RFA Industry (1)

 

RFA_Industry

 

 

Previous name:                     Glasgow
Subsequent name:  

Official Number                      138989                                                                         

Class:                                   Stores Carrier

Pennant No:                          X24 and X31

Laid down:
Builder:                                 William Beardmore & Co Ltd, Govan
Launched:                             10 December 1900
Into Service:                          7 June 1901
Out of service:                       18 October 1918
Fate:                                     Sunk

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data:  Soon after the turn of the 20th Century, the Admiralty acquired a number of small tankers and store-ships and from the experiments conducted with these tankers was obtained the experience which resulted in the building of a large number of tankers of various sizes which were especially designed for their task of refuelling warships. None of these early ships were sister ships, and they became the first Admiralty vessels to fall into the new RFA category on its inception in 1905

 

10 December 1900 launched by Wm Beardmore & Co Ltd, Govan as Yard Nr: 473 named INDUSTRY having originally been laid down as GLASGOW

7 June 1901 completed and was under a Yard Craft Agreement having been specifically designed for carrying guns and stores between different Dockyards and was fitted with extra large hatches

15 November 1901 the St James's Gazette reported

St Jamess Gazette 15 11 1901 Industry

6 February 1902 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

10 October 1903 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

24 May 1906 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

30 May 1906 arrived off Lundy in the Bristol Channel to deliver equipment for the salvage of HMS MONTAGUE which had been stranded on the island and receive onboard stores and other equipment from the ship

30 June 1906 sailed Pembroke Dock with three portable steam boilers to assist with the salvage of HMS MONTAGUE

1 August 1906 arrived Devonport from Portsmouth Harbour

21 December 1906 arrived at Portsmouth Harbour

15 August 1907 sailed Portsmouth Harbour

19 March 1908 sailed Portsmouth Harbour

18 September 1908 sailed Portsmouth Harbour

19 March 1909 berthed at Portsmouth Harbour

3 July 1909 the Portsmouth Evening News reported ...

Port Even News 3 7 1909 Industry

 

12 November 1909 arrived at Portsmouth Harbour

2 December 1909 arrived at Portsmouth Harbour from Portland

14 January 1911 arrived at Portsmouth Harbour

18 January 1911 the Portsmouth Evening News published the ships sailing programme which, seeing the entry below dated 1 February 1911, plainly slipped ...

Ports Even News 19 Jan 1911 Industry

1 February 1911 arrived at Dover delivering a steam pinnace for use by the Kings Harbour Master sailing the same day

6 April 1911 in No: 8 dry dock at Portsmouth Harbour

22 April 1911 the London Daily News carried an advert for the sale of the ship by auction

Lond Daily News 22 4 11 Industry

3 January 1912 sailed Portsmouth Harbour

29 July 1912 the Scotsman Newspaper reported ...

Press Cutting 29 7 12 Scotsman RFA Industry

1914 transfered to RFA manning

April 1914 Captain Philip J Finch RFA appointed as Master

29 March 1915 Lieutenant Frederick W Dunn-Taylor RNR appointed in command

Photo of-DUNN-TAYLOR FREDERICKWILLIAM

Lieutenant Frederick W Dunn-Taylor RNR

 

24 May 1915 at Rosyth supplying stores to HMS HIBERNIA

22 July 1915 and 23 July 1915  at Scapa Flow berthed alongside the Requisitioned Auxiliary Zaria

4 August 1915 Engineer John P Howard RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

CEO John P Howard

Engineer John P Howard RNR

5 August 1915 in collision with Dutch ship Zeeland off the Wold Lightship

14 December 1915 Lieutenant George L Capsey RNR appointed in command

17 May 1916 at Swin berthed alongside HMS HIBERNIA supplying naval stores

29 May 1916 Engineer Lieutenant Joseph C Tait RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

1 September 1917 Lieutenant William Norman RNR appointed in command - killed in action on 18 October 1918 with 19 other members of the crew - see Roll of Honour

3 December 1917 Ordinary Seaman J Murta logged as being absent without leave. He returned to the ship on the 5 December 1917 and was discharged to HMS Victory 1. He had signed on the ship on 29 October 1917

24 December 1917 Stoker J S Elliott was logged as deserter from the ship. He had signed on the ship on the 7 November 1917

18 October 1918 torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB92 in the Irish Sea near the Strangford Light Buoy while under escort of the armed trawler HMS PERSIAN EMPIRE - Engineer Lieutenant Joseph Cook Tait RNR. Able Seaman William Robert Mason MMR 857858. Firemen Benjamin Ambridge MMR 912971. Ordinary Seaman Arthur Barlow MMR 882966. Fireman Victor Charles Berridge MMR 881783. Ordinary Seaman John James Carney MMR 836789. Leading Fireman Thomas H Foreman MMR. Ordinary Seaman John Robert Garrick MMR 955637. Stoker Charles Goddard MMR 801031. Able Seaman Percy Green MMR. Stoker John Alfred Jones MMR 862937. Able Seaman Reginald John Mole MMR. Able Seaman Frederick Westhorpe Mole MMR. Fireman Alfred John Mole MMR. Quartermaster Henry Pullen MMR and Able Seaman Harold Frederick Stoker MMR discharged dead. They are  remembered with pride on the Plymouth and Portsmouth Naval Memorials - just four of the crew survived.

 

 

RFA Industry (2)

 

DS_Moerejarl_in_1928

RFA Industry (2) as the Morejari in 1928

 

 

Previous name:                     Tay and Tyne, Cheriton,  Dundreary      
Subsequent name:                Morejarl 1  Morejarl

Official Number                      123329                                                                          

Class:                                   Stores Carrier

Pennant No:                         X83

Laid down:
Builder:                                Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee
Launched:                            8 November 1908
Into Service:
Out of service:                      31 October 1926
Fate:                                   Broken up  

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

 

Background Data:  Soon after the turn of the 20th Century, the Admiralty acquired a number of small tankers and store ships and from the experiments conducted with these tankers was obtained the experience which resulted in the building of a large number of tankers of various sizes which were especially designed for their task of refuelling warships. None of these early ships were sister ships, and they became the first Admiralty vessels to fall into the new RFA category on its inception in 1905

 

9 November 1908 launched by Dundee Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Dundee as Yard Nr: 204 named TAY AND TYNE for Dundee & Newcastle Steam Shipping Co Ltd, Dundee. Launched by Mrs W Banks

January 1909 completed for Dundee & Newcastle Shipping Co Ltd., Dundee

27 January 1909 sailed Dundee

29 January 1909 sailed Newcastle on Tyne

2 February 1909 sailed Dundee

5 February 1909 sailed Newcastle on Tyne

21 December 1909 sailed Dundee

28 July 1910 sailed Newcastle on Tyne

2 August 1910 sailed from Dundee

5 August 1910 sailed from Newcastle on Tyne

9 November 1910 sailed from Dundee

11 November 1910 sailed from Newcastle on Tyne

15 November 1910 sailed from Dundee

18 November 1910 sailed from Newcastle on Tyne

14 December 1910 the Dundee Evening Telepgraph reported that ...

Dundee Even Tele 14 12 1910 Tay Tyne

31 May 1911 sailed Dundee

2 June 1911 sailed from Newcastle on Tyne

6 June 1911 sailed Dundee

9 June 1911 sailed Newcastle on Tyne

6 December 1911 sailed Dundee

8 December 1911 sailed Newcastle on Tyne

12 December 1911 sailed Dundee

15 December 1911 sailed Newcastle on Tyne

24 January 1912 sailed Dundee

26 January 1912 sailed Newcastle on Tyne

30 January 1912 sailed Dundee

2 February 1912 sailed Newcastle on Tyne

19 June 1912 sailed from Camperdown Jetty, Dundee

4 September 1912 sailed Dundee

9 December 1912 at Broughton Ferry Able Seaman Peter Fraser discharged dead - heart failure

13 December 1912 at the River Tyne in collision with two other vessels suffering damage

14 December 1912 the Dundee Courier reported ...

Dundee Courier 14 12 1912 Tay Tyne

13 January 1913 berthed at Dundee having had to take shelter in the Forth with some 40 other vessels

9 July 1913 at sea Bill Inspector John G Scott discharged dead - he disappeared from the poop deck - possible suicide

25 November 1913 sailed from Dundee

28 November 1913 sailed from Newcastle on Tyne

4 December 1913 sailed from Dundee

6 December 1913 sailed from Newcastle upon Tyne

27 March 1914 sailed Newcastle upon Tyne

1 April 1914 sailed Dundee

24 October 1914 grounded in the River Tay

26 October 1914 the Dundee Courier reported ...

Dundee Courier 26 10 1914 Tay Tyne

20 July 1915 sailed Dundee

24 July 1915 sailed from Camperdown Jetty, Dundee

29 July 1915 sailed Newcastle on Tyne

29 November 1916 arrived at Montrose from Middlesborough with a cargo of Slag Manure

March 1917 purchased by Dundee, Perth and London Shipping Co Ltd, Dundee - name unchanged

28 June 1917 chartered by the Admiralty for service as a 'Q' ship serving under the names Cheriton and Dundreary

20 April 1917 Lieutenant Philip John Mack Royal Navy - Commanding Officer awarded a Mention in Despatches in the London Gazette of this day

26 September 1917 purchased by the Admiralty for £33,750 for conversion into a store ship

19 February 1918 sailed Lerwick, Shetlands to patrol off the Norwegian Coast as a 'Q' ship to take the place of Armed Merchant Cruiser India which had been sunk by the German submarine U22

1920 renamed Industry (2)

7 April 1920 Captain Stanley B Spilett RFA appointed as Master

 

Spillett

Captain Stanley B Spilett RFA

 

10 April 1920 sailed from Portsmouth Dockyard

24 May 1920 berthed at Portsmouth Dockyard

26 May 1920 sailed from Portsmouth Dockyard 

27 July 1920 berthed at Portsmouth Dockyard 

30 July 1920 sailed from Portsmouth Dockyard 

28 August 1920 berthed at Portsmouth Dockyard 

2 September 1920 sailed from Portsmouth Dockyard

29 September 1920 sailed Devonport for Haulbowline

28 February 1921 berthed at Portsmouth Dockyard 

24 August 1922 sailed from Portsmouth Dockyard

5 December 1922 sailed from Portsmouth Dockyard

16 September 1924 offered for sale 'as lies' at Chatham 

31 October 1926 sold for £2,610 at Chatham to C A Beard on behalf of James Kell, Sunderland - a ship broker for More Fylkes Rutelskap of Norway

28 November 1924 sailed Chatham, under tow - renamed Morejarl 1 - was employed on their coastal trade between Trondheim and Bergen. On purchase she was towed to Storvik Shipbuilders at Kristiansund to be rebuilt.  An intermediate deck for the transport of live animals was added. The purchase and renovation cost a total of 480,000 kroner

1925 name abbreviated to just Morejarl

9 April 1940 when German attacked Norway the ship was loaded for the northbound sailing to Bergen. The City had been occupied by German forces that morning and the ship was requisitioned by German authorities as an accommodation vessel for Norwegian prisoners of war until 16 April 1940

End of 1940/1941 returned to her owners by the occupying German Forces

1950 owners name restyled as Morejarl og Ramsdal Fylkesbatar, Norway

1951 sold for breaking up to Ceuleman & Sons, Antwerp

January 1952 breaking up commenced

 

 

Ships of the same name

 

 

Industry. A sloop that was believed to be in service in 1665.

 

Industry. A fire vessel of 70 bm, 59.5 feet x 17 feet purchased in April 1794.  Broken up in August 1795.

 

Industry. A gun vessel that was in service between 1806 and 1810.

 

Industry. A transport launched by Warwick of Ealing on the 13 October 1814.  318 bm, 104 x 26 feet, armed with 4 x 12 pdr carronade, reduced to harbour service in 1829.  Broken up in 1846.

 

Industry. An iron screw store ship of 1,100 tons by Mare of Blackwall, launched in 1854.  Purchased on the 19 April 1854, became a boom defence vessel in 1901.  Sold to Ward, Preston on the 10 October 1911.

Battle Honours for this Vessel: CRIMEA 1854-55.

 

 

 

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