Jedmoor

 

Jedmoor 

 

Official Number:                      135287

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Dublin Dockyard Co Ltd.

Launched:                              25 July 1914

Pennant No:                           Y 3.576 / F 0618

Into Service:                           2 October 1914

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                            10 November 1930 grounded and wrecked

 

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:

 

28 October 1913 launched by J Blumer & Co, North Dock, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 220 named Jedmoor for Moor Line Ltd., (W Runciman & Co., Managers) Newcastle

 

October 1914 completed

November 1914 in dry dock at Cardiff

10 March 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier - name unchanged - until 11 December 1915

23 March 1915 the Newcastle Journal reported -

Newcastle Journal 23 Mar 1915 ss Jedmoor

 

12 April 1915 arrived at Maderia from Barry

3 May 1915 at Machico Bay alongside HMS ARGONAUT suppling 825 tons of bunker coal

HMS Argonaut

HMS ARGONAUT

7 May 1915 off Funchal, Maderia alongside HMS ARGONAUT suppling 83 tons of bunker coal

11 June 1915 orders received from Rear Admiral Moor commanding 1st Cruiser Force to reduce the amount of coal issued to HMS CARMANIA from 2000 tons to 1963¾ tons thus making a reduction on total coal in the warship of 36¼ tons

15 June 1915 at Brindisi delivered stores and two life savings rafts to HMS AMETHYST and supplied 175 tons of bunker coal while alongside HMS SAPPHIRE

HMS Sapphire

HMS SAPPHIRE

20 June 1915 at Brindisi alongside HMS AMETHYST suppling 71 tons of bunker coal

24 June 1915 at Brindisi alongside HMS AMETHYST suppling 309 tons of bunker coal and also while alongside HMS SAPPHIRE supplying 484 tons of bunker coal

HMS Amethyst

HMS AMETHYST

29 June 1915 at Brindisi alongside HMS AMETHYST suppling 205 tons of bunker coal

6 July 1915 at Brindisi alongside HMS TOPAZE suppling 220 tons of bunker coal

15 July 1915 and 16 July 1915 at Brindisi alongside HMS TOPAZE supplying bunker coal

21 July 1915 and 22 July 1915 at Brindisi alongside HMS TOPAZE supplying bunker coal

1 August 1915 and 2 August 1915 at Brindisi alongside HMS TOPAZE supplying 310 tons of bunker coal

4 August 1915 sailed Brindisi

11 November 1915 at Kephalso alongside HMS BEN-MY-CHREE supplying 325 tons of bunker coal. Also received from the warship 115 petrol cases and empty bomb cases

HMS Ben my Chree 1915

HMS BEN-MY-CHREE

12 November 1915 at Kepalso cast off from HMS BEN-MY-CHREE

27 February 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 5 May 1916

6 May 1916 re-deployed as a Transport carrying sugar from Cuba until 8 August 1916

7 December 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 24 March 1917

25 March 1917 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying railway materials between Alexandria and Salonika until 3 May 1917

4 May 1917 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from Karachi until 24 August 1917

25 August 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 5 October 1918

24 October 1917 at Halifax alongside HMS ANTRIM supplying 900 tons of bunker coal

25 October 1917 and 26 October 1917 at Halifax alongside HMS COCHRANE supplying 1,198 tons of bunker coal

12 November 1917 and 13 November 1917 at Halifax alongside HMS LEVIATHAN supplying 1,100 tons of bunker coal

 

HMS Leviathan

HMS LEVIATHAN

 

28 January 1918, 29 January 1918 and 30 January 1918 at Halifax alongside HMS ROXBURGH supplying 1,442 tons of bunker coal

3 February 1918, 4 February 1918 and 5 February 1918 at Halifax alongside HMS KING ALFRED supplying 1,750 tons of bunker coal

25 February 1918 at Bermuda left dry dock and received a working party onboard from HMS HIGHFLYER

17 March 1918 arrived at Bermuda and berthed on South Camber

18 March 1918 at Bermuda received a working party of 3 PO's and 30 hands onboard from HMS HIGHFLYER

26 March 1918 at Bermuda berthed alongside HMS CAESAR supplying 530 tons of bunker coal. Twenty two coal bags were lost overboard

8 April 1918 and 9 April 1918 at Halifax alongside HMS LEVIATHAN supplying 2,380 tons of bunker coal

29 April 1918 at Bermuda received a working party onboard from HMS HIGHFLYER

8 May 1918 moved from Camber to Grassy Bay

15 May 1918 at Bermuda sailed to sea

30 May 1918 & 31 May 1918 at Bermuda berthed alongside HMS CAESAR supplying 500 tons of bunker coal. When completed ship moved to South Camber

6 June 1918 at Bermuda left South Camber and anchored in C Berth at Grassy Bay

17 June 1918 and 18 June 1918 at Halifax alongside HMS HIGHFLYER supplying 270 tons of bunker coal

21 June 1918 at Bermuda entered dry dock

12 September 1918 and 13 September 1918 alongside HMS ROXBURGH supplying 187 tons of bunker coal

6 October 1918 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from Canada until 7 November 1918

8 November 1918 re-deployed as a collier

26 October 1919 arrived Newport (Mon)

1 November 1919 sailed Newport (Mon) for Venice

17 November 1919 arrived at Venice

1920 owners became Western Counties Shipping Co Ltd., (E Edwards & Sons, Managers) Cardiff and was renamed Jedmead

1922 owners again Moor Line Ltd., (W Runciman & Co., Managers) Newcastle and renamed Linkmoor

10 November 1930 ran aground and was wrecked on Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the UK mainland while on passage from Liverpool to Blyth in ballast

 

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