Requisitioned Auxiliary – Carisbrook


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Official Number:                       113733

Laid down:

Builder:                                   J Blumer & Co., North Dock, Sunderland

Launched:                               18 September 1902

Pennant No:                            Y.3.1126

Into Service:                            24 March 1916

Out of service:                         1919

Fate:                                        Reported broken up in 1951


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:


18 September 1902 launched by J Blumer & Co., North Dock, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 169 named Carisbrook for Hull Steam Shipping Co Ltd., Hull

November 1902 completed

By 1907 owners now Whitby Steam Shipping Co Ltd., Whitby – name unchanged

24 March 1916 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged – until 5 May 1916

19 August 1916 owners became Red Cap Steamship Co Ltd., (J Good & Sons Ltd.,) Managers) Hull – name unchanged

22 August 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 1919

10 January 1919 at Constantinople alongside RFA BACCHUS (1) supplying 105 tons of bunker coal

1924 sold to Dokai Kisen JJ, Kinoe and renamed Unyo Maru No: 2

1929 owners now Yamakyu Unyu KK, Kinoe – name unchanged

1931 owners now Sankyu Unyu KK, Kinoe – name unchanged

1937 Sold to Mokunosuke Kotani, Kinoe and renamed Kiyo Maru

1945 sold to Yokai Kisen KK, Tokyo – name unchanged

1951 reported as broken up in Japan