Requisitioned Auxiliary – Cairnvalona

 

22Cairnvalona

22Cairnvalona

 

Official Number:                      140718

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Sunderland Shipbuilding Co, South Dock, Sunderland

Pennant Nr:                            Y 3.2417

Launched:                              10 April 1918

Into Service:                           3 August 1918

Out of service:                        13 May 1919

Fate:                                       30 June 1952  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

 

10 April 1918 launched by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co, South Dock, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 314 named CAIRNVALONA for Cairn Line of Steamships Ltd (Cairns, Noble & Co, Managers) Newcastle-upon-Tyne

August 1918 completed

3 August 1918 requisitioned for Admiralty service with the Liner section until 6 November 1918

7 November 1918 re-deployed as a collier until 9 December 1918 then transferred back to the Liner section

14 December 1918 re-deployed with the Liner section until 13 May 1919

27 December 1919 discharging at Tyne Dock, River Tyne

12 February 1923 passed at Abb’s Head

9 September 1925 sailed from the River Tyne

22 March 1927 arrived at Portland, ME

27 March 1927 sailed Portland, ME for the River Tyne

10 July 1927 the Sunday Post newspaper reported …

 

10 7 1927 Sunday Post Cairnviola

 

11 September 1928 sailed from Dundee

15 January 1931 at Leith

6 October 1937 sailed from Montreal for the River Tyne via Halifax

17 September 1939 sailed Southend in escorted convoy OA6. The convoy dispersed on 20 September 1939 and CAIRNVALONA sailed for Montreal, Canada

17 October 1939 sailed from Halifax in escorted convoy HX5 to Liverpool arriving on 29 October 1939

3 November 1939 sailed from Methil in unescorted convoy FS31 to Southend arriving 5 November 1939

5 March 1940 sailed from Halifax in escorted convoy HX25 to Liverpool arriving on 20 March 1940

21 June 1941 sailed from Southend in unescorted convoy EC36 to the Clyde arriving 27 June 1941

23 August 1941 sailed from Southend in unescorted convoy EC64 to the Clyde arriving 29 August 1941

3 February 1942 sailed from Methil in escorted convoy EN41 to Oban arriving 5 February 1942

28 March 1942 sailed from Belfast Lough in escorted convoy BB154 to Milford Haven arriving the next day

10 August 1942 sailed Methil in unescorted convoy EN122 to Loch Ewe arriving 12 August 1942

30 December 1942 sailed Methil in unescorted convoy EN179 to Loch Ewe arriving 1 January 1943

14 September 1943 sailed Methil in unescorted convoy EN280 to Loch Ewe arriving 15 September 1943

30 June 1952 arrived at Dunston on Tyne for demolition by Clayton & Davie Ltd