Requisitioned Auxiliaries – Cowrie

 Comrie

 Comrie

 

Official Number:                      105791

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd, Low Walker

Pennant Nr:                            Y 7.65

Launched:                              17 Dec 1895

Into Service:                           1915

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                     March 1929 arrived Blyth for scrapping

 

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

 

17 December 1895 launched by Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd, Low Walker as Yard Nr: 633 named COWRIE for M Samuel & Co, London

18 December 1895 the Newcastle Daily Chronicle newspaper reported …

 

18 12 1895 Newcastle Daily Chronicle Cowrie

 

5 February 1896 Lloyds List newspaper reported …

 

5 2 1896 Lloyds List Cowrie

 

February 1896 completed

30 March 1896 berthed at Singapore

14 April 1896 berthed at Kobe, Japan

20 October 1896 berthed at Kobe, Japan from Hong Kong

30 December 1896 sailed Port Said

6 April 1897 sailed Shanghai, China

20 April 1897 sailed Singapore

26 May 1897 arrived at Suez while on passage from Shanghai, China to London

6 June 1897 passed Sagres while on passage from Shanghai, China to London

17 June 1897 sailed Le Havre

26 June 1897 arrived at Elbe

7 July 1897 sailed the Elbe

30 July 1897 passed Constantinople from Batoum

4 August 1897 sailed Suez

28 August 1897 sailed Singapore

6 September 1897 sailed Hong Kong

15 September 1897 berthed at Kobe, Japan

12 October 1897 arrived at Hong Kong from Yokohama, Japan

14 December 1897 passed Capo D’Armi through the Straits of Messina while on passage from Yokohama, Japan to Marseilles, France

26 January 1898 arrived Port Said while on passage from Batoum

4 February 1898 arrived at Aden from Batoum

17 July 1898 sailed Batoum

21 July 1898 passed Constantinople

19 September 1898 arrived Kobe, Japan from Shanghai, China

10 November 1898 sailed Colombo, Ceylon

20 November 1898 arrived at Aden

25 November 1898 arrived at Suez

11 January 1899 arrived at Aden from Batoum

14 June 1899 at Wallsend Slipway Dock, River Tyne converted to use oil as a fuel

17 June 1899 ran trials using oil as a fuel and then sailed to Batoum to load cargo

1907 owners restyled as Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London name unchanged

25 March 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an oiler – name unchanged – rate of hire £3,179 until 29 July 1915 and then at £3,500

4 July 1917 missed by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-53 off SW Ireland.

1918 returned to her owners, name unchanged.

February 1929 sold for scrap

23 March 1929 arrived Blyth for demolition by Hughes Bolckow & Co Ltd.