NAV John Evelyn

 

NAV John Evelyn
 

 

Previous name:                   Fort Laverstock
Subsequent name:              Maryston

Official Number:                  143498

Class:                                 Armament Stores Carrier

Pennant No:                        X 31

Laid down:
Builder:                               Corby Bros, Lowerstoft
Launched:                           27 August 1919
Into Service:                        April 1924
Out of service:                    1946
Fate:                                   Sold out of service

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data:  One of a group of coasters which were not normally classed as RFA’s. They are included here as the ancestors of the more modern ammunition ships

Career Data:

 

27 August 1919 launched by Colby Bros., Lowerstoft as Yard Nr: 104 named Fort Laverstock for Fort Shipping Co Ltd., (W H Thurston, Manager) Cardiff

February 1920 completed

5 February 1921 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

6 February 1921 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east bound

13 September 1921 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

23 October 1922 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

8 January 1924 grounded in heavy weather off Falmouth

April 1924 purchased for £90,000 by the Admiralty for service as a Victualling Stores Carrier and renamed JOHN EVELYN

29 August 1924 berthed in Royal Clarence Yard, Portsmouth

30 August 1924 sailed Portsmouth for Plymouth but had to put into Portland due to bad weather

2 February 1925 arrived at Plymouth

15 December 1925 sailed Plymouth for Portsmouth

15 October 1927 arrived at Portsmouth from Plymouth

18 June 1928 arrived at Plymouth from Deptford

19 June 1928 sailed Plymouth for Gosport and Deptford

2 September 1928 arrived at Plymouth from Portsmouth

25 January 1929 sailed Devonport for Depford

11 March 1929 berthed in Royal Clarence Yard, Portsmouth

7 April 1929 arrived Devonport from Portsmouth

2 July 1929 sailed Devonport for Depford

13 August 1929 arrived at Devonport from Portsmouth

18 December 1929 arrived at Devonport from Portsmouth

12 June 1931 berthed in Royal Clarence Yard, Portsmouth

10 February 1933 berthed in Royal Clarence Yard, Portsmouth

27 February 1933 berthed in Royal Clarence Yard, Portsmouth

6 April 1933 anchored at Spithead

19 May 1933 berthed in Royal Clarence Yard, Portsmouth

1 July 1933 berthed in Royal Clarence Yard, Portsmouth

8 January 1936 Captain Horace Baker was the ship's Master

1940 to 1946 on loan to the Naval Armanents Department as an Armanents Stores Carrier on the Inverness - Scapa Flow service

10 December 1940 sailed Methil in escorted Convoy EN39/1 to Scapa Flow arriving 14 December 1940

26 July 1944 sailed Methil in unescorted Convoy EN413 to Loch Ewe arriving 28 July 1944

12 July 1945 berthed at Grangemouth sailing the same day

13 August 1945 sailed Grangemouth

26 August 1945 sailed from Grangemouth

27 August 1945 berthed at Grangemouth

25 September 1945 sailed Grangemouth

1946 purchased by W N Lindsay Ltd., Leith - name unchanged

30 June 1947 arrived on the River Tyne from Scapa Flow sailing later the same day for Portsmouth

26 June 1948 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard  sailing east bound

21 December 1953 sailed the River Tyne for Granton

1957 purchased by Beaufort Shipping Co., Guernsey and renamed Maryston

16 August 1960 arrived at New Waterway for demolition by De Koophandel NL

 

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