Requisitioned Auxiliary – Dyle


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Official Number:                        79227

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd., Hebburn

Launched:                               28 November 1879

Pennant No:                            

Into Service:                           1914

Out of service:                        Late 1914

Fate:                                     Scuttled as a block ship



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Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 for use as a block ship at Scapa Flow


Career Data:

28 November 1879 launched by Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd., Hebburn as Yard Nr: 209 named WIDDRINGTON for W Johnson, North Shields

1879 completed

1902 purchased by soc. Anon Belge de Nav A Vap Schaldis (Van Hemelrijck Geurts, Manager) Antwerp and renamed DYLE

1914 purchased by the Admiralty for use as a Block Ship

Late 1914 scuttled at Scapa Flow, Orkneys exact location unknown