Requisitioned Auxiliary – Arno






Official Number:                      104543

Laid down:

Builder:                                   S. McKnight, Ayr

Launched:                               20 June 1894

Into Service:                            5 February 1915

Out of service:                         28 June 1917

Fate:                                      10 May 1922 wrecked on Renews Rock, Newfoundland


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:

20 June 1894  launched by S. McKnight, Ayr as Yard Nr 43 named JUNO for J & P Hutchinson, Glasgow.

July 1894 completed

11 July 1894 Lloyds List reported –

16 7 1894 Lloyds List Juno

1901 purchased by Royal Mail Steam Packet Co, London and renamed ARNO

11 December 1914 in the North Atlantic between the Tagus River and Gibraltar

5 February 1915 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as an Ammunition Carrier, name unchanged

12 December 1915 arrived at Kephalo, sailed later the same day

13 December 1915 arrived at Kaphalo

28 June 1917 returned to her owners

1918 purchased by Roberts, Brinning & Co, Liverpool and renamed ARBEECO

17 April 1919 sailed Liverpool to Gibraltar

3 January 1920 sailed Liverpool to Oporto

22 November 1920 arrived Liverpool from Oporto

22 February 1921 arrived at Gravesend from Valencia

1922 purchased by Thos. F Kirkwall, Montreal, name unchanged.

10 May 1922 was wrecked on Renews Rock, Newfoundland while on passage from Liverpool to Quebec in ballast. The Master at the time was Captain A Cameron