Requisitioned Auxiliary – Adalia



Official No:                           110592

Builder:                         Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd., Deptford Yard, Sunderland

Launched:                     30 August 1899

Pennant No:                          Y 3.1596

Into Service:                  25 November 1916

Out of service:               29 July 1917

Fate:                            29 July 1917 captured 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:

30 August 1899 launched by Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd., Deptford Yard, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 568 named Adalia for Papayanni Line Ltd., Liverpool

August 1899 completed

1901 owners purchased by Ellerman Lines Ltd., and were restyled as Ellerman & Papayanni Lines – name unchanged

9 December 1912 on the Clyde at Linthouse in collision with Clyde Trust Barge No: 21. Sprung one plate on ships side requiring repairs at Greenock. The Barge suffered no damage. Continued voyage on 10 December 1912,

25 November 1916 requisitioned for Admiralty service and served as an Amaments Carrier to Northern Russia for Russian Government a/c – name unchanged – until 9 May 1917

10 May 1917 re-deployed as a collier until …

29 July 1917 captured by German submarine U-94 (Alfred Saalwachter) in the North Sea and sunk by gunfire 53 nmiles NE Muckle Flugga in position 61.38N on the Greenwich Meridian while on passage from Archangel to London with a cargo of timber and with the loss of one life