Requisitioned Auxiliary – Delmira



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Laid down:

Builder:                                   Short Bros Ltd., Palion Yard, Sunderland

Launched:                               23 January 1905

Pennant No:                            Y.7.259

Into Service:                           1917

Out of service:                         1918

Fate:                                      Damaged by fire & hulked 1921



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:


23 January 1905 launched by Short Bros Ltd., Palion Yard, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 321 name DELMIRA for Strathclyde Shipping Co Ltd., Liverpool

April 1905 completed

1910 purchased by British & Chillian Steamship Co Ltd., Liverpool – name unchanged

1914 purchased by Kyle Transport Co Ltd., (A Bicket, Manager, Liverpool – name unchanged

1917 converted into a tanker and requisitioned for Admiralty service as an oiler – name unchanged

1918 returned to her owners – name unchanged

16 February 1921 was seriously damaged by fire in the Florida Straits while on passage from Palo Blanco to New York carrying a cargo of oil and was subsequently hulked