January 1915 — PRESIDENT (ex-GANNET) receives her first cadets as the dormitory for the Training Ship MERCURY
This lifeboat WILLIAM RILEY OF BIRMINGHAM & LEAMINGTON was involved in attempting to rescue survivors from the ROHILLA
COB, under the informal name of MARY, was one of a number of tugs at Scapa Flow and was in the vicinity when H.M.S. VANGUARD exploded
24 November 1917–FEASIBLE was involved in the destruction of U-BOAT 48 in the North Sea near the Goodwin Sands.
5th September 1914–HELEN SMITTON was the St Abbs, Berwickshire, lifeboat which went to the rescue when HMS PATHFINDER was torpedoed and sunk.
CYCLOPS was a pinnace on HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN and was used for ferrying supplies during the First World War.
SHAMROCK carried 18lb shells from Canadian supply ships anchored in Plymouth Sound to Oceans Quay in Plymouth.
HOSPITAL BOAT No.67 was used throughout the war to transfer casualties from hospital ships to hospitals on land.
In 1914 the auxiliary steam yacht MOLLY was requisitioned by the Admiralty for harbour patrol duties in the Solent and renamed UNDINE
On 16 December 1914 the life boat CHARLES HENRY ASHLEY went to the assistance of the steam trawler ANGLIA of London.
During the First World War ALFRED CORRY was one of the busiest lifeboats, involved in 14 rescues off the Suffolk coast.
During the First World War SUNDOWNER served as a steam pinnace for the Royal Navy
PINNACE 199 is thought to have been on the 'super-dreadnought' H.M.S. MONARCH
During the First World War COLLIE carried out harbour duties for the Navy at Devonport
DORIAN was built in 1915 at the Royal Naval Dock Yard in Portsmouth as a pulling launch rowed by 38 men. During the First World War DORIAN operated as a harbour launch in Portsmouth Harbour.
During the First World War FUSIL was an ammunition launch, used to tow ammunition barges
VERE is believed to have been the admiral's steam barge assigned to H.M.S. DREADNOUGHT
FRANCIS FORBES BARTON was the reserve lifeboat at North Deal during the First World War
The Admiralty pinnace CHARMIAN is reputed to have been on Dreadnoughts during the First World War
In 1918 an order for a seaplane tender (PRINCE HELIG) was placed but cancelled when the war ended
PINMILL operated as a ferry between the shore and vessels of the Harwich Force throughout the First World War
During the First World War CFH was a fleet tender at Scapa Flow
The fast motor launch ATTA BOY was with H.M.S. ROYALIST at the Battle of Jutland.
In a famous incident in December 1917 she rescued 92 passengers and crew of the SS PEREGRINE of London after she ran aground off Walton on the Naze in a force nine gale.
HMS WARRIOR 1860 served as the floating workshop and powerhouse for HMS VERNON, the Royal Navy’s floating Torpedo Training School, throughout the First World War.
HALAS was commandeered by the Admiralty, renamed WATERWITCH and dispatched to Lesbos for service as a Royal Fleet Auxiliary ferry during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915.