Requisitioned Auxiliary – Burriana



Official Number:                      124141

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Robert Duncan & Co Ltd., Port Glasgow

Launched:                               24 September 1906

Pennant No:                            Y8 .56 /  Y3.675

Into Service:                            1914

Out of service:                         1916

Fate:                                       1944 scuttled



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:


24 September 1906 launched by Robert Duncan & Co Ltd., Port Glasgow as Yard Nr: 312 named BURRIANA for Mossgiel Steamship Co Ltd. (J Bruce, Manager) Glasgow

28 September 1906 Lloyds List newspaper reported –

28 9 1906 Lloyds List Burriana

October 1906 completed

30 November 1906 arrived at Messina, Italy

1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier – name unchanged

1915 purchased by Chr. Salvesen & Co., Glasgow – name unchanged

14 July 1915 became a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

19 December 1916 returned to owners – name unchanged

1928 owners restyled as South Georgia Co Ltd., (Chr. Salvesen & Co. Managers), Glasgow

1932 purchased by Scuden Steamship Co Ltd., London and renamed FORTUNATA

1934 Owners became Metteo Scuden, Catania – name unchanged

1937 purchased by L Silvio Viglienzoni, Italy and renamed OBBEDIRE

1940 purchased by Dr Ca. Mario Zoboli, Genoa and renamed CORSO FOUGIER

9 September 1943 seized by German Forces at Patras and renamed CAROLA under the management of Mittelmeer Reederi Gmbh., Hamburg 

10 October 1944 scuttled at Piraeus and later cut up in situ