Requisitioned Auxiliary – Demetian


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Official Number:                       113527 

Laid down:

Builder:                                   W Harkness & Sons Ltd., Middlesborough

Launched:                               28 April 1900

Pennant No:                            Y.2.49

Into Service:                           1914

Out of service:                         1918

Fate:                                      Broken up 3q/1934


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:

28 April 1900 launched by W Harkness & Sons Ltd., Middlesborough as Yard Nr: 150 named DEMETIAN for Demetian & Ordovician Co Ltd (O & W Williams, Mangers0, Cardiff

June 1900 completed

1914 to 1918 requisitioned for Admiralty Service as an Ammunition Carrier – name unchanged

1920a purchased by A J Pope & Co Ltd., Cardiff – name unchanged

1920b purchased by M H Bland & Co Ltd., Gibraltar and renamed GIBEL GELAHUI

1925 purchased by Elias E Hadilias, Syra and renamed IRIS

1929 purchased by N D Antonious, Syra – name unchanged

1931 purchased by Nic A Zoiopoulos, Piraeus and renamed CHRISTOS Z

3q/1934 reported broken up at Savona by Italian ship breakers