Persol

Vessel name on Arrival: Alan Clore

Original Builder: Sir Raylton Dixon & Company, Middlesbrough

Original Yard No: 608

Official Number: 140278

Vessel Type: navaltanker

GRT: 5895

Year Built: 1917

Arrival Date: 30/01/1951

Breakup Started: 31/01/1951

Date First Beached: 09/07/1951

Date Breakup Completed: 07/12/1951

Draught For’d: 11' 3"

Draught Aft: 16' 0"

Name Changes:

 

1916  :  launched as Persol for the Admiralry

1917  :  renamed RFA Cherryleaf for the Admiralty

1947  :  sold to British Oil Shipping Company Limited and renamed Alan Clore

Other Information:

Fast 'Leaf' Class Fleet Attendant Tanker RFA CHERRYLEAF          Pennant Nos. X 48,  Y 7,  181,  X 17

 

09-11-1916  :  Launched

April   1917  :  Completed

 

Dimensions :  123.5 metres  x  16.6 metres

 

Propulsion  :  Twin-Screw / Steam Engines

Speed        :  14 knots

 

18-04-1917  :  Trials

20-04-1917  :  Commissioned under the management of Lanr & MacAndrew Limited of London

25-08-1917  :  Attacked in English Channel by German submarine but torpedo missed

1917 – 1918  :  Operations in the North Atlantic

1919 – 1921  :  On West Indies Station based out of Bermuda

1922 – 1926  :  In Reserve with four sister-ships at Rosyth

1926 – 1930  :  Out of Reserve and chartered out to the Anglo Saxon Petroleum Company Limited of London

1931 – 1934  :  Mediterranean Station oiler area based out of Malta

1936 – 1939  :  Station oiler duties at Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War

03-09-1939  :  RFS Cherryleaf at Malta on the outbreal date of WWII

1940 – 1945  :  Mainly in Mediterranean stations, Malta, Gibraltar, Alexandra, etc.

1945 – 1946  :  India

21-10-1946       :  Handed over to Ministry of Transport for disposal

January 1947    :  Sold to the British Oil Shipping Company Limited of London

28-08-1947       :  Following refit on the Tyne, vessel renamed S.S. Alan Clore

November 1948 :  Following serious problems with Engines and Boilers, laid up in the River Fal

20-12-1950        :  Arrived at Dalmuir, River Clyde, for breaking by Messrs Arnott Young & Company

30-01-1951        :  Arrived as hulk at WSSCL, Troon for final demolition