Wave-02 

 

Previous name:                     Buyak Ada
Subsequent name:                Wayward

Official Number:                    139064

Class:                                  Tender / Despatch Vessel

Pennant No:                          N60 / X79   

Laid down:                            
Builder:                                 Rennie Forrest Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd., Wivenhoe, Essex
Launched:                             7 February 1914
Into Service:                          August 1914 
Out of service:                      11 November 1922
Fate:                                    Wrecked on Anatolian Coast

 

                                 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data:  

Some official lists, marked as “Lists of RFA’s” show vessels which spent some time as RFA’s during the First World War. These records are extremely sketchy and some of these vessels were “Yard Craft”, partially or wholly Dockyard manned, partly by RNR or Reserve Fleet personnel. Some of the Depot Ships staffed by skilled civilian Dockyard workers were for a time White Ensign. The Director of Stores was understood to be concerned with their manning and operationally they remained under Admiralty control.

 

Career Data:

7 February 1914 launched by Rennie Forrest Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd., Wivenhoe, Essex as Yard No:     named Buyak Ada for Turkish Owners

August 1914 completed and seized at Colchester as an enemy ship and used as a Medway Passenger Steamer for the Admiralty as a Royal Fleet Auxiliary

20 November 1914 seizure reported in the London Gazette of this day - issue 28981 on page no: 9538

24 November 1914 seizure reported in the Edinburgh Gazette of this day - issue 12743 on page no: 1404

7 December 1914 seizure placed before the Prize Court this day - reported in the Times newspaper of 8 December 1914

26 June 1915 registered in the name of the Secretary of the Admiralty in the name of Wave

30 December 1915 at Saloniki berthed alongside HMS ALBION for an examination of the hull by their divers

6 April 1916 at Saloniki berthed alongside HMS St GEORGE for an examination of the hull by their divers

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HMS St GEORGE

18 October 1917 Engineer Sub-Lieutenant Harry S Shannon RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

2 January 1918 pink list location shows her to be a Fleet Messenger in the Agean Squadron, Mediterranean

20 February 1918 Lieutenant Frederick J Sweeting RNR appointed as Commanding Officer

30 June 1918 pink list location shows her to be a Fleet Minesweeper in the Agean Squadron, Mediterranean

11 November 1918 pink list location shows her to be a Boom Guard ship in the Mudros Area, Mediterranean

1919 renamed as Wayward

9 July 1919 at Constantinople berthed alongside HMS CAESAR collecting sacks of mail

HMS Caesar

HMS CAESAR

November 1919 pink list location shows her to be a Fleet Messenger in the Agean, under the PNTO Mediterranean

11 November 1922 foundered in tow off Anatolian Coast and wrecked

21 July 1924 her registry entry with the Registrar of Shipping was closed

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