HMS Hector

 

Official Number:                      102191

Builder:                                  Workman, Clark & Co Ltd., Belfast

Pennant No:                    Y 4.20 / Y8.103  

Launched:                              27 November 1894

Into Service:                           12  May 1915

Out of service:                        December  1918

Fate:                                     20 July 1923 broken up

 

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:

 

27 November 1894 launched by Workman, Clark & Co Ltd., Belfast as Yard Nr: 116 named Hector for Ocean Steamship Co Ltd., (A Holt & Co Ltd., Managers) Liverpool

February 1895 completed

23 December 1900 sailed Glasgow

4 January 1901 sailed Greenock to Rouen

8 December 1904 at 6.35N 107.38E passenger Yung Ha Chung discharged dead - natural causes

19 October 1911 at Batavia Hospital Able Seaman Arthur Brierley discharged dead - Malaria

12 May 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Fleet Messenger and later served as Kite Balloon Ship renamed as HMS HECTOR at the Dardanelles

26 June 1915 at Port Mudros sailed for a test flight of her balloon

9 July 1915 arrived at Kephalo

13 July 1915 off Cape Hellas balloon aloft spotting for HMS CHATHAM who fired 6" shells at Krithia Village and Achi Baba at shore batteries

15 July 1915 off Gabas Tepe with HMS CHATHAM firing 6" Lyddite shells at gun battery

17 July 1915 anchored at Kephalo Bay

19 July 1915 sailed Kephalo Bay returning to anchor the same day

29 July 1915 arrived at Kephalo Bay

5 August 1915 arrived at Kephalo Bay

6 August 1915 sailed from Kephalo Bay returning the same day

12 August 1915 sailed from Kephalo Bay

13 August 1915 sailed from Kephalo Bay returning the same day

14 August 1915 arrived at Kephalo Bay

17 August 1915 arrived at Kephalo Bay

19 August 1915 arrived at Kephalo Bay

26 August 1915 Assistant Steward Carlo Ferrugia MMR discharged dead - illness

28 August 1915 sailed at  Kephalo Bay

6 September 1915 sailed from Kephalo Bay returning the same day

7 September 1915 sailed from Kephalo Bay

14 September 1915 arrived at Kephalo Bay

17 September 1915 sailed from Kephalo Bay

3 October 1915 with HMS JED off Kephalo

17 October 1915 sailed from Kephalo Bay

15 March 1916 sailed Port Ino

16 March 1916 arrived Port Mudros

1 April 1916 sailed Port Mudros

25 May 1916 decommissioned and served under the Red Ensign as a collier, troop transport and stores carrier named Hector

23 June 1916 sighted by HMS MANTURA - allowed to proceed

13 March 1917 sighted by HMS CLIO while on passage to Aden

6 August 1918 at 49.33N 05.03W Greaser & Trimmer James Burns discharged dead - natural causes

December 1918 returned to her owners name unchanged

20 July 1923 arrived Wilhelmshaven, Germany for demolition by Schiffswerke Unterelbe

 

Notes:

1. On of a group of 6 sister ships between 1894 and 1895

2. Was awarded the Dardanelles 1915/1916 Campaign Honour

 

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