Requisitioned Auxiliary – Ailsa Craig


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Official No:                               120718

Builder:                           Ailsa Shipbuilding Co, Troon

Launched:                      6 September 1906

Pennant No:                             Y 3.2123

Into Service:                   28 March 1918

Out of service:                15 April 1918

Fate:                               15 April 1918 torpedoed 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:

6 September 1906 launched by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co, Troon as Yard Nr: 156 named AILSA CRAIG for H. Craig & Co, Belfast

8 September 1906 Lloyds List reported –

8 9 1906 Lloyds List Ailsa Craig


October 1906 completed

4 October 1906 sailed Antwerp for Vladivostok but was forced to anchor in Antwerp Roads as the result of an engine defect

28 March 1918 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier until ….

15 April 1918  torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-80 (Kptlt. Max Viebeg) in the English Channel 13 miles W x N from Portland Bill in position 50°30N 02°48W when on passage from Cardiff to Granville carrying coal