Requisitioned Auxiliary – Adriatic

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Official No:                            118816

Builder:                         Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd., West Hartlepool

Launched:                     1904

Pennant No:                          Y 3.526

Into Service:                  2 December 1915

Out of service:               30 October 1916

Fate:                            30 October 1916 ship missing

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:

1904 launched by Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd., Harbour Dock, West Hartlepool as Yard No: 137 named Adriatic for Walter H Cockerline (W H Cockerline & Co., Managers) Hull

June 1904 completed

6 December 1915 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as a Transport carrying timber – name unchanged – until 10 February 1916

11 February 1916 re-deployed as a Collier until 10 July 1916

11 July 1916 re-deployed as a Transport carrying timber for the Railway Executive Committee until 16 October 1917

17 October 1917 re-deployed as a Collier again until …

30 October 1917 sailed Newport, Monmouthshire for Marseilles with a cargo of coal and went missing with her crew of twenty six



  1. Pennant Nr: previously allocated to Dromonby