Requisitioned Auxiliary – Hazel

 

 HAZEL

 

Official Number:                     124188

Builder:                                 Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co, Cartsdyke Mid Yard, Greenock

Pennant No:                   M00 / M1.10 

Launched:                             13 April 1907

Into Service:                          14 November 1914

Out of service:                        11 May 1919

Fate:                                     1q/1939 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:

13 April 1907 launched by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd., Govan as Yard Nr: 451 named Hazel for Laird Lines Ltd., Glasgow

May 1907 completed

25 November 1909 on the River Clyde near Renfrew with passengers and cargo from Londonderry in collision with ss Minard Castle outward bound. Both vessels were damaged above the water line

12 December 1911 at Glasgow 1st Class Steward Patrick Kenny discharged dead from heart failure

14 November 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Armed Boarding Steamer and Stores Carrier

18 November 1914 Commander Charles P Wilson RD RNR appointed in command

27 November 1914 Engineer William Oswald RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

30 November 1914 commissioned as HMS HAZEL

2 March 1915 Cook’s Mate M. McIntyre MMR discharged dead. He is buried in Cobh Old Church Cemetery in grave C.24.61

7 March 1915 at sea at 51.03N 12.30W sighted by HMS JUNO

29 May 1915 left dry dock at Glasgow

27 March 1916 at Port Jero

6 August 1915 at Port Mudros

29 August 1915 at Port Mudros

19 July 1916 sailed Suda Bay, Crete

22 July 1916 sailed Port Mudros

12 August 1916 arrived at Port Mudros

18 August 1916 at Port Laki

1 September 1916 arrived at Port Mudros

6 September 1916 at Suda Bay, Crete

7 September 1916 arrived at Port Laki sailing later the same day

11 September 1916 arrived at Port Laki sailing later the same day

4 October 1916 at Suda Bay, Crete loading stores from HMS PELORUS

12 October 1916 arrived at Port Mudros

20 November 1916 at Port Mudros

23 April 1917 sailed Port Mudros

23 May 1917 arrived at Suda Bay, Crete

16 June 1917 arrived at Port Mudros

3January 1918 Engineer Lieutenant Reginald Forbes RNR appointed as Chief Engineer Officer

31 January 1918 Ship’s Cook William Walmer MMR 815672 discharged dead through illness. He is remembered with pride on the Plymouth Naval Memorial

14 May 1918 sailed Port Said escorted by HMS COLNE to Milso and Mudros

4 June 1918 arrived at Milo

2 August 1918 north Aegean Sea in collision with French Naval Ship Floreal. Exact location of collision not certain 

28 October 1918 arrived at Port Mudros

23 November 1918 at Ismid

29 November 1918 Greaser J Platt MMR 897131 discharged dead from illness. He is buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery in grave III J 256

3 December 1918 Signalman Edward Mathews RNVR discharged dead from illness. He is buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery in grave V.A.9

8 December 1918 Greaser Henry Owen Trescothie MMR 960802 discharged dead from illness. He is buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery in grave V.B.32

13 December 1918 Lieutenant Charles Booth RNR discharged dead. He is buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery in grave V.B. 27

29 December 1918 Greaser W Magee MMR 960601 discharged dead from illness. He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetary in Prot 431

18 February 1919 decommissioned

11 May 1919 refitted and returned to her owners as Hazel

1919 purchased by Isle of Man Steam Packet Co Ltd., Douglas and renamed Mona

27 June 1922 berthed at Douglas IOM having been in collision with ss Faxen near Crosby Lightship earlier that day. Had considerable damage to the starboard side by the main hatch. Ss Faxen enter dry dock at Gothenburg for repairs. – source Lloyds Casualty reports 28 June and 7 July 1922

3 July 1930 after going aground on Conister Rock, in Douglas Bay was refloated with the assistance of a tug and two local ships. Berthed at the Breakwater at Douglas

1q 1939 arrived at Llanelly for demolition by E Rees