Requisitioned Auxiliary – Hebble






Official Number:                     98385

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

Pennant No:                   

Launched:                              24 August 1891

Into Service:                           26 August 1914

Out of service:                        6 May 1917

Fate:                                     1917 mined and sunk


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:


24 August 1891 launched by W Dobson & Co., Walker-0n-Tyne as Yard Nr 47 named HEBBLE for Goole Steam Shipping Co Goole

August 1891 completed

27 November 1899 arrived at Goole after a collision with a foreign steamer (details unknown) in the Rotterdam River. The Hebble suffered damage to 2 plates.

10 November 1891 berthed at Google from Antwerp with Captain Henry Jordan as the ship’s Master

18 November 1901 arrived at Goole

1 January 1905 owners became London & Yorkshire Railway Co. Goole name unchanged

12 August 1908 at the mouth of the River Humber in collision with the steamer Armourer

26 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an  Ammunition Stores Carrier – name unchanged – became Ammunition Stoes Carrier No 3

6 May 1917 struck a mine laid by UC-42 (Kptlt Otto H Tornow) in the North Sea 1½ miles E of Roker Pier in position 54.55N 02.28W while on passage from Scapa Flow to Sunderland in ballast with the loss of five lives. Ofthose killed four are remembered with pride on the Tower Hill Memorial and one, Able Seaman Charles J Ford is buried in Sunderland (Ryhope Road) Cemetery in grave 5A 11647