Ebrahim, Esmail - Deck Cassab who died this day - RFA Reliant (1) 1945.
Ernest Michael, Wallace - 2nd Engineer Officer who died this day - as R.N.R. 1941.
John, Brymner - Linesman who died this day - RFA Mollusc 1918.
Ships that have been requisitioned as auxiliaries
Official Number: 131443
Pennant Number: Y9.12
Builder: Wm Hamilton & Co Ltd., Port Glasgow
Launched: 30 May 1912
Items of historic interest involving this ship: -
Background Data: One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty in WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA
30 May, 1912 Launched by Wm Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow as Yard Nr 237 named ACTOR for Charente Steamship Co Ltd ( T & J Harrison, Managers) Liverpool.. Renamed INTOMBI whilst fitting out. Her name in Zulu means “ a young maiden” or “sweetheart”
4 August 1912 delivered at a cost of £46,925 for service on the Harrison-Rennie Line service to South Africa
4 August 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a Stores Carrier, name unchanged and was intially attached to the 1st Cruiser Squadron based at Scapa Flow
8 August 1914 Lieutenant Percy Jackman RNR appointed as Commanding Officer and Engineer George Harborne RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer
8 August 1914 commissioned
10 March 1915 returned to her owners
30 May 1930 laid up at Preston during the Depression
22 January 1932 sailed Preston for Birkenhead
26 January 1932 purchased for £4,010 by Maris A. Embiricos, Andros and renamed MALIAKOS
13 September 1937 ran aground near Marmara, Turkey
16 September 1937 was refloated with difficulty and proceeded to Gallipoli for survey
21 December 1938 ran aground on the Danyube after breaking her moorings
25 December 1938 was refloated
23 December 1945 while on passage from Casablanca to Gdynia with a cargo of phosphate she ran aground 4 miles east of Trelleborg, Sweden
1949 purchased by Ibrahim Kalkavan, Istanbul and renamed SARAYKOY
26 January 1951 ran aground in the River Scheldt while on passage from Antwerp to Tel Aviv
27 January 1951 was refloated
1954 purchased by Sapanca Vapuru Isletmesi ( Sevket Manioglu ve Naci Ucler, Managers) Istanbul and renamed SAPANCA
28 February 1956 while on passage from Antwerp to Istanbul was struck on her starboard side in the River Scheldt by the Dutch Blommersdyk and sank in shallow water. All 35 persons on board were rescued. The wreck was later destroyed with explosives.