Requisitioned Auxiliary – Airedale 2

 

 Airdale 2

 

 Airdale 2

 

Official No:                               110105

Builder:                                    Wm. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool

Launched:                                22 April 1899

Pennant No:                             Y 3.700 / F 126

Signal Letters:                          RCMW

Into Service:                             30 June 1915

Out of service:                          2 May 1919

Fate:                                       June 1931 Broken up

 

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:

 

28 February 1899 launched by Wm. Gray & Co Ltd., West Hartlepool as Yard Nr: 578 named AIREDALE for London & Northern Steamship Co Ltd., (Pyman Bros, Managers) London.

22 April 1899 register opened at London as Nr 90/1899 in the Register Book.

April 1899  completed

30 June 1915 requisitioned for service as a Collier until 16 October 1915

8 January 1916  served as a Collier until 25 August 1916

28 February 1916  off pay voyage until 25 March 1916

8 May 1916 off pay voyage until 17 June 1916

20 July 1916 off pay voyage until 26 August 1916

26 August 1916  served as a Collier to Northern Russia for Russian Government a/c until 10 December 1916

October 1916  Managers became Pyman, Watson & Co Ltd, name unchanged

11 December 1916  on French Government Service as a Transport carrying stores London / Dunkirk and then from 3 January 1918 shell steel U.K. / France

7 February 1917 sold to C.A. Stewart & Co, London name unchanged

4 January 1918 served as a Collier until 2 May 1919

1926  sold to Eleftherios M. Tricoglu, Andros and renamed MICHAEL E. TRICOGLU

June 1931 arrived Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht for demolition.