Requisitioned Auxiliary – Harperley




Official Number:                    120666

Builder:                                   Wm Gray & Co Ltd., West Hartlepool

Pennant No:                  Y.8 119

Launched:                              25 January 1906

Into Service:                           30 March 1919

Out of service:                        26 May 1919

Fate:                                        1933 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:


25 January 1906 launched by Wm Gray & Co Ltd., West Hartlepool as Yard Nr: 717 name HARPERLEY for J & C Harrison Ltd., London

February 1906 completed

10 August 1918 at Salonika Able Seaman Frank George Hyde, J63588,  a Royal Naval Hostilities Only rating, fell down the hold. Taken onboard HMS St GEORGE where he was certified dead with spinal injuries – he is buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria in grave 274

30 March 1919 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

26 May 1919 returned to her owners – name unchanged

1920 purchased by Willis Steamship Co Ltd., London – name unchanged

1929 purchased by Stamatios & Demetrios Fafalios, Chios and renamed STAMOS FAFALIOS

25 January 1933 arrived at Rosyth from Liverpool for partial demolition by Metal Industries Ltd.

September 1934 hulk towed to Charlestown for final demolition