10.14-14.2.15, armament carrier (Y2.41) from 14.2.15, collier (Y3.641) from 25.3.15.

CLERMISTON, store carrier, Y8.73. Built 1895, 1282grt. Ex-collier (Y3.68) (ex-KING'S TOWN), in service as store carrier 19.6.17-3.1.18.

CLIFTON GROVE, store carrier, Y8.115. Built 1883, 249grt. Ex-collier (Y3.2260), in service as store carrier 22.1.19-6.3.19. Foundered 10.11.19

CLYDEBURN (ex-ARMORVIK), store carrier, Y8.12. Built 1902, 553grt. In service 29.9.14-21.10.14.

CLYDESDALE, store carrier, Y8.102. Built 1905, 394grt. In service 25.6.17-21.12.17.

CORNISHMAN (ex-NOMADIC), store carrier, Y8.113. Built 1891, 5749grt. In service 24.12.18-3.9.19.

CORTES, store carrier, Y8.60. Built 1884, 1275grt. In service 15.9.15-1.12.15. Sunk 26.4.17 in collision.

CRAGSIDE, store carrier, Y8.35. Built 1892, 513grt. In service as store carrier 5.11.14-29.12.15, collier (Y3.556) from 30.12.15.

CUNENE (ex-ADELAIDE), store carrier, Y8.121. Built 1911, 5898grt. In service 19.4.19-24.9.19.

DERWENT, store carrier, Y8.18. Built 1888, 830grt. In service as store carrier 8.8.14-3.3.15, collier (Y3.585) from 4.3.15, then Q-ship. In commissioned service as Q-ship 10.15-15.8.17 using names DERWENT, DUNCOMBE and LYDIA. Renamed DUNCOMBE 1916, collier again from 9.10.17.

DON, store carrier, Y8.4. Built 1892, 939grt. In service as store carrier 26.8.14-20.2.15, collier (Y3.561) from 21.2.15. Sunk 8.5.15 by U-boat off Coquet Island.

DUNVEGAN, store carrier, Y8.59 (same as Chalkis). Built 1883, 304grt. In service 8.9.15-2.10.15.

ECHO, store carrier, Y8.33. Built 1891, 961grt. In service as store carrier 6.11.14-8.1.15, collier (Y3.1709) from 22.8.17.

EGBA, store carrier, Y8.77. Built 1914, 4989grt. In service 16.3.18-22.11.18.

EMERALD, store carrier, Y8.72. Built 1904, 736grt. Ex-collier (Y3.653), ex-armament carrier (Y2.9), in service as store carrier 14.11.16-4.4.19.

ENDCLIFFE, store carrier, Y8.30. Built 1911, 368grt. In service as store carrier 3.11.14-29.3.15, collier (Y3.643) from 30.3.15.

EROS (ex-CERES), store carrier, Y8.52. Built 1900, 174grt. In service 6.5.15-24.2.16. Wrecked previous to 9.6.18.

ESKWOOD, store carrier, Y8.66. Built 1911, 791grt. Ex-collier (Y3.222), in service as store carrier 8.7.16-2.3.20.

FAIRY, store carrier, Y8.109. Built 1902, 249grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1991), in service as store carrier 23.11.18-30.12.18.

FARRALINE, store carrier, Y8.31. Built 1903, 1226grt. In service 3.11.14-21.6.15. Sunk 2.11.17 by U-boat off Ushant.

FAUVETTE, store carrier, later armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, Y8.44 (1914), MI.26 (on coming into service as ABS). Built 1912, 2644grt. Store carrier (Y8.44), in service 2.15-18.3.15; converted to armed boarding steamer, armed with 2-12pdr, in service 19.3.15. Mined 9.3.16 in North Sea.

FERNLEY, store carrier, Y8.95. Built 1901, 3820grt. Ex-collier (Y3.768), in service as store carrier 22.8.18-12.12.18, collier again 13.12.18.

FERRYHILL, store carrier, Y8.13. Built 1909, 411grt. in service as store carrier 4.10.14-28.5.15, collier (Y3.819) from 29.5.15, store carrier again from 7.6.15; collier again from 19.7.15. Sunk 30.1.18 by U-boat off Cape Antifer,

GERTIE, store carrier, Y8.40. Built 1902, 341grt. in service as store carrier 3.12.14-2.2.15, collier (Y3.494) from 3.2.15.

GOSFORTH, store carrier, Y8.61. Built 1898, 1077grt. Ex-collier (Y3.158) (ex-ALTONA), in service as store carrier 19.11.15-2.2.17, in commissioned service as fleet messenger (Y4.66) 3.2.17-3.11.19.

HAMPSHIRE, store carrier, Y8.69. Built 1908, 833grt. in service as store carrier 25.9.16-21.4.17, collier (Y3.2351) from 10.9.18.

HARMODIUS (ex-WARRNAMBOOL), store carrier, Y8.128. Built 1892, 3513grt. in service as store carrier 9.11.14-5.1.16 and 17.6.19-24.9.19. Later renamed KUT.

HARPERLEY, store carrier, Y8.119. Built 1906, 3990grt. In service 30.3.19-26.5.19.

HEBBLE, store carrier, Y8.3. Built 1891, 904grt. in service as store carrier 3.12.14-24.9.15, BDV store carrier from 30.4.15. Mined 6.5.17 off Roker Pier, Sunderland. Also carried pendants Y2.27 (armament carrier) and Y3.1594 (collier).

HELMSMAN, store carrier, Y8.49. Built 1903, 458grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.4), in service as store carrier 31.3.15-8.9.19.

HERMISTON, store carrier, Y8.97. Built 1901, 4483grt. Ex-collier (Y3.471), in service as store carrier 5.9.18-20.12.18.

HODDER, store carrier, Y8.45. Built 1910, 1016grt. In service as store carrier 18.3.15-8.3.18, in commissioned service as fleet messenger (Y4.80) 9.3.18-22.3.19. Served in WW2.

HOVA, store carrier, Y8.112. Built 1910, 4264grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1321), in service as store carrier 12.18-18.8.19. Later renamed CRAWFORD CASTLE

HUNTSCLYDE, store carrier, Y8.132. Built 1904, 2705grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1644) (ex-ATHENA), in service as store carrier 18.6.19-5.9.19.

HUNTSCRAFT (ex-SUDMARK), store carrier, Y8.129. Built 1913, 5113grt. in service as store carrier 13.7.19-6.11.19. Later renamed CLAN MACKAY.

HUNTSGULF, store carrier, Y8.133. Built 1892, 3185grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1748) (ex-SERIPHOS), in service as store carrier 26.6.19-28.10.19.

IMMINGHAM, store carrier, Y8.50. Built 1906, 2083grt. In service as accommodation ship and store carrier from 10.14. Sunk 6.6.15 in collision off Mudros.

JUNIN, store carrier, Y8.108. Built 1907, 4536grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1313), in service as store carrier 26.10.18-3.2.19.

KASSALA, store carrier, Y8.88. Built 1897, 3825grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.125), ex-collier (Y3.542), in service as store carrier 27.6.18-21.9.18, collier again 22.9.18.

LARNE (ex-ALDENHAM), store carrier, Y8.98. Built 1894, 3808grt. In service 2.9.18-1.1.19.

LEICESTER, store carrier, Y8.23. Built 1891, 1001grt. In service from 12.10.14. Mined 12.2.16 off Folkestone Pier.

LIBERTY, store carrier, Y8.68. Built 1890, 895grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.44), in service as store carrier 25.7.16-15.4.19.

LORD ANTRIM, store carrier, Y8.107. Built 1902, 4269grt. Ex-collier (Y3.748), in service as store carrier 16.10.18-1.2.19.

LOSSIE (ex-HALLER), store carrier, Y8.39. Built 1896, 379grt. In service as BDV store carrier 1.12.14-12.4.17. Reported lost c5.9.17, still listed 1920.

LUCENT, store carrier, Y8.64. Built 1879, 1409grt. in service as store carrier 15.2.16-16.3.16, collier (Y3.1103) from 17.3.16. Sunk 12.2.17 by U-boat off the Lizard.

LUTTERWORTH, store carrier, Y8.24. Built 1891, 994grt. In service 12.10.14-22.10.15.

M. J. HEDLEY, store carrier, decoy or Q-ship, Y8.89. Built 1891, 449grt. In commissioned service as Q ship, also STORE CARRIER 89 from 27.6.18. Capsized and sank 4.10.18 while coaling in Barry Docks.

MACCLESFIELD, store carrier, Y8.55. Built 1914, 1018grt. In service 12.6.15-25.7.16.

MERSEY, store carrier, Y8.9. Built 1906, 1087grt. In service 17.9.14-20.6.17.

MOORGATE, store carrier, Y8.100. Built 1907, 3813grt. Ex-collier (Y3.668) (ex-ARNELL), in service as store carrier 26.9.18-20.12.18, collier again 13.1.19. Sold, delivered 25.7.19, renamed TEWKESBURY, total loss about 25.3.20.

NASCOPIE, store carrier, Y8.78. Built 1912, 2475grt. in service as store carrier 15.3.18-20.6.18 and 7.12.18-6.6.19.

NIDD, store carrier, Y8.43. Built 1900, 996grt. in service as store carrier 6.2.15-29.3.15, collier (Y3.598) from 30.3.15, BDV store carrier 3.7.15-29.3.16.

NIGERIA, store carrier, Y8.70. Built 1901, 3755grt. In service from 8.11.16. While serving as depot ship at Murmansk, caught fire 8.3.17, constructive loss.

NORFOLK COAST, store carrier, Y8.6. Built 1910, 782grt. In service 11.9.14-26.10.14. Sunk 18.6.18 by U-boat off Flamborough Head.

NOTTS (ex-NOTTINGHAM), store carrier, Y8.22. Built 1891, 1045grt. In service 12.10.14-16.7.16.

OCEAN TRANSPORT, store carrier, Y8.120. Built 1913, 4643grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.73), ex-collier (Y3.769), in service as store carrier 17.4.19-28.8.19.

PALM BRANCH, store carrier, Y8.91. Built 1897, 3891grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1475) (ex-RANGOON), in service as store carrier 18.7.18-31.1.19.

RAYFORD (ex-BLANCHE ROCK), store carrier, Y8.41. Built 1894, 471grt. in service as store carrier 5.1.15-24.3.15, collier (Y3.642) from 25.3.15.

RIEVAULX ABBEY, store carrier, Y8.47. Built 1908, 1166grt. in service as store carrier 13.3.15-29.5.15, armament carrier (Y2.56) from 27.8.15. Mined 3.9.16 near Rosse Spit Buoy, Humber.

SEA SERPENT, store carrier, Y8.29. Built 1898, 902grt. In service 3.11.14-15.4.15. Mined 23.3.16 off Folkestone Pier.

SIBIR, store carrier, Y8.135. Built 1903, 2907grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1968) (ex-DOVEDALE), in service as store carrier 7.7.19-11.10.19

SKIPPER, store carrier, Y8.34. Built 1904, 356grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.7) (ex-SWYN), in service as BDV store carrier 6.11.14-19.5.19.

SOLFELS, store carrier, Y8.134. Built 1913, 5821grt. In service 25.6.19-13.11.19.

SPORTSMAN, store carrier, Y8.79. Built 1914, 572grt. In service 15.3.18-9.2.19.

STAVELEY, store carrier, Y8.25. Built 1891, 1041grt. In service 12.10.14-8.7.16.

STEERSMAN, store carrier, Y8.48. Built 1909, 582grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.2), in service as store carrier 29.9.14-13.3.19.

STEPHEN, store carrier, Y8.82. Built 1910, 4435grt. In service 15.5.18-12.4.19.

SUSQUEHANNA, store carrier, Y8.93. Built 1896, 3711grt. Ex-armament carrier (Y2.220), ex-collier (Y3.1564) (ex-MOUNT SEPHAR), in service as store carrier 1.8.18-16.11.18

TEES, store carrier, Y8.14. Built 1911, 533grt. In service 4.10.14-7.2.15.

TEESSIDER, store carrier, Y8.62. Built 1909, 1184grt. In service 6.1.16-3.6.16

TELAMON, store carrier, Y8.87. Built 1904, 4509grt. In service 9.6.18-21.9.18.

THESEUS, store carrier, Y8.65. Built 1908, 6724grt. in service as store carrier 26.2.16-23.4.16, collier (Y3.1746) from 2.9.17.

THESPIS, store carrier, Y8.104. Built 1901, 4343grt. In service 24.9.18-10.7.19.

TRELAWNEY, store carrier, Y8.96. Built 1907, 3877grt. Ex-collier (Y3.278), in service as store carrier 23.8.18-27.11.18.

TROSTAN (ex-JERSEY), store carrier, Y8.1 (also Whie Head). Built 1883, 1624grt. in service as store carrier 8.14-19.12.14, armament carrier (Y2.31) from 20.12.14.

VICTOR, store carrier, Y8.26. Built 1907, 435grt. In service as store carrier 16.10.14-31.3.15, collier (Y3.640) from 1.4.15, renamed AVIATOR 1917, fleet messenger (Y4.81) 10.8.18-21.1.19.

VOLANA, store carrier, Y8.8. Built 1913, 616grt. In service 31.8.14-22.5.20.

VOLHYNIA, store carrier, Y8.5. Built 1911, 617grt. in service as store carrier 12.9.14-5.11.14, collier (Y3.443) from 6.11.14, store carrier again 12.1.15-8.2.19. Later renamed GOWER COAST.

VOLTURNUS, store carrier, Y8.7. Built 1913, 615grt. In service 1.9.14-1.11.19. Mined 11.19 off the Scottish Coast.

WAR CASTLE, store carrier, Y8.124. Built 1918, 5685grt. Ex-collier (Y3.2377), in service as store carrier 15.5.19-11.10.19. Renamed BRADCLYDE 1919.

WAR CYPRESS, store carrier, Y8.131. Built 1917, 5167grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1883), in service as store carrier 22.6.19-3.11.19. Sold, delivered 1.12.19, renamed LEOPOLD L. D.

WAR DOWN, store carrier, Y8.116. Built 1918, 3099grt. Ex-collier (Y3.2455), in service as store carrier 5.2.19-9.7.19. Sold, delivered 27.10.19, renamed GRAIG.

WAR GASCON, store carrier, Y8.122. Built 1919, 5180grt. In service 9.5.19-28.8.19. Sold, delivered 18.9.19, renamed ZOVETTO.

WAR GRANGE, store carrier, Y8.118. Built 1917, 3110grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1898), in service as store carrier 11.3.19-31.7.19. Sold 9.8.19, renamed GIGLIO.

WAR LEMUR, store carrier, Y8.99. Built 1918, 5185grt. Ex-collier (Y3.2254), in service as store carrier 25.9.18-1.19. Sold, delivered 27.1.19, renamed VERENTIA.

WAR MAGPIE, store carrier, Y8.137. Built 1918, 5205grt. Ex-collier (Y3.2335), in service as store carrier 30.7.19-13.11.19. Sold, delivered 24.11.19, renamed ARABISTAN.

WAR MANGO, store carrier, Y8.106. Built 1918, 2499grt. in service as store carrier 6.10.18-25.1.19, collier (Y3.2359) from 26.1.19. Sold, delivered 26.10.19, renamed WARCUTA.

WAR MUSIC, store carrier, Y8.136. Built 1918, 6498grt. Ex-collier (Y3.2441), in service as store carrier 7.7.19-3.9.19. Sold, delivered 3.9.19, renamed GLENSPEY.

WAR WOLF, store carrier, Y8.127. Built 1917, 5875grt. Ex-collier (Y3.2001), in service as store carrier 22.5.19-3.10.19. Sold, delivered 17.10.19, renamed COMMANDANT MAGES,

WATERLAND, store carrier, Y8.28. Built 1903, 494grt. In service as store carrier 25.10.14-22.3.15, collier (Y3.597) from 23.3.15.

WEARSIDER, store carrier, Y8.110. Built 1912, 597grt. In salvage service 7.11.18-18.1.19.

WELSHMAN, store carrier, Y8.123. Built 1891, 5730grt. In service 25.5.19-5.11.19.

WENNING (ex-EMDEN), store carrier, Y8.19. Built 1887, 787grt. In service as store carrier 8.10.14-1.2.15, armament carrier (Y2.39) from 2.2.15.

WESTBOROUGH, store carrier, Y8.84. Built 1901, 3811grt. Ex-collier (Y3.195) (ex-BEECHLEY), in service as store carrier 23.4.18-5.12.18.

WESTPHALIA, store carrier, Y8.27. Built 1913, 1030grt. In service as store carrier 21.10.14-14.6.16, in commissioned service as Q ship, 1467grt from 7.3.17. Purchased 21.11.17, also named CULLIST, HAYLING, JURASSIC and PRIM. Sunk 13.2.18 by U-boat in the Irish Sea.

WHARFE, store carrier, Y8.2. Built 1890, 914grt. in service as store carrier 26.8.14-2.15, collier (Y3.2419) from 14.11.18.

WHINHILL, store carrier, Y8.11. Built 1914, 478grt. Also assigned pendent Y5.7 (frozen meat ship).

WHITE HEAD, store carrier, Y8.1 (also Trostan). Built 1880, 1172grt. In service as store carrier 31.8.14-27.10.14, in commissioned service as Special Service Ship from 18.7.15. Sunk 15.10.17 by U-boat 40 miles NNE of Suda Bay.

WIRRAL, store carrier, Y8.85. Built 1890, 308grt. Q ship, in commissioned service as STORE CARRIER 85 from 29.7.18-1.4.19. Sold, renamed STRYMON.

WOONAS, store carrier, Y8.21. Not traced.

YARBOROUGH, store carrier, Y8.130. Built 1900, 3077grt. Ex-collier (Y3.1063), in service as store carrier 14.6.19-24.9.19.

Other Vessels Listed as Stores Carriers

Kite balloon ships - see HECTOR (Y8.103), MENELAUS (Y8.138)

Mine Carriers (Y6) - see ARNO (Y8.67), COVE (Y8.117)

Hired trawler - see BRITANNIA

Whaler - see BJORN

Torpedo sub-depot ship - see ARO (Y8.126)

Squadron Supply Ships (Y9) - see HIRONDELLE (Y8.54), UMTALI (Y8.90), WEXFORD COAST (Y8.80)

Lighters and Barges Listed as Dockyard Store Carrier

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49. SQUADRON SUPPLY SHIPS


Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

Pendant Nos Y9.1-30

Y9.1 - Peshawur, Y9.2 - Palma, Y9.3 - Chinkoa, Y9.4 - Crown Of Castile, Y9.5 - Baralong, Y9.6 - Crown of Galicia, Y9.7 - Indrani, Y9.8 - Baron Ardrossan, Y9.9 - Muritai, Y9.10 - Netherby Hall, Y9.11 - Floridian, Y9.12 - Intombi, Y9.13 - Statesman, Y9.15 - Crown of Arragon, Y9.16 - Alcinous, Y9.17 - Hirondelle, Y9.18 - Wildrake, Y9.19 - Vanellus, Y9.20 - Whimbrel, Y9.21 - Tringa, Y9.22 - Zaria, Y9.24 - Jabiru, Y9.25 - Manco, Y9.26 - Umgeni, Y9.27 - Umtali, Y9.28 - Egret, Y9.29 - Albatross, Y9.30 - Intaba.

Y9 numbers not listed or assigned - Battenhall, Carrigan Head, Chantala, Civilian, Clan Macgillivray, Clan Macquarrie, Crown of Galicia, Empire, Glenturret, Lakonia, Stephen Furness, Swanley, Torr Head.


ALCINOUS, squadron supply ship, Y9.16. Built 1900, 6743grt. In commissioned service 3.8.14-19.12.14, flew white ensign.

BARALONG, squadron supply ship, Y9.5. Built 1901, 4192grt. In commissioned service 2.8.14-12.11.16, flew white ensign; Q ship, armed with 3-12pdr, also WYANDRA 3.15-22.10.16, MANICA 1916.

BARON ARDROSSAN, squadron supply ship, Y9.8. Built 1905, 4319grt. In commissioned service 5.8.14-18.8.16, flew white ensign; collier (Y3.1655) from 17.6.17.

BATTENHALL, squadron supply ship. Built 1901, 2174grt. In service 1.8.14-30.9.14, flew red ensign. Renamed CAPELHALL 1916. Collier (Y3.1812) from 1.10.17. Later renamed HILLTOWN.

CARRIGAN HEAD, squadron supply ship (Y9.14), later Q-ship, later commissioned escort or convoy escort ship, mercantile conversion, MI.22 (6.18). Built 1901, 4201grt. In service as squadron supply ship, 4.8.14-1.4.16; as Q-ship Q.4 armed with 1-4in, 2-12pdr, 1.6.16-2.8.17; as commissioned escort ship with 2-6in, 2-4in, 2-11in A/S howitzers, 3.8.17-25.2.19.  Log Book Availability. North Atlantic convoys.

CHANTALA, squadron supply ship. Built 1913, 4949grt. In service 14.8.14-31.8.14, flew red ensign. Sunk 5.4.16 by submarine off Cape Bengut.

CHINKOA (ex-ARABISTAN), squadron supply ship, Y9.3. Built 1913, 5222grt. In service 3.8.14-19.12.14, flew red ensign.

CIVILIAN, squadron supply ship. Built 1902, 7871grt. In service 14.8.14-25.8.14, flew red ensign. Sunk 6.10.17 by submarine off Alexandria.

CLAN MACGILLIVRAY, squadron supply ship. Built 1911, 5023grt. In service 15.8.14-14.9.14, flew red ensign.

CLAN MACQUARRIE, squadron supply ship. Built 1913, 5060grt. In service 15.8.14-14.9.14, flew red ensign.

CROWN OF ARRAGON, squadron supply ship, Y9.15. Built 1905, 4500grt. In commissioned service 3.8.14-24.4.15, flew white ensign. Sunk 24.6.17 by submarine 124 miles SW of Bishop Rock.

CROWN OF CASTILE, squadron supply ship, Y9.4. Built 1905, 4505grt. In commissioned service 2.8.14-22.2.15, flew white ensign. Sunk 30.3.15 by submarine 31 miles SW of Bishop Rock.

CROWN OF GALICIA, squadron supply ship, Y9.6. Built 1906, 4821grt. In commissioned service 3.8.14-23.1.15, flew white ensign. Later renamed CENTURION.

EGRET, squadron supply ship, Y9.28. Built 1903, 1394grt. In service 16.1.15-24.3.15, flew red ensign; collier (Y3.1788) from 26.7.17.

EMPIRE, squadron supply ship. Built 1902, 4496grt. In service 8.8.14-30.1.15, flew red ensign.

FLORIDIAN, squadron supply ship, Y9.11. Built 1913, 4777grt. In commissioned service 3.8.14-9.7.16, flew white ensign. Sunk 4.2.17 by submarine 200 miles W of Fastnet.

GLENTURRET, squadron supply ship. Built 1896, 4696grt. In service 14.8.14-26.8.14, flew red ensign, collier (Y3.340) from 1914.

HIRONDELLE, squadron supply ship, Y9.17. Built 1890, 1648grt. In commissioned service 4.8.14-7.6.15, flew white ensign, BDV water carrier from 8.6.15, also carried store carrier pendant No (Y8.54). Sunk 25.4.17 by submarine SE of Belle Isle.

INDRANI, squadron supply ship, Y9.7. Built 1888, 3640grt. In commissioned service 4.8.14-3.10.14, flew white ensign. Sunk 27.6.15 by submarine 40 miles W of the Smalls.

INTOMBI, squadron supply ship, Y9.12. Built 1912, 4253grt. In commissioned service 4.8.14-10.3.15, flew white ensign.

JABIRU, squadron supply ship, Y9.24. Built 1911, 1703grt. In service 3.12.14-5.5.16, flew red ensign; collier (Y3.1671) from 3.7.17.

LAKONIA, squadron supply ship. Built 1899, 4686grt. In service 15.8.14-4.9.14, flew red ensign.

MANCO, squadron supply ship, Y9.25. Built 1908, 2984grt. In commissioned service 10.12.14-10.15, flew white ensign, A/P depot from 4.15.

MURITAI, squadron supply ship, Y9.9. Built 1910, 7280grt. In commissioned service 3.8.14-12.2.15, flew white ensign, renamed PORT VICTOR 1914

NETHERBY HALL (ex-GLENEARN), squadron supply ship, Y9.10. Built 1905, 4461grt. In commissioned service 3.8.14-22.1.15, flew white ensign. Sunk 10.1.17 by MOWE 300 miles off Pernambuco.

PALMA, squadron supply ship, Y9.2. Built 1903, 7632grt. In commissioned service 2.8.14-5.3.15, flew white ensign.

PESHAWUR, squadron supply ship, Y9.1. Built 1905, 7634grt. In commissioned service 3.8.14-2.5.15, flew white ensign. Sunk 9.10.17 by submarine SE of Ballyquintin Point, County Down.

STATESMAN, squadron supply ship, Y9.13. Built 1895, 6153grt. In commissioned service 4.8.14-7.3.15, flew white ensign. Sunk 3.11.16 by submarine 200 miles E of Malta.

STEPHEN FURNESS, squadron supply ship (Y9.23), later armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, MI.27 (on coming into service as ABS), MI.23 (1.18). Built 1910, 1712grt, 14.5kts. Squadron supply ship, in service 1.12.14-7.3.16; converted to armed boarding steamer, armed with 2-4.7in, in service 8.3.16. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea. Sunk 13.12.17 by UB.64 near Belfast Lough.

SWANLEY, squadron supply ship. Built 1903, 4641grt. In service 24.2.15-10.8.16, flew red ensign, renamed ARGALIA 8.16. Sunk 6.8.17 by submarine 81 miles NW of Tory Island.

TORR HEAD, squadron supply ship. Built 1894, 5911grt. In service 15.8.14-14.9.14, flew red ensign. Sunk 20.4.17 by submarine 160 miles NW of Fastnet.

TRINGA, squadron supply ship, Y9.21. Built 1913, 2154grt. In service 28.11.14-24.6.15. Sunk 26.11.15 by submarine off Malta.

UMGENI, squadron supply ship, Y9.26. Built 1898, 2622grt. In service 23.12.14-17.4.16, flew red ensign; armament carrier (Y2.107). Foundered 9.11.17.

UMTALI, squadron supply ship, Y9.27. Built 1896, 2622grt. In commissioned service 3.1.15-10.4.16, flew white ensign; store carrier (Y8.90), armament carrier (Y2.106).

VANELLUS, squadron supply ship, Y9.19. Built 1912, 1797grt. In commissioned service 7.11.14-8.10.15, flew white ensign. Mined 1.10.16 off Havre Roads.

WHIMBREL, squadron supply ship, Y9.20. Built 1907, 1655grt. In service 14.11.14-5.5.15, flew red ensign.

WILDRAKE (ex-DRAKE), squadron supply ship, Y9.18. Built 1908, 2267grt. In service 8.10.14-20.5.15, flew red ensign, renamed DRAKE 11.14. Sunk 30.9.17 by S/M gunfire.

ZARIA, squadron supply ship, Y9.22. Built 1904, 3549grt (later 4816grt), In commissioned service 26.11.14-30.7.19, flew white ensign, A/P depot at Longhope from 5.15.

Other Vessels Listed as Squadron Supply Ships

Flotilla Supply Ships (numerical 1-9) - see ALBATROSS (Y9.29, ex-No 5), INTABA (Y9.30, ex-No 4)







50. WATER TANK VESSELS
Local water supply at bases


CHESTER, water tank vessel. Launched 14.3.61 Laird. Built of iron, 234 tons, 105(pp)x18ft. 90ihp. Served at Malta. Sold 12.25 at Malta.

ELIZABETH, water tank vessel. Launched 4.3.73 Maudslay. Built of iron, 370 tons, 115(pp)x22x8ft. 220ihp. Served at Portsmouth Sold 7.1.21, renamed FAWLEY.

SHAMROCK, water tank vessel. Launched 11.8.73 Pearse, Stockton. Built of iron, 118 tons, 74(pp)x13x6ft. 163ihp. Served at Haulbowline. Renamed ST. PATRICK 11.17. Transferred to Irish Government, 15.5.23.

ECHO, water tank vessel. Launched 4.87 Sunderland SB. 150 tons, 72(pp)x15x6ft. 100ihp. Ex-LUDA, bought. 4.87. Served at Gibraltar, also as tug, flew white ensign 1918. Sold 5.10.28 Plymouth & Devonport S Bkg Co.


 Asp-class

ASP, water tank vessel, Asp-class. Launched 15.10.90 Green, Blackwall. 330 tons, 115(pp)x22x7ft. 300ihp. Served at Sheerness. Sold 1947.

CHUB, water tank vessel, Asp-class. Launched 17.2.97 Lobnitz. 330 tons, 115(pp)x22x7ft. 300ihp. Served at Simonstown. Sold 17.6.32 in South Africa.

MONKEY, water tank vessel, Asp-class. Launched 21.12.96 Lobnitz. 330 tons, 115(pp)x22x7ft. 300ihp. Served at Malta. Bombed 26.4.42 at Malta, BU in 4.43.

TORTOISE, water tank vessel, Asp-class. Launched 4.3.97 Lobnitz. 330 tons, 115(pp)x22x7ft. 300ihp. Served at Portland. On sale list 1946.


Minx-class

AID, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 10.9.00 Willoughby, Plymouth. 390 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Gosport. Sold c1948.

BLOSSOM, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 15.5.01 Bow McLachlan. 390 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Gibraltar, flew white ensign 1915-18. BU 1961.

CHERUB, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched "complete" 7.01 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 390 tons,120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Hong Kong. Lost 12.41 at Hong Kong.

CLINKER, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 23.2.01 Willoughby, Plymouth. 390 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Sheerness. Sold 1948.

CREOLE, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 29.8.02 Bow McLachlan. 390 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Bermuda. Sold 1948.

HESPER, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched "complete" 5.01 Hong Kong and Whampoa. 390 tons,120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at China. Sold 3.23 at Wei Hai Wei.

MINX, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 13.6.00 Cox. 390 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Devonport. On sale list 1946.

FAITHFUL, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 2.6.03 Bow McLachlan. 395 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Gosport, flew white ensign 1915-18. On sale list 1948.

HELPFUL, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 30.9.02 Bow McLachlan. 395 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Malta. Sold 1.9.33.

PROVIDER, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 10.2.03 Bow McLachlan. 395 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served at Gosport, flew white ensign 1915-18. On sale list 1946.

RIPPLE, water tank vessel, Minx-class. Launched 1904 Foster, Balmain, NSW. 395 tons, 120(oa), 115(pp)x21x9ft. 300ihp, 9kts. Served in Australia. To RAN 7.13. Sold after 1925.


Despatch-class

DESPATCH, water tank vessel, Despatch-class. Launched 29.2.04 Bow McLachlan. 405 tons, 115(pp)x21x10ft. TE 300ihp. Served at Devonport. Renamed DESPOT 12.18. Sold 1946, renamed DESPOTE.

PELTER, water tank vessel, Despatch-class. Launched 19.3.04 Day Summers. 405 tons, 115(pp)x21x10ft. TE 300ihp. Served at Portsmouth. On sale list 1946.

SUPPLY, water tank vessel, Despatch-class. Launched 10.1.10 Cox. 405 tons, 115(pp)x21x10ft. TE 300ihp. Served at Devonport. Sold 10.47, renamed ROSINA M.

URGENT, water tank vessel, Despatch-class. Launched 19.10.10 Cox. 425 tons, 115(pp)x21x10ft. TE 300ihp. Served at Sheerness. Hulked 1949, sold c1960.

ZEALOUS, water tank vessel, Despatch-class. Launched 29.8.13 Hall Russell. 415 tons, 115(pp)x21x10ft. TE 300ihp. Served at Rosyth. Renamed ZEST 12.18, ZEAL 1945. Sold 2.49.


PET-class

PETRONEL, water tank vessel (two of class served as petrol/spirit carriers), X.79 (7.17), X.52 (1.18). Launched 27.4.18 Dunlop Bremner. 1024 tons, 155(pp)x28x11ft. TE 500ihp, 9kts. Sold 6.47, renamed PASS OF GLENCOE.



 Innis-Group, bought 1915

INNISFREE, water tank vessel, Launched 8.4.13 McGregor, Kirkintilloch. 96grt, 66(pp)x18ft. Bought 7.9.15. Sold 24.11.20 to Norway.

INNISINVER, water tank vessel. Launched 20.5.13 Jeffery, Alloa. 127grt, 74(pp)x18ft. Bought 14.8.15. Sold 7.20.

INNISJURA, water tank vessel. Launched 19.6.13 Jeffery, Alloa. 127grt, 74(pp)x18ft. Bought 2.10.15. Sold 1920

INNISSHANNON, water tank vessel, X.32 (1.18) Launched 7.4.13 Chalmers, Rutherglen. 238grt, 115(pp)x21ft. Bought 16.9.15. Sold 2.21.

INNISTRAHULL, water tank vessel. Launched 1913 Chalmers, Rutherglen. 238grt, 115(pp)x21ft. Bought 15.9.15. Lost 1916.

INNISULVA, water tank vessel. Launched 16.4.14 Chalmers, Rutherglen. 255grt, 115(pp)x21ft. Bought 30.9.15. Sold 13.3.20.


German Prizes

GIBRALTAR (ex-SCHNEEFELS), described as water carrier, but listed under water tank vessels. Built 1913, 5832grt, Germanprize. In service 1.6.15-8.16, served in the Mediterranean, flew red-ensign. Renamed POLESCAR.

POLSHANNON (ex-BIRKENFELS), described as water carrier, but listed under water tank vessels, P.72 (1915), X.25(1.16), X.54 (1.18). Built 1910, 6121grt, German prize. In service from 3.9.15, served in the Mediterranean, flew blue-ensign. Sold4.7.21, renamed PINNA.


Other Possible Water Tank Vessels

KRINI, described as water carrier, but listed under water tank vessels. Hired 22.5.15, later bought. Sold 16.10.19.

PHIDO, described as water carrier, but listed under water tank vessels. No other details.

SKAAREHOLME, described as water carrier, but listed under water tank vessels. Built 1899, 138grt. Served atFalmouth, 19.6.18 to 25.7.19.


Water Carriers listed as Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries

HUNGERFORD, SAN PATRICIO, SUNIK


Lighters and Barges Listed as Water Boats

BERIEN, DAMPER, HOPTANK, QUENCHER







51. LANDING CRAFT


  X-Lighters

Designed by James Pollock & Sons, primarily for Dardanelles landing operations. Production received top priority; reported as successful and versatile craft. Most sold by 1925, although 32 served in World War 2. At least 17 lighters believed transferred to Indian Government

X.1 to X.200, landing craft, X-lighters. Ordered 2.15, launched 4.15 to 7.15, nearly all delivered by 8.15. 160 tons/130grt, 105(pp)x21x3.5ft. Oil engine, ranged from 30-92bhp.

X.1, built Ropner.

X.2, built Ropner.

X.3, built Ropner. Renamed OYSTER as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.4, built Ropner.

X.5, built Head Wrightson.

X.6, built Head Wrightson.

X.7, built Head Wrightson.

X.8, built Laing. Renamed TANKARD as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.9, built Laing.

X.10, built Laing.

X.11, built Laing.

X.12, built Laing.

X.13, built Laing.

X.14, built Austin.

X.15, built Austin.

X.16, built Austin.

X.17, built Austin.

X.18, built Austin.

X.19, built Craig Taylor.

X.20, built Craig Taylor.

X.21, built Craig Taylor.

X.22, built Craig Taylor. Served as Q-ship.

X.23, built Craig Taylor.

X.24, built Craig Taylor.

X.25, built Craig Taylor.

X.26, built Craig Taylor.

X.27-X.38 (12), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.39, built Osbourne Graham.

X.40, built Osbourne Graham.

X.41, built Osbourne Graham.

X.42, built Osbourne Graham. Renamed LOBSTER as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.43, built Osbourne Graham.

X.44, built Osbourne Graham.

X.45, built Osbourne Graham.

X.46, built Osbourne Graham.

X.47, built Osbourne Graham.

X.48, built Richardson Duck.

X.49, built Richardson Duck.

X.50, built Richardson Duck.

X.51, built Richardson Duck.

X.52, built Richardson Duck.

X.53, built Richardson Duck.

X.54, built Sunderland SB.

X.55, built Sunderland SB.

X.56, built Sunderland SB.

X.57, built Sunderland SB.

X.58, built Sunderland SB.

X.59, built Sunderland SB.

X.60, built Sunderland SB.

X.61, built Sunderland SB.

X.62, built Sunderland SB.

X.63, built Sunderland SB.

X.64, built Sunderland SB.

X.65, built Sunderland SB.

X.66, built Sunderland SB.

X.67, built Sunderland SB.

X.68, built Sunderland SB.

X.69, built Short.

X.70, built Short.

X.71, built Short.

X.72, built Short.

X.73, built Short.

X.74, built Short.

X.75, built Short. Renamed MOILER as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.76, built Short.

X.77, built Short. Renamed WINKLE as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.78, built Short. Renamed COCKLE as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.79-X.89 (11), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.90, built Caledon.

X.91, built Caledon.

X.92, built Caledon.

X.93, built Ramage & Ferguson. Renamed BEAKER as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.94, built Ramage & Ferguson.

X.95, possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.96, possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.. Renamed L.14 as water carrier.

X.97-X.99 (3), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.100, built Dobson. Renamed TOILER as oil or water carrier, 1915-16

X.101-X.105 (5), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.106, possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.. Renamed SHRIMP as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.107-X.117 (11), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.118, built J. L. Thompson. Renamed L.11 as water carrier.

X.119, built J. L. Thompson.

X.120, built J. L. Thompson.

X.121, built J. L. Thompson.

X.122, built J. L. Thompson.

X.123, built J. L. Thompson.

X.124, possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.. Renamed PITCHER as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.125-126 (2), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.127, possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.. Renamed L.9 as water carrier.

X.128, possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.. Renamed FLAGON as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.129, possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.130, built Cochrane.

X.131, built Cochrane. Renamed L.10 as water carrier.

X.132, built Cochrane.

X.133, built Cochrane.

X.134, built Cochrane.

X.135, built Cochrane.

X.136-X.138 (3), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.139, built Doxford.

X.140, built Doxford.

X.141, built Doxford.

X.142, built Doxford.

X.143, built Doxford.

X.144, built Doxford.

X.145, built Doxford.

X.146, built Doxford.

X.147, built Doxford.

X.148, built Doxford.

X.149, built Doxford.

X.150, built Doxford.

X.151, built Doxford.

X.152, built Doxford.

X.153, built Doxford.

X.154, built Teesside Bridge.

X.155, built Teesside Bridge.

X.156-X.159 (4), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.160, possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.. Renamed MUSSEL as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.161-X.166 (6), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.167, built Beardmore.

X.168, built Beardmore.

X.169, built Beardmore.

X.170-X.175 (6), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.176, built Swan Hunter.

X.177, built Swan Hunter.

X.178, built Swan Hunter.

X.179, built George Brown.

X.180, built George Brown.

X.181, built Blumer.

X.182, built Blumer. Renamed L.1 as water carrier.

X.183, built Blumer.

X.184, built Blumer.

X.185, built Blumer.

X.186-X.190 (5), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.191, built Robert Thompson.

X.192, built Robert Thompson.

X.193, built Robert Thompson.

X.194, built Robert Thompson.

X.195, built Robert Thompson.

X.196, built Robert Thompson.

X.197, built Ropner.

X.198, built Ropner.

X.199, built Head Wrightson. Renamed PRAWN as oil or water carrier, 1915-16.

X.200, built Head Wrightson.
 

X.201 to X.225, landing craft, X-lighters. Ordered 2.16, launched 6.16 to 9.16. 137 tons/120grt, 98(pp)x20x3.5ft. Oil engine, ranged from 30-92bhp.

X.201, built Ailsa SB.

X.202, built Ailsa SB.

X.203, built Bow McLachlan.

X.204, built Bow McLachlan.

X.205, built George Brown.

X.206, built George Brown.

X.207, built Craig Taylor. Renamed C.83 as coal lighter.

X.208, built Craig Taylor.

X.209-X.215 (7), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.216, built Osbourne Graham.

X.217, built Osbourne Graham.

X.218-X.219 (2), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

X.220, built Simons.

X.221, built Simons.

X.222, built Sunderland SB.

X.223, built Sunderland SB. Renamed C.84 as coal lighter.

X.224-X.225 (2), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.


DX.1 to DX.25, landing craft, "dumb" X-lighters. Launched late 1916. 137 tons, 98(pp)x20x3ft. Similar to X.201 series, but dumb lighters i.e. without engines; to be towed by X-lighters or other vessels.

DX.1, built Craig Taylor.DX.2, built Craig Taylor.

DX.3-DX.10 (8), possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

DX.11, built Harkess.

DX.12, built Harkess.

DX.14, possibly built by Blyth SB, Eltringham, Northumberland SB or Readhead.

DX.15, built Osbourne Graham.

DX.16, built Osbourne Graham.

DX.17, built Short.

DX.18, built Short.

DX.19, built Short.

DX.20, built Short.

DX.21, built Simons.

DX.22, built Simons.

DX.23, built Robert Thompson.

DX.24, built Robert Thompson.

DX.25, built Robert Thompson.


 Y-Lighters

Y.1 to 90, landing craft, Y-lighters. Box-like hull to carry troops and equipment. Dumb lighters i.e. without engines; to be towed or equipped with outboard engines.

Y.1-29. Ordered from 2.15, delivered by 4.15. Built of steel, 4.5 tons (avg). 34(oa)x11x3.25(dhd)ft.

Y.30-60. Ordered from 2.15, delivered by 4.15. Built of wood, 3.75 tons (avg). 34(oa)x11x3.25(dhd)ft.

Y.61-90. Delivered by 6.15. Built of steel, 4.5 tons (avg). 34(oa)x11x3.25(dhd)ft.


Steel Barges

20 built for service in Mespotamia. 71(oa)x20x3ft. Dumb vessels to be towed by river craft





 

52. LIGHTERS and BARGES
(see also Section 58, Harbour Service for other lighters)


No. 10, lighter/barge. Served as BDV motor boat.

No. 21, lighter/barge, light ship. Served used as BDV gate vessel. Armament: 1-12pdr.

No. 51, lighter/barge, light ship. Served as BDV gate vessel: Armament: 1-12pdr.

No. 135, lighter/barge. Served as BDV motor boat.

No. 334, lighter/barge. Served as BDV engine repair vessel and water boat.

ALIBI (ex-ALBION), lighter/barge. Built 1887, 151grt, steam lighter. Served as BDV, 11.6.18-14.11.19.

ANEMONE, lighter/barge. Miscellaneous small craft, owned by J. T. Crampton & Co. Served 24.7.18-10.6.19.

ARAB, lighter/barge. Built 1901, 56grt, steam lighter. Served 31.7.17-23.4.19. Renamed ARABESQUE 4.18.

ARTHUR, lighter/barge. Dumb barge, owned by Plymouth & Oreston Timber Co. Served as BDV, 10.7.18-6.8.19.

BEE (ex-THAMES), lighter/barge. Built 1880, 320 displacement tons. Served as dockyard store carrier, renamed YC.128, 1915. Listed to 1921.

BERIEN (ex-HIBERNIA), lighter/barge. Built 1892, 94grt. Served as water boat at Scapa Flow, 10.12.17-27.3.19.

BETTY HANSON, lighter/barge. Built 1911, 63grt, dumb barge. Served as BDV 9.16-1918.

COCKLE, lighter/barge (ex-light vessel). Served as BDV gate vessel 7.15-1917.

CORONATION, lighter/barge. Built 1911, 95grt. Served as BDV water boat 1.2.16-6.3.20.

DAMPER (ex-No. 14), lighter/barge. 75grt. Owned by Aire & Calder. Served as water boat at Devonport 14.6.18-14.4.19.

DORA, lighter/barge. Built 1886, lighter. Owned by J. & J. Hay Ltd. Served as BDV, 13.12.17-3.1.19.

DRAGON, lighter/barge. Built 1914, 90grt. Served 2.7.15-18.2.16, and at Kirkwall 12.5.18-20.2.19. Renamed DRONE 5.18.

FAITH, lighter/barge. Built 1890 160grt, ex-pile barge. Served as BDV repair vessel, 18.11.15-24.6.20.

FARRIER (ex-FARADAY), lighter/barge. Built 1891, 102grt. Served at Rosyth, 17.6.18-18.3.19.

FENCIBLE, lighter/barge. Built 1914, 71grt, motor barge. Served for BDV stores 25.1.15, purchased 20.10.15. Listed to 1923.

GAINSBOROUGH, lighter/barge. Built 1896, 70grt, steam puffer. Served as BDV collier, 1.17-1919.

GARVIN (ex-GEORGE), lighter/barge. Built 1891, 155grt. Served 28.6.18-21.10.19.

GEORGE, lighter/barge. Dumb barge. Owned by H. & G. Ham. Served as BDV, 14.10.18-24.7.19.

HOPCAR (ex-PLA Hopper No. 14), lighter/barge. Built 1911, 583grt. Tender to CYCLOPS, 27.4.18-20.8.20.

HOPTANK (ex-Hopper No. 2), lighter/barge. Owned by Charlton & Co. Served as water boat at Scapa, 23.4.18-31.1.20.

I, lighter/barge. Built 1886, 72grt, steam lighter. Served as BDV from 3.8.14, bought 28.2.15.

L, lighter/barge. Built 1900, 77grt, steam lighter. Served as BDV from 4.8.14, bought 31.3.15.

LEVERHULME (ex-SUNLIGHT), lighter/barge. Built 1889, 108grt. Served 22.5.18-17.2.19.

LIFE BUOY, lighter/barge. Built 1894, 108grt. Served 22.5.18-19.3.19.

MARY & AGNES, lighter/barge. Built 1877, 104grt. Served as BDV maintenance lighter, 12.9.17-16.10.20.

NIPPER (ex-EVELYN), lighter/barge. Served 1917-1918.

NORMAN, lighter/barge. Built 1895, 85grt, steam boat. Tender to CRESCENT 11.9.14-24.11.19. Renamed NORM 4.18

OBERON, lighter/barge. Built 1899, 91grt, steam puffer. Served as BDV, 12.9.17-27.5.20.

OUSTON (ex-OUSE), lighter/barge. Built 1890, 84grt. Served 12.9.17-24.10.19.

QUENCHER (ex-No. 10), lighter/barge. 75grt. Owned by Aire & Calder. Served as water boat at Portsmouth, 5.6.18-14.4.19.

RACHEL, lighter/barge. Built 1892, 87grt. Served as BDV lighter on Humber, 29.4.15-3.1.17.

SWIFT, lighter/barge. Built 1894, 59grt. Served as BDV tender to CRESCENT 29.8.17-15.5.19. Renamed TIT 4.18

TEAL, lighter/barge. Built 1889, 131grt. Served as BDV at Milford Haven, 15.11.17-4.2.19.

THEODOSIA, lighter/barge. Built 1863, 90grt, dumb barge. Served as BDV, 13.8.15-1916.

THOMAS, lighter/barge. Built 1893, 120grt. Served as BDV barge tender at Immingham, 9.7.17-27.4.18.

TOGO, lighter/barge. Built 1905 70grt. Served as lighter at Immingham 19.8.17-27.4.18, and 31.7.18-18.10.18. Renamed TONGA 4.18.

W. N., lighter/barge. Built 1909, 114grt. Served as BDV lighter 14.9.17-24.12.19.

YC.16, lighter/barge, Admiralty yard craft. Served with boom defence.

YC.17, lighter/barge, Admiralty yard craft. Served with boom defence.

YC.94, lighter/barge, Admiralty yard craft. Served with boom defence.

YC.96, lighter/barge, Admiralty yard craft. Served with boom defence.

YC.296, lighter/barge, Admiralty yard craft. Served with boom defence.


Lighters and Barges Listed Above as Boom Defence Vessels

ALIBI (steam lighter BDV), ARTHUR (dumb barge BDV), BETTY HANSON (dumb barge BDV), COCKLE (ex-light vessel, BDV gate vessel), CORONATION (BDV water boat), DORA (BDV lighter), FAITH (ex-pile barge, BDV repair vessel), FENCIBLE (motor barge for BDV stores), GAINSBOROUGH (puffer collier for BDV ), GEORGE (dumb barge BDV), I (steam lighter BDV), L (steam lighter BDV), MARY & AGNES (BDV maintenance lighter), OBERON (puffer BDV), RACHEL (BDV lighter), SWIFT (BDV tender to CRESCENT), TEAL (BDV ), THEODOSIA (dumb barge BDV), THOMAS (BDV barge tender), W. N. (BDV lighter )

No. 10 (BDV motor boat), No. 21 (light ship used as BDV gate vessel), No. 51 (another light ship BDV gate vessel), No. 135 (BDV motor boat), No. 334 (BDV engine repair vessel and water boat)

YC.16, Admiralty yard craft (boom defence), YC.94, Admiralty yard craft (boom defence), YC.96, Admiralty yard craft (boom defence), YC.17, Admiralty yard craft (boom defence), YC.296, Admiralty yard craft (boom defence)


Lighters and Barges Listed as Dockyard Store Carrier

BEE


Lighters and Barges Listed as Water Boats

BERIEN, DAMPER, HOPTANK. QUENCHER


Lighters and Barges Listed as Tenders

HOPCAR (tender to CYCLOPS), NORMAN (tender to CRESCENT)







53. AIRCRAFT LIGHTERS


  Seaplane Towing Lighters

The lighters were designed with a rounded bow and square stern to carry one H.12, F.2 or F.3 type flying boat and towed by a destroyer or similar vessel. The aircraft entered from the stern. Twelve lighters, including H.3 were fitted with 2in pine-decking in 1918, and towed by a destroyer at high speed, enabled Camel-type wheeled aircraft to take off and land.

H.1-4 (4), seaplane towing lighters. Ordered 1.17, built by Thornycroft at Woolston. Completion tests began 18.6.17, further tests from 3.9.17.

H.5-54 (50), seaplane towing lighters. Additional 50 ordered 7.17, built by Royal Engineers at Government Shipyard, Richborough, Kent. Steel construction, 24 tons displacement, 58(oa)x16x7ft. First of group completed during 5.18, 31 delivered by 11.11.18, five more completed later, 14 lighters cancelled.


 Seaplane Docking Lighters

Similar to towing lighters, but with the addition of a shed to protect the seaplane - intended for H.8's - other than wing-tips and tail section. Postwar, most lighters were employed as dockyard craft, but were soon disposed of.

D.1-2, seaplane docking lighters. Built 1918. 60(oa)x18ft.

D.3-14, seaplane docking lighter. 70(oa)x19 ft. Two lighters known to have been cancelled.

 





54. SPECIAL SERVICE VESSELS

"Special Service Vessels" appear to be normally used in the context of Decoy or Q-ships. This section has them identified as Admiralty-owned tenders, yachts, ferry service vessels, ex-gunboats listed as miscellaneous, and ex-Russian Icebreakers


Transferred from War Department 1905-06

ADDER (ex-BURGOYNE), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1886, 125 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Renamed ATTENTIVE II, 7.19. Sold 31.1.23 Carriden S Bkg Co.

ADELAIDE (ex-MINER 18), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1904. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Named FIDGET until 1907, renamed ADDA 10.15, ST. ANGELO 12.33. Sold 6.37 at Malta.

BITER (ex-SIR WILLIAM REID), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1889, 110 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Sold 5.23 Dover S Bkg Co.

BOUNCER (ex-SIR RICHARD FLETCHER), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel, N.12 (1.18). Built 1886, 100 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Sold 14.5.20 F. Bevis.

ELFIN (ex-DUNDAS), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1887, 125 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Sold 29.2.28 Ward.

ESK (ex-SIR FRANCIS HEAD), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1889, 110 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Sold 6.20 W. P. Jobson.

FIREBRAND (ex-LORD HEATHFIELD), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1885, 125 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Sold 10.2.20 Stanlee.

GLEANER (ex-GENERAL STOTHARD), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1901, 160 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Sold 2.11.21 M. S. Hilton.

HASTY (ex-NAPIER OF MAGDALA), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1891, 144 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Named LINNET util 12.13. Sold 20.2.32 Reynolds, Torpoint.

HERON (ex-EMPRESS), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1885, 100 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Named EMPRESS until 11.06. Sold 20.9.23 J. Borrow.

NETTLE (ex-PENNAR), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel, N.74 (1.18). Built 1902, 130 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Sold 1934, renamed TOPMAST I.

PELICAN (ex-SIR JAMES JONES) tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1880, 100 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Renamed PETULANT 10.16. Sold 23.5.27 B. Zammitt, Malta.

PIGMY (ex-SIR LOTHIAN NICHOLSON), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1897, 100 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Broken up 5.38.

REDWING (ex-SIR CHARLES PASLEY) tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1893, 120 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. To be renamed REDSTART by order 23.6.16, cancelled 7.16. Sold 1930.

SKYLARK (ex-GENERAL ELLIOT), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1889, 110 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Sold 21.10.30 Ward.

STARLING (ex-Miner 17), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1904. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Sold 14.9.23 T. Round, Sunderland.

WEAZEL (ex-Sir W. Green), tender to depot ship or training establishment, described as special service vessel. Built 1886, 110 tons. Transferred to Navy from War Department 1905-06. Renamed STOAT 12.18. Sold 14.9.23.


Bought 1911 and 1913

ANT, tender, described as special service vessel. Bought on stocks 5.13, known as ANT (new) to 1919, launched 23.7.13 Murdoch & Murray. 545grt, 164(pp)x33 ft. Sold 12.6.24 G. Nichol, renamed RANGITOTO.

ELF (ex-RAINBOW), tender, described as special service vessel. Launched 1909 Thames IW. 180 tons, 115(pp)x18x5 ft. 300ihp, 11kts. Bought 1911. Sold 6.24 W. G. Keen.


Turkish Ships Seized While Building

WATERWITCH (ex-Turkish REHID PASHA seized while building), tender, described as special service vessel, P.91 (9.15),X.27 (1.16), X.78 (1.18). Launched 17.10.14 Fairfleld. 400 tons, 165(pp)x26x7ft. 615ihp, 13kts. Served as tender or despatch vessel in Mediterranean. Returned to Turkey 1921,renamed BOSPHORUS No. 71.

WAVE (ex-Turkish BUYAK ADA seized while building), tender, described as special service vessel, N.60 (9.15), X.79(1.18). Launched 1914 Rennie Forrestt. 400 tons, 165(pp)x26x7ft. 615ihp, 13kts. Served as tender or despatch vessel in Mediterranean. Renamed WAYWARD 11.19. Foundered in tow 11.11.22 off Anatolia.



  YACHTS

ALEXANDRA, Royal yacht, described as special service vessel, Portsmouth harbour pendant 4(1914). Launched 30.5.07 Inglis. 2050 tons, 300(oa), 275(pp)x40x12ft. Turbine 4500shp, 18kts. Armament: nil. Laid up at Portsmouth during the war. Sold 5.25, renamed PRINCE OLAF.

ENCHANTRESS, Admiralty yacht, described as special service vessel, Portsmouth harbour pendant 3 (1914).  Launched 7.11.03 Harland & Wolff. 3470 tons, 320(pp)x40x15ft. TE 6400ihp, 18kts. Armament: 4-3pdr. Laid up at Sheerness 1914. Sold 24.6.35 Dover Industries.

FIREQUEEN (ex-CANDACE), yacht, described as special service vessel, Portsmouth harbour pendant 5 (1914). Bought on stocks, built 1882, Ramage & Ferguson. 446 tons, 157(pp)x23x11 ft. 500 ihp, 11kts. Armament: 1-2.5pdr.To Board of Trade 5.7.20, renamed FIREBIRD.

IMOGENE (ex-JACAMAR), yacht, described as special service vessel, Portsmouth harbour pendant not assigned in 1914. Bought on stocks, built 1882 Barclay Curle. 460 tons, 184(oa), 160(pp)x24x11 ft. 420ihp, 11kts. Armament: nil. Renamed JULIUS 2.23. paid off 24.9.23. Sold 1924.

VICTORIA & ALBERT, Royal yacht, described as special service vessel, Portsmouth harbour pendant 2 (1914). Launched 9.5.99 Pembroke DY. 4700 tons, 439(oa), 380(pp)x50x18ft. Turbine 11800 shp, 20kts. Armament: 2-6pdr. Laid up at Portsmouth during World War 1. Depot ship 1939. Sold 1954.



ALEXIS (ex-ALEXANDRA), listed as miscellaneous, paddle ferry. Built 1879, 235grt. In service 10.9.15-13.2.20 at Chatham.

HARLEQUIN (ex-STRATHMORE), ferry service vessel, described as special service vessel, Fishery flag No. Fy.838 as minesweeper. Launched 11.3.97 Russell. 528 tons, 200(pp)x24x6ft. Paddle diagonal compound 1000ihp, 16kts. Purchased 3.08. Ferry service Portsmouth 1914-17, minesweeper armed with 1-3pdr Bristol Channel 5.17-18, minesweeper Sheerness 1918, ferry service 5.19. Accommodation ship 9.42. Wrecked 9.42 on passage Chatham to Clyde.

NIMBLE (ex-ROSLIN CASTLE), ferry service vessel, described as special service vessel. Launched 14.3.06 Hawthorns, Leith. 651 tons, 194(oa),185(pp)x26x6ft. TE 1300ihp, 13kts. Bought 3.08. Chatham-Sheerness ferry service 1914-17, POW exchange service at Boston, Mass. 1917-18. Sold11.10.48.

THISTLE, ferry service vessel, described as special service vessel. Built 1902 Greenock & Grangemouth, bought 9.10.02. 160 tons. Ferry service at Queenstown. To Irish Government 1921.

VICTORIA IV, listed as miscellaneous, paddle ferry. Built 1884, 229grt. In service at Devonport 12.4.17-14.12.19.

WANDERER (ex-LADY MARGARET), ferry service vessel, described as special service vessel, Fishery flag No. Fy.1237 as minesweeper. Launched 12.6.95 McMillan. 589 tons, 216(oa), 210(pp)x25x6ft. Paddle diagonal compound 1400ihp, 16kts. Purchased 3.08. Renamed LIBERTY in 1913. Ferry service Chatham-Sheerness 1914-17, minesweeper (Fy.1237pendant), armed with 2-6pdr, based on the Tyne 6.17-18, renamed WARDEN 6.17, later to ferry service at Chatham. Sold 28.11.21 J. Hall, Rochester to BU.


  MISCELLANEOUS

Ex-gunboats and Icebreakers

ARROW, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel. Launched 22.4.71 Rennie, Greenwich. 254 tons, 7kts. Served at Portsmouth 1914-18. Sold 1.3.22 W. H. Webber.

DRUDGE, trials gunboat, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel. Launched 1883 Armstrong. 890 tons, 130(oa), 125(pp)x35x8ft. Purchased 28.2.01. Armament: 1-9.2 in. Gunboat based at Dover 1914-15, disarmed 5.11.15and laid up. Renamed EXCELLENT 11.16, DRYAD 1.19. Sold 27.3.20 G. Sharp.

INSOLENT, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel, pendant No. 8. Launched 15.3.81 Pembroke DY. 265 tons, 7kts. Served at Portsmouth 1914-18. BDV 1.15. Foundered 1.7.22 in Portsmouth harbour, raised; sold 18.6.25 Pounds.

PLUCKY, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel. Launched 13.7.70 Portsmouth DY. 196 tons, 7kts. Served at Portsmouth 1914-18. Renamed BANTERER 6.15. Sold 1928.

SABRINA, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel. Launched 3.10.76 Palmer. 363 tons, 110(pp)x34x5ft. Avg 400ihp, 9kts. Served as tender at Devonport. Renamed SABINE 7.16, renamed VIVID 1920. Sold 7.22 Fryer, Sunderland.

SLANEY, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel, pendant No. 2. Launched 28.4.77 Palmer. 363 tons, 110(pp)x34x5ft. Avg 400ihp, 9kts. Served as tender at Sheerness. Sold 30.8,19 Ward, Grays

SPEY, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel, pendant No. 3. Launched 5.10.76 Palmer. 363 tons, 110(pp)x34x5 ft. Avg 400ihp, 9kts. Served as tender at Chatham.Sold 1923.

TAY, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel. Launched 19.10.76 Palmer. 363 tons, 110(pp)x34x5 ft. Avg 400ihp, 9kts. Served as tender at Devonport. Sold 22.10.20 Stanlee.

RAVEN, ex-gunboat, described as miscellaneous special service vessel. Launched 18.5.82 Samuda, Poplar. 465 tons, 125(pp)x231x10ft. 360ihp, 9kts. Portsmouth Gunnery School 1914, depot ship at Portland from 1914. Sold 13.3.25.

ex-Russian Icebreakers

ALEXANDER, ex-Russian icebreaker ALEKSANDR NEVSKI, described as miscellaneous special service vessel, N.N3 (10.19), N.9A (1.11.19). Launched 12.16 Armstrong. 6000 tons, 281(oa), 264(pp)x64x19 ft. TE 7500ihp (3 screws), 19kts. Armament: 1-4 in, 2-12pdr. Seized before completion, commissioned in 9.17. Also listed as Fleet Messenger Y4.1. Returned 1921 to Russia, renamed LENIN.

EARL GREY, ex-Russian icebreaker CANADA, described as miscellaneous special service vessel. Launched 8.09 Vickers. 3400 tons, 265(pp)x47x18ft. TE 6000ihp,17kts. Ex-Canadian Government EARL GREY sold to Russia in 10.14. Seized in 1918. Returned to Russia renamed CANADA.

SVIATOGOR, ex-Russian icebreaker, described as miscellaneous special service vessel, N.N4 (10.19),N.A8 (1.11.19). Launched 1915 Armstrong. 10625 tons, 323(oa)x71x26ft. TE 10000ihp,15kts. Armament: 1-6 in (originally 2-5in, 2-13pdr). Found scuttled at Archangel and seized 3.8.18. Returned 19.11.21 to Russia; later KRASSIN.

Other Vessels Listed as Special Service Vessels

Hired yachts - see BRANWEN, IDAHO, MELISANDE, ST. GEORGE (2), THOMAS JARVIS, TRIAD, WARRIOR (2)

Hired trawlers - see CALEDONIA, KINCORTH, NEREE

Ferry Service Vessels

HARLEQUIN, paddle ferry, minesweeper from 1917

WANDERER (1), paddle ferry, minesweeper from 1917

Lighters and Barges Listed as Tender

HOPCAR (tender to CYCLOPS), NORMAN (tender to CRESCENT)







55. SURVEY VESSELS


HEARTY, survey vessel, D.45 (1914), N.45 (9.15), N.55 (1.18). Laid down as tug INDIRA, bought on stocks, launched18.4.85, Thompson, Dundee. 1300 tons, 212(pp)x30x12. TE 2100ihp, 14kts. Armament 4-3pdr. Survey service, Nore Command, 1914-18. Sold 6.11.20, M.S.Hilton.

SEALARK, survey vessel. Launched 1878, Greenock. 900 tons, 185(pp)x29x13ft. TE 500ihp, 11kts. Armament 1-3pdr. Steamship CONSUELO bought 1904, renamed INVESTIGATOR, then SEALARK 1.04. Laid up in Australia during war.  Log Book Availability. Sold 3.9.19, Melbourne.


Ex-Sloops

FANTOME, sloop, ex-survey ship, ex-sloop, Espiegle-class. Launched 23.3.01 Sheerness DY. 1,070 tons, 210(oa), 185(pp)x33x11ft. TE1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Crew: 150. Converted to survey ship1906/07. Served in Pacific, on outbreak of war paid-off in Australia until 7.15, rearmed as sloop with 2-4in, 4-12pdr guns, commissioned into RAN, serving in East Indies Station, until 1918. Post-war reverted to survey ship in RN, again in Pacific.  Log Book Availability. Sold 30.1.1925, Sydney, NSW. (see http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-fantome)

MERLIN, survey vessel, ex-Espiegle-class sloop. Launched 30.11.01, Sheerness DY. Was 1070 tons, 210(oa), 185(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Converted to survey vessel 1906-07.  Log Book Availability. Paid off. Commissioned as sloop in China 8.18. Sold 3.8.23, Hong Kong.

MUTINE, survey vessel, ex-Condor-class sloop. Launched 1.3.00, Laird. Was 980 tons, 204(oa), 180(pp)x33x11ft. TE 1400ihp, 13kts. Armament: 6-4in, 4-3pdr. Converted to survey vessel 1906-07.  Log Book Availability. Paid off, commissioned as depot ship, Bermuda 12.17. RNVR drillship 9.25. Sold 16.8.32.


Royal Indian Marine

INVESTIGATOR (RIM), survey vessel. Launched 11.6.07, Vickers. 1185 tons, 254(pp)x33x12ft. TE 1550ihp, 13kts Sold 1934.

PALINURUS (RIM), survey vessel. Launched 1907, Cammell Laird. 444 tons, 140(pp)x24x9ft, TE 475ihp, 11kts. Sold c1930.


Ex-Trawlers

DAISY, Admiralty trawler, survey vessel, then minesweeper, N.31 (1.18). Purchased on stocks 14.2.11, launched 1911 Duthie, 520 tons, 125x22x10ft. TE 500ihp, 10kts. Fitted for minesweeping. Survey duty in Nore Command 1914-18, then Dover 1918. (In the section on Admiralty trawlers, 'From 8.14,' DAISY 'became minesweeper and (was) included in the patrol organisation'). Sold 3.20 Newfoundland Government.

ESTHER, Admiralty trawler, survey vessel, then minesweeper, N.43 (1.18). Purchased on stocks 14.2.11, launched 22.11.11 Duthie, 520 tons, 125x22x10ft. TE 500ihp, 10kts. Fitted for minesweeping. Survey duty in Nore Command 1914-18, then Dover 1918. (In the section on, Admiralty trawlers, 'From 8.14,' ESTHER 'became minesweeper and (was) included in the patrol organisation). Transferred to Board of Customs & Excise 25.9.19.


New Build

ENDEAVOUR, survey vessel. Launched 30.3.12 Fairfield. 1280 tons, 241(oa), 200 (pp)x34x12 ft. TE 1100ihp, 13kts. Armament: 1-3pdr. Survey service in Nore Command 1914-15, then to Mediterranean.  Log Book Availability. Depot ship 1940. Sold 30.9.46.


Other Vessels Later Converted to Survey Vessels

COLLINSON (1919), survey ship - see AMERSHAM, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

CROZIER (1919), survey ship - see VERWOOD, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

FITZROY (1919), survey ship - see PINNER, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

FLINDERS (1919), survey ship - see RADLEY, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.

KELLETT (1919), survey ship - see UPPINGHAM, minesweeper, later Hunt or Aberdare-class.







56. HOSPITAL SHIPS


MAINE (1) (ex-SWANSEA), naval hospital ship. Built 1887. Presented to Admiralty 29.6.01. Stranded, sold 6.7.14.

MEDIATOR (ex-HELIOPOLIS), naval hospital ship, D.95 (1914), N.95 (9.15), X.13 (1.16). Launched 1906 Henderson. 8785 tons, 404(oa), 390(pp)x52x20ft. TE, 12.5kts. Purchased 7.3.13, renamed MAINE(2) 7.14, flew blue ensign as RFA. Sold 7.3.16 Harris & Dixon, renamed HELIOPOLIS (As Royal Fleet Auxiliary, not believed to be mercantile fleet auxiliary).

 

Mercantile Fleet Auxiliaries


Pendant Nos YA.1-19


Hired Vessels

AGADIR, naval hospital ship, YA.13 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1907, Laing. 2738grt, 285x41ft. Hired, in service 30.11.14-1919, flew red ensign.

BERBICE, naval hospital ship, YA.18 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1909, Harland & Wolff. 2379grt, 300x38ft. Hired, in service 4.12.15, flew red ensign. Purchased 1919 and flew blue ensign as RFA. Sold 1923.

CHINA, naval hospital ship, YA.6 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1896, Harland & Wolff. 7932grt, 500x54ft. Hired, in service 4.8.14-1919, flew red ensign.

DELTA, naval hospital ship, YA.7 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1907, Workman Clark, 8089grt, 470x56ft. Hired, in service 5.8.14-12.11.14, flew red ensign.

DRINA, naval hospital ship, YA.3 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1913, Harland & Wolff. 11483grt, 500x62ft. Hired, in service 4.8.14-10.2.16, flew red ensign. Sunk 1.3.17 by submarine off Skokholm Is.

GARTH CASTLE, naval hospital ship, YA.2 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1910, Barclay Curle. 7715grt, 452x54ft. Hired, in service 4.11.14-1915, flew red ensign.

GASCON, naval hospital ship. Built 1897, Harland & Wolff. 6298grt, 430x52ft. Hired, in service 21.9.14-10.10.14, flew red ensign.

GRANTALA (RAN), naval hospital ship, YA.8 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1903, Armstrong. 3655grt, 350x45kft. Hired, in service 24.12.14-1918 (RAN), flew red ensign. Renamed FIGUIG c1915

KARAPARA, naval hospital ship, YA.17 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1915, Swan Hunter. 7117grt, 425x55ft. Hired, in service 8.15-1918, flew red ensign. Served in WW2.

MAGIC, naval hospital ship, YA.14 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1893, Harland & Wolff. 2147grt, 311x38ft. Hired, in service 16.11.14-6.5.19, flew red ensign. Renamed MAGIC II 1916, renamed CLASSIC 6.18

PLASSY, naval hospital ship, YA.4 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1901, Caird. 7346grt, 450x50ft. Hired, in service 3.8.14-8.5.18, flew red ensign.

PRINCE GEORGE, naval hospital ship, YA.12 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1910, Swan Hunter. 3372grt, 306x42ft., Flew red ensign

REWA, naval hospital ship, YA.5 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1906, Denny. 7308grt, 456x56ft. Hired, in service from 3.8.14, flew red ensign. Sunk 4.1.18 by submarine off Hartland Point.

ROHILLA, naval hospital ship,. Built 1906, Harland & Wolff. 7409grt, 460x56ft. Hired, in service from 6.8.14, flew red ensign. Wrecked 30.10.14 off Whitby.

ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND (ex-BALANTIA), naval hospital ship, YA.19 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1909, Harland & Wolff. 2467grt, 300x38ft. Hired, in service 25.1.16-1918, flew red ensign.

SOMALI, naval hospital ship, YA.16 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1910, Caird. 6712grt, 450x52ft. Hired, in service 13.2.15-30.4.16, flew red ensign.

SOUDAN, naval hospital ship, YA.1 (assigned c 11.14). Built 1901, Caird. 6696grt, 450x52ft. Hired, in service 3.8.14-1919, flew red ensign.

Other Vessels Listed as Hired Hospital Ships

Hired Yachts - see ALBION (YA.9), LIBERTY (YA.10), QUEEN ALEXANDRA (YA.15), SHEELAH (YA.11).


Hospital Carriers

EDINBURGH CASTLE, paddle hospital carrier. Built 1886, 158grt. In service from 29.7.16. Renamed HC.8 1919. Believe in commissioned service 1919 in White Sea, flew white ensign. Demolished 24.9.19 in North Russia.

HC.1, paddle hospital carrier - see KING EDWARD, paddle hospital carrier (below).

HC.2, paddle hospital carrier - see LONDON BELLE, paddle minesweeper.

HC.3, paddle hospital carrier - see WALTON BELLE, paddle minesweeper.

HC.4, paddle hospital carrier - see QUEEN EMPRESS, paddle minesweeper.

HC.5, paddle hospital carrier - see SLIEVE BEARNAGH, paddle minesweeper.

HC.6, paddle hospital carrier - see MARCHIONESS OF FIFE, paddle minesweeper.

HC.7, paddle hospital carrier - see LORD MORTON, paddle hospital carrier (following).

HC.8, paddle hospital carrier - see EDINBURGH CASTLE, paddle hospital carrier (above).

HC.9 (ex-HP.3), paddle hospital carrier. Built 1916, 714grt. In service 31.5.19-1920 in White Sea, believe commissioned and flew white ensign.

HC.10 (ex-HP.2), paddle hospital carrier. Built 1916, 714grt. In service 31.5.19-1920 in White Sea, believe commissioned and flew white ensign.

KING EDWARD, paddle hospital carrier. Built 1901, 551grt. Renamed HC.1 1919. In commissioned service 13.4.19-19.6.20 in White Sea, flew white ensign.

LORD MORTON, paddle hospital carrier. Built 1883, 185grt. In service from 29.7.16. Renamed HC.7 1919. Believe in commissioned service 1919 in White Sea, flew white ensign. Demolished 24.9.19 in North Russia.

SLIEVE BEARNAGH, hospital carrier - see HC.5 above

WALTON BELLE, hospital carrier - see HC.3 above
 

Paddle Hospital Vessels

HP.1-11, paddle hospital vessels. Built 1916-17 by Ailsa SB, Blyth SB, Beardmore, Bow McLachlan, Caird and Lobnitz. For service in Mesopotamia. (Not known if these include the White Sea paddle hospital carriers HC.9 (ex-HP.3) and HC.10 (ex-HP.2).

HP.2, paddle hospital vessel - see HC.10, paddle hospital carrier. (Possibly paddle hospital vessel HP.2 built for service in Mesopotamia.

HP.3, paddle hospital vessel - see HC.9, paddle hospital carrier. (Possibly paddle hospital vessel HP.3 built for service in Mesopotamia).


Other Vessels Listed as Hospital Vessels

Hired drifters - see AGNES & JANET, ARDLAW, BADEN POWELL, BLOSSOM II, CONCORD, CORYPHAENA (carrier), DENNYDUFF, FLOWER O'MAY, GOLDEN HARP (carrier), MAYBERRY, MONITOR (tender), MONTCOFFER, NELLIE MCGEE (tender), NIGELLA II, PANSY II, PROMOTIVE, RECRUIT, RESTART, SAPPHIRE, SNOWDROP, SUMBURGH HEAD, THE QUEEN, VAL

Hired motor drifter - see BETTER HOPE

 




 

57. TROOPSHIPS


Royal Indian Marine Armed Troopships

RIMS Northbrook (Photo Ships)

 
CLIVE (RIM), troopship. Launched 1882 Laird. 3570 tons, 300(pp)x45x16ft. 2300ihp, 12kts. Armament: not listed. Served in East Indies 1914-18. On sale list 1919

CANNING (RIM), (ex-GOLCONDA), troopship. Launched 15.11.82 Inglis. 3300 tons, 285(pp)x36x16ft. 1080ihp, 101kts. Armament: not listed. Served in East Indies 1914-18. On sale list 1919.

DALHOUSIE (RIM), troopship. Launched 5.6.86 Caird. 1960 tons, 239(pp)x36x16ft. 1500ihp, 14kts. Armament: 6-6pdr. Served in East Indies 1914-18, transferred to RN 20.8.14, depot shipWar at Basra from 1916, reverted to RIM 1919.  Log Book Availability. Served as depot ship in WW2.

DUFFERIN (RIM), troopship. Launched 14.8.04 Vickers. 7457 tons, 437(pp)x53x20 ft. TE 9800ihp, 19kts. Armament: 8-4in, 8-3pdr. Served in East Indies 1914-18. Battle Honour - Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915. Training ship 1927. Listed to 1954.

ELPHINSTONE (RIM), (ex-HINDOO purchased) , troopship. Launched 14.11.87 Swan Hunter. 950 tons, 206(pp)x28x14ft. 1670ihp, 14kts. Armament: 4-3pdr. Served in East Indies 1914-18. On sale list 1919.

HARDINGE (RIM), troopship. Launched 11.8.00 Fairfield. 6520 tons, 423(pp)x51x19ft. TE 9366ihp, 19kts. Armament: 6-4.7in, 6-3pdr. Served in East Indies 1914-18. Battle Honour - Suez Canal 2-4 Feb 1915. Sold c1930.

LAWRENCE (RIM), troopship. Launched 15.6.86 Laird. 1154 tons, 212(pp)x32x17ft. Paddle 1200ihp, 13kts. Armament: 4-4in. Served in East Indies 1914-18. Battle Honour - Mesopotamia 1914/15. Renamed CANNING 1919. Sold c1922.

MINTO (RIM), troopship. Launched 22.3.93 Laird. 960 tons, 206(pp)x31x12ft. TE 1850ihp, 14kts. Armament: 4-3pdr. Served in East Indies 1914-18. Sold 1925.

NORTHBROOK (RIM), troopship. Launched 6.7.07 John Brown. 5820 tons, 360(pp)x52x18ft. TE 7000ihp, 16.5kts. Armament: 6-4.7in, 6-3pdr. Served in East Indies 1914-18.  Log Book Availability. Listed to 1924.


Warship Conversions

MARS, disarmed transport and depot ship - see pre-dreadnought battleship, Majestic-class.

TERRIBLE, transport and trooping service, Mediterranean 1915-16, accommodation ship Portsmouth, harbour service 1.18 - see cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Powerful-class.


 






58. HARBOUR SERVICE

accommodation ships, base ships, calibrating vessel, coal hulks and liighters, depots, ferry service, hulks, jetties, lighters, RNVR and other drillships, school ships, tank vessel, tender, training ships (some of these types will also be found in other Sections)

 Five of these historic vessels are restored in the UK as of 2014 - HMS Gannet, HMS Trincomalee, HMS Unicorn, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior.



UNSPECIFIED HARBOUR SERVICE

ALGERINE, based at Esquimalt, near Vancouver 1914-19, harbour service from 1915 - see old sloop, Phoenix-class. Log Book Availability.

ARGONAUT (1915), harbour service  - see Diadem-class cruiser. Log Book Availability.


BLAZER, reverted to harbour service by 1916 - see gunboat, Ant-class.

BLOODHOUND, reverted to harbour service by 1916 - see gunboat, Ant-class.

BUSTARD, disarmed 10.16, reverted to harbour service - see gunboat, Ant-class.

CRUISER, harbour service, on sale list at Malta (ex-KINGFISHER, ex-composite screw sloop, Dotterel-class), built 1879, 1130 tons. Sold 1919.


KITE, reverted to harbour service by 1916 - see gunboat, Ant-class.

MASTIFF (1), renamed SNAPPER 1914, reverted to harbour service by 1916 - see gunboat, Ant-class

NIOBE (RCN), harbour service (1915) - see Diadem-class, ex-1st-class protected cruiser.

TAURUS, harbour service - see hired yachts.


VENERABLE, harbour service from c1917- see pre-dreadnought battleship, London-class.
 

ACCOMMODATION SHIPS
(including cooking depot)

ALBEMARLE, accomodation ship, harbour service from 1917 - see pre-dreadnought battleship, Duncan-class.

CIRCE, harbour service, accommodation ship, Devonport, renamed IMPREGNABLE IV 10.15 (ex-5th rate sailing ship), built 1827, 1447 tons. Sold 7.22.

CLEOPATRA, harbour service, accommodation ship, Devonport, renamed DEFIANCE III 1.22 (ex-steel screw corvette, Comus-class), built 1878, 2380 tons. Sold 7.31.

EGMONT (old), harbour service, hulk, Chatham; accommodation hulk 1916, renamed EGREMONT 6.16, PEMBROKE 6.19 (ex-ACHILLES, ex-broadside ironclad), built 1863, 9841 tons. Sold 26.1.23.

FLY, harbour service, accommodation hulk, Devonport (ex-Coast guard cutter), built 1863, 60 tons builders measurement. Broken up 1928.

PRINCE (ex-PRINZ ADALBERT), listed as miscellaneous, accommodation ship. Built 1902, 6060grt. In commissioned service at Invergordon 17.12.14-23.12.16. Renamed PRINCETOWN 1.16,

SPARTAN, harbour service, accommodation ship, Devonport, renamed DEFIANCE II 8.21 (ex-2nd-class cruiser, Apollo-class), built 1891, 3600 tons. Sold 26.6.31.

SUNHILL (ex-KENNET), listed as miscellaneous, accommodation ship. Built 1895, 837grt. In commissioned service 23.9.15-18.8.20.

TERRIBLE, transport and trooping service, Mediterranean 1915-16, accommodation ship Portsmouth, harbour service 1.18 - see cruiser, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Powerful-class.

VIENNA, accommodation ship, later decoy or Q-ship, later armed boarding steamer, mercantile conversion, P.57 (on coming into service as ABS), N.2A (1.18). Built 1894, 1767grt. Accommodation ship, in service 29.8.14-18.12.14; decoy or Q-ship, also known as ANTWERP, in service 1.1.15-28.4.15; converted to armed boarding steamer, armed with 2-12pdr, in service 29.4.15-25.8.19. Many ABS worked with cruiser squadrons, and carried out examination duties at sea.

YC.37, harbour service, cooking depot (ex-DAPPER, ex-wooden screw gunboat, Dapper-class), built 1855, 284 tons. Sold 10.5.22.

Other Vessels Listed as Accommodation Ships

ALMERIA, accommodation ship - see Admiralty blockships

ECLIPSE (1915-18), accommodation ship including depot ship 1916 - see Eclipse-class, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser.

ESSEX (1917-18), accommodation ship, Devonport - see Kent-class, ex-armoured cruiser.

KATHLEEN - see hired yachts.

SUTLEJ (1917-18), accommodation ship, Rosyth - see Cressy-class, ex-armoured cruiser.

TERRIBLE (1918), accommodation ship, Portsmouth - see Powerful-class, 1st-class protected cruisers

Boom Defence Accommodation - see hired trawlers CHANCELLOR, MANORBIER CASTLE, MARGARET WETHERLY, STRATHDERRY, STRATHLETHEN

 
BASE SHIPS

CERBERUS (RAN), harbour service, base ship, Williamstown, Victoria, renamed PLATYPUS II 1921 (ex-coast defence monitor or turret ship, Cerberus-class), built 1868, 3480 tons. Sold 23.4.24, hulk now a breakwater.

COLLEEN, harbour service, base ship, Queenstown (ex-ROYALIST, ex-corvette, ex-composite screw sloop, Satellite-class), built 1883, 1420 tons. Sold 19.2.23.

COLUMBINE, harbour service, base ship, Rosyth, renamed COLUMBINE (old) 11.19 (ex-WILD SWAN, ex-composite screw sloop, Osprey-class), built 1876, 1130 tons. Sold 4.5.20.

CORMORANT, harbour service, base ship, Gibraltar, renamed ROOKE 7.46 (ex-composite screw sloop, Osprey-class), built 1877, 1130 tons. Sold 1949.

EGMONT, harbour service, base ship, Malta; hulk, renamed FIREFLY 3.23 (ex-FIREFLY, ex-composite gunboat, Forester-class), built 1877, 455 tons. Sold 5.31.

PEMBROKE, harbour service, base ship, Chatham; diving tender 6.17, renamed GANNET 6.17 (ex-TRENT, ex-flatiron gunboat, Medina-class), built 1877, 363 tons. Sold 21.2.23.

PENGUIN (RAN), harbour service, base ship, Sydney (ex- composite screw sloop. Osprey-class), built 1876, 1130 tons. Sold 1924.

TAMAR, harbour service, base ship, Hong Kong (ex-iron screw troopship), built 1863, 4650 tons. Log Book Availability. Scuttled 2.12.41.

VICTORY, harbour service, base ship, Portsmouth (ex-1st rate sailing ship-of-the-line), built 1765, 2164 tons builders measurement. Flagship and Museum ship HMS VICTORY, Portsmouth, south England as of 2014.

VIVID, harbour service, base ship, Devonport, renamed VIVID (old) 1920, renamed YC.37, hulk by 1923 (ex-CUCKOO, ex-flatiron gunboat, Ant-class), built 1873, 254 tons. Sold 1958.

WILDFIRE, harbour service, base ship, Sheerness; diving tender 1916, renamed GANNET 3.16, base ship at Chatham 6.17, renamed PEMBROKE 6.17 (ex-NYMPHE, ex-composite screw sloop, Nymphe-class), built 1888, 1140 tons. Sold 10.2.20.
 

CALIBRATING VESSEL

MEDUSA, harbour service, calibrating vessel, Bantry (ex-2nd-class cruiser, Medea-class), built 1888, 2800 tons. Sold 21.10.21.

(from Graham Watson - the logbook of HMS Topaze for 28-29 May 1914 refers to calibrating guns at Bantry Bay. HMS Medusa may have been a storage hulk for equipment and/or accommodation for those who maintained the range. There are references to fleet exercises in Bantry Bay so it is possible the area was used for gunnery practice/testing. Douglas Morris's book on cruisers says that Medusa was 'towed to Bantry Bay as calibrating vessel 1910'.)

 

COAL HULKS and LIGHTERS

C.8, harbour service, coal hulk, renamed C.68 1926 (ex-NORTHUMBERLAND, ex-broadside ironclad, Minotaur-class), built 1866, 6621 tons. Sold 6.27.

C.10, harbour service, coal hulk (ex-RUBY, ex-composite screw corvette, Emerald-class), built 1876, 2120 tons. Sold 16.2.21.

C.60, harbour service, coal hulk (ex-HIMALAYA, ex-iron screw troopship), built 1853, 4690 tons. Sold 28.9.20.

C.109, harbour service, coal hulk, Sheerness (ex-AGINCOURT, ex-broadside ironclad, Minotaur-class), built 1865, 6621 tons. Sold 10.60.

C.110, harbour service, coal hulk (ex-JUMNA, ex-iron screw troopship), built 1866, 6211 tons. Sold 7.22.

C.115, harbour service, coal hulk (ex-TOURMALINE, ex-composite screw corvette, Emerald-class), built 1875, 2120 tons. Sold 11.20.

C.470, harbour service, coal hulk, Bermuda (ex-SHAH, iron frigate), built 1873, 6250 tons. Sold 19.9.19.

YC.20, harbour service, coal lighter, Sheerness (ex-FOXHOUND, ex-composite gunboat, Forester-class), built 1877, 455 tons. Sold 1920.

YC.230, harbour service, coal lighter, Capetown (ex-GADFLY, ex-flatiron gunboat, Gadfly-class), built 1879, 254 tons. Sold 1918.



DEPOTS - MINE and SUBMARINE

ALERT, harbour service, depot ship, Persian Gulf (ex-steel screw sloop, Alert-class), built 1894, 960 tons. Sold 12.1.26.

DOLPHIN, harbour service, submarine base, Portsmouth (ex-composite screw sloop, Dolphin-class), built 1882, 925 tons. Sold 13.3.25.

ECLIPSE, harbour service, mine depot, Devonport (ex-wooden screw corvette, Eclipse-class), built 1867, 1760 tons. Sold 1921.

RAPID, harbour service, submarine depot, Gibraltar, renamed HART 1915 (ex-corvette, ex-composite screw sloop, Satellite-class), built 1883, 1420 tons. Sold 1948.

RESEARCH, harbour service, laid up, Portsmouth; depot ship at Portland 1915-18, pendant No. P.88 from 1914, P.A0 from 1.18 (ex-paddle survey vessel), built 1888, 520 tons. Sold 29.7.20.



FERRY SERVICE

MAVIS (2), ferry - see hired yachts.

TB.45, harbour service, ferry service, Chatham (2nd class, Yarrow-built), built 1889, 14 tons. Sold c1918.

TB.47, harbour service, ferry service, Chatham (2nd class, Yarrow-built), built 1889, 14 tons. Sold c1918.

TB.48, harbour service, ferry service, Chatham (2nd class, Yarrow-built), built 1889, 14 tons. Sold c1918.

 

HULKS
including ammunition, hospital, mooring, oil, police, repair, powder, store

BLACK DRAGON, harbour service, oil hulk renamed C.600 (ex-KOBENHAVN, ex-Danish training ship), built 1914, 3400grt. Sold 9.22.

CALCUTTA, harbour service, hulk, Devonport, renamed FISGARD II 4.15 (ex-HERCULES, central battery ironclad), built 1868, 9300 tons. Sold 7.32.

CHALLENGER, harbour service, mooring hulk, Chatham (ex-wooden screw corvette), built 1858, 2306 tons. Sold 6.1.21.

FALCON, harbour service, hulk, Devonport (ex-composite gunvessel, Condor-class), built 1877, 780 tons. Sold 28.6.20.

FLAMINGO, harbour service, hulk, Plymouth (ex-composite gunvessel, Condor-class), built 1876, 780 tons. Sold 25.5.23.

HELENA, harbour service, police hulk, Chatham (ex-brig-sloop), built 1843, 529 tons. Sold 6.1.21.

INDUS II, harbour service, repair hulk, Scapa by 1.15, renamed AKBAR 10.14 (ex-TEMERAIRE, ex-central battery/barbette ship), built 1876, 8540 tons. Sold 26.5.21.

INDUS IV, harbour service, repair hulk, Scapa by 1.15, renamed ALGIERS 10.14 (ex-TRIUMPH, ex-central battery ironclad, Swiftsure-class), built 1870, 6640 tons. Sold 7.1.21.

INDUS V, harbour service, hospital hulk 1914, renamed MEDIATOR 12.14, IMPREGNABLE III 10.22 (ex-GANGES, ex-2nd rate sailing ship-of-the-line), built 1821, 3594 tons. Sold 31.8.29.

MERCURY, harbour service, hulk, Chatham (ex-despatch vessel/2nd-class cruiser, Iris-class), built 1878, 3730 tons. Sold 9.7.19.

NEWCASTLE, harbour service, powder hulk, Devonport (ex-wooden screw frigate), built 1860, 4020 tons. Sold 1929.

SWINGER, harbour service, store hulk, Devonport (ex-composite gunboat, Ariel-class), built 1872, 430 tons. Sold 6.24.

THALIA, harbour service, store hulk, Cromarty; base ship 2.15 (ex-wooden screw corvette, Juno-class), built 1869, 2240 tons. Sold 16.9.20.

VALIANT (old), harbour service, store hulk, Devonport, renamed VALIANT III 1.18, oil hulk 1924 (ex-broadside ironclad, Hector-class), built 1863, 6710 tons. Sold 12.56.

VARYAG, harbour service, dismantled 1917, Liverpool; ammunition hulk 9.18 (ex-Russian protected cruiser), built 1899, 6600 tons, Broken up c1919.

WIVERN, harbour service, repair hulk, Hong Kong (ex-masted turret ship, Scorpion-class), built 1863, 2750 tons. Sold 5.22.
 


JETTIES

CORNWALLIS, harbour service, jetty at Sheerness; base ship 1916, renamed WILDFIRE 3.16 (ex-3rd rate, ex-screw guard ship), built 1813, 1809 tons builders measurement, Broken up 1957.

THUNDERBOLT, harbour service, jetty at Chatham; depot ship 1916-19, renamed DAEDALUS 8.17, THUNDERBOLT 1920 (ex-iron screw floating battery), built 1856, 1844 tons. Rammed and sunk 3.4.48.



LIGHTERS
(see also Section 52 Lighters & Barges)

YC.229, harbour service, lighter, Simonstown; base ship 1919, renamed AFRIKANDER 2.19, AFRIKANDER II 1933 (ex-TICKLER, ex-flatiron gunboat, Gadfly-class), built 1879, 254 tons. Sold 1937.

YC.373, harbour service, lighter, Capetown; base ship 1923, renamed FLORA 6.23, AFRIKANDER 1933 (ex-GRIPER, ex-flatiron gunboat, Gadfly-class), built 1879, 254 tons. Sold c1937.

 

RNVR and OTHER DRILLSHIPS

CALLIOPE, harbour service, RNVR drillship, Newcastle, renamed HELICON 6.15, renamed CALLIOPE 10.31 (ex-steel screw corvette, Calypso-class), built 1884, 2770 tons. Sold 4.10.51.

CALYPSO, harbour service, drillship. St. Johns, Newfoundland, renamed BRITON 2.16 (ex-steel screw corvette, Calypso-class), built 1883, 2770 tons. Sold 7. 4.22.

EAGLE, harbour service, RNVR drillship, Liverpool; base ship 1914, renamed EAGLET 1918 (ex-3rd rate sailing ship-of-the-line), built 1804, 2340 tons, Burnt 1926, sold 4.1.27.

PRESIDENT, harbour service, RNVR drillship, London (ex-BUZZARD, ex-composite screw sloop, Nymphe-class), built 1887, 1140 tons. Sold 6.9.21.

SATELLITE, harbour service, RNVR drillship, North Shields; base ship 1914-18 (ex-corvette, ex-composite screw sloop, Satellite-class), built 1881, 1420 tons. Sold 21.10.47.

UNICORN, harbour service, RNVR drillship, Dundee; base ship1914-18; drillship 1918, renamed CRESSY 11.41, UNICORN 7.59 (ex-5th rate sailing ship), built 1824, 1447 tons. Museum ship HMS UNICORN, Dundee, Scotland as of 2014.
 


SCHOOL SHIPS - GUNNERY and TORPEDO

ACTAEON, harbour service, torpedo school, Portsmouth (ex-VERNON, ex-4th rate sailing ship-of-the-line), built 1832, 2388 tons. Sold 14.9.23.

ACTAEON, harbour service, torpedo school, Sheerness (ex-ARIADNE, ex-Walker's large wooden screw frigate), built 1859, 4538 tons. Sold 11.12.22.

ACTAEON II, harbour service, torpedo school, Sheerness (ex-DIDO, ex-wooden screw corvette, Eclipse-class), built 1869, 1760 tons. Sold 17.7.22.

DEFIANCE, harbour service, torpedo school, Devonport (ex-screw 2nd rate ship-of-the-line), built 1861, 5270 tons. Sold 26.6.31.

EXCELLENT, harbour service, gunnery school, Portsmouth; gunboat at Dover 1914-15, disarmed 10.16, renamed CALCUTTA 12.16, SNAPPER II 8.17, pendant No. N.54 (ex-HANDY, ex-trials gunboat), built 1883, 508 tons. Sold 27.4.22.

VERNON, harbour service, torpedo school, Portsmouth (ex-DONEGAL, ex-screw 1st rate ship-of-the-line), built 1858, 5481 tons. Sold 18.5.25.

VERNON II, harbour service, torpedo school, Portsmouth (ex-MARLBOROUGH, ex-screw 1st rate ship-of-the-line), built 1855, 6300 tons. Sold 10.24, sank in tow 1924.

VERNON III, harbour service, torpedo school, Portsmouth, oil hulk 3.29, renamed C.77 c1945 (ex-WARRIOR, ex-broadside ironclad, Warrior-class), built 1860, 9210 tons. Museum ship HMS WARRIOR, Portsmouth, south England as of 2014.



TANK VESSEL

READY, harbour service, tank vessel, Bermuda, renamed DRUDGE 10.16 (ex-wooden gunvessel, Frolic-class), built 1872, 610 tons. Sold 25.2.20.




ANDREW JEWER, gunnery tender - see Mersey-class trawlers

COLLEEN (old), harbour service, on sale list, Devonport; gunnery tender 5.18, renamed EMERALD 1918, CUCKOO 5.18 (ex-HAWK, ex-Coastguard gunboat), built 1869, 416 tons. Sold 10.8.22

ISLE OF SKYE (ex-MADGE WILDFIRE), listed as miscellaneous, tender. Built 1886, 211grt. In commissioned service 19.5.16-10.5.19.

JAMAICA, hydrophone vessel tender - see hired trawlers

LAPWING, harbour service tender - see hired yachts.
 

ROWSAY, hydrophone vessel tender - see hired trawlers

SAPPHO, Grand Fleet flagship tender 1914-16 - see light cruiser, ex-2nd-class protected cruiser, Apollo-class.

TRAVELLER, tender to VIVID - see fleet tug,

VESTAL, gunnery tender, Portsmouth - see old sloop, Condor-class.


TRAINING SHIPS

ACCRINGTON, listed as miscellaneous, training ship at Portsmouth. Built 1910, 1629grt. In commissioned service 17.4.17-29.11.18.

AMOKURA, harbour service, training ship, New Zealand (ex-SPARROW, ex-composite gunboat, Redbreast-class), built 1889, 805 tons. Sold 2.22.

ANDROMEDA, harbour service, ex-1st-class protected cruiser, Diadem-class, launched 1897, 11000 tons. Boys training ship Devonport 1913, renamed IMPREGNABLE II 11.1919, DEFIANCE 1931. Sold 1956.

ANTELOPE, harbour service, on sale list; training ship, Devonport (ex-torpedo gunboat, Alarm-class), built 1893, 810 tons. Sold 27.5.19.