Requisitioned Auxiliary – Arrival


ARRIVAL after being renamed ELSIE ANNIE 


Official No:                             120481

Builder:                         Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd., Bill Quay

Launched:                    22 November 1904

Pennant No:                          Y 8.37

Into Service:                1915

Out of service:             13 October 1917

Fate:                            1936 Wrecked


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:


22 November 1904 launched by Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd., Bill Quay as Yard Nr: 124 named ARRIVAL for Christopher Rowbotham & Sons, London

December 1904 completed

31 January 1910 at Deptford Creek Ordinary Seaman Georges Hayles discharged dead having fallen down the hold

1914 Owners became C Rowbotham & Sons, London Requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Armaments Carrier – name unchanged

13 October 1914 became a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

13 October 1917 returned to her owners – name unchanged

1920 purchased by J J Stafford Sr, Wexford and renamed ELSIE ANNIE

11 January 1929 at east side West Dock, Cardiff Able Seaman Frederick Saunders discharged dead having accidentally drowned

1931 owners restyled as Wexford Steamships Ltd (J J Stafford, Manager) Wexford – name unchanged

5 February 1936 wrecked on Wexford Bar while on passage from Ayr to Wexford carrying coal