Pebble

 C1 Pebble 

lower image courtesy of 'Woody'

 

Official Number:                     98580

Laid down:

Builder:                                 Scott & Co, Bowling

Launched:                             18 September 1890

Pennant No:                          Y 4.31

Into Service:                          24 July 1915

Out of service:                        August 1920

Fate:                                      26 June 1933 destroyed by fire

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

 

Career Data:

18 September 1890 launched by Scott & Co, Bowling as Yard Nr: 80 named Pebble for Wm. Robertson & Co Ltd., Glasgow

September 1890 completed

19 March 1893 arrived the River Tyne from Amsterdam

24 July 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Commissioned Fleet Messenger and stores carrier - name unchanged

29 July 1915 Lieutenant John B Carmichael RNR appointed as Commanding Officer

3 October 1915 1st Engineer Officer John F Baird MMR discharged dead - illness

30 May 1916 Lieutenant John B Carmichael RNR received a 'Mention' for good Transport Services at the Dardanelles in the London Gazette of this day

12 June 1916 at Salonika berthed alongside HMS EXMOUTH

hms exmouth

HMS EXMOUTH

19 June 1916 at Port Mudros alongside RFA BACCHUS (1) to load stores

6 September 1916 at Salamis berthed alongside HMS EXMOUTH to deliver stores

28 September 1916 at Salamis berthed alongside HMS EXMOUTH to deliver stores

2 February 1917 Ty/Engineer Lieutenant William W Sharland RNR discharged dead. He is buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery in grave III G 197

18 April 1917 at Port Mudros alongside HMS ARK ROYAL receiving a sea plane

HMS Ark Royal 1918

HMS ARK ROYAL

11 May 1917 arrived at Port Mudros

19 May 1917 sailed Port Mudros

20 May 1917 Engineer Lieutenant William H Aldcroft RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

4 June 1917 at Port Mudros alongside HMS ARK ROYAL receiving a sea plane

5 June 1917 sailed from Port Mudros

6 June 1917 at Suda Bay, Crete alongside RFA BACCHUS (1) lowering sea plane into water

24 June 1917 arrived at Port Mudros

14 July 1917 sailed from Port Mudros

3 August 1917 at Port Mudros alongside HMS ARK ROYAL loading aviation cargo

14 August 1917 arrived at Port Mudros

25 February 1918 at Port Mudros alongside HMS ARK ROYAL loading aero engines

3 April 1918 at Port Mudros berthed alongside HMS ARK ROYAL

17 May 1918 at Mudros Ty/Engineer Lieutenant William Henry Aldcroft RNR discharged dead - accident. He is buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery in grave III H 237

30 July 1918 Assistant Cook Charles Arokin MMR 927353 discharged dead - drowned. He is remembered with pride on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, the Waterloo with Seaforth Civic Memorial, the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Memorial, Waterloo and the Christ Church C of E School, Bootle memorial

20 January 1919 Lieutenant John Rees RNR appointed in command

9 May 1919 Engineer Sub Lieutenant Joseph Wannop RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

23 May 1919 purchased by the Admiralty - name unchanged

August 1920 purchased by J Saparis, Piraeus and renamed Angheliki Saparis

1925 purchased by Michalinos Maritime & Commercial Co Ltd., Piraeus and renamed Keramicos

1930 purchased by Spetsiotiki Steam Navigation Co Ltd., Piraeus and renamed Keramikos

26 June 1933 arrived at Alexandria with a cargo of kerosene and benzine from Constanza caught fire and was destroyed by an explosion 

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