Requisitioned Auxiliary – Eblana


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Official Number:                      99746

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Ardrossan Shipbuilding Co, Ardrossan

Launched:                              22 October 1892

Into Service:                           31 July 1917

Out of service:                        12 June 1918

Fate:                                     1923 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:

22 October 1892 launched by Ardrossan Shipbuilding Co, Ardrossan as Yard Nr: 175 named EBLANA for R Tedcastle & McCormack Co, Dublin

December 1892 completed as a coaster

25 July 1899 while berthed at Nelson Dock, Liverpool the engine room was found to be taking in water. A pump was sent for and it was pumped dry

27 May 1904 from the Edinburgh Evening News –

Edinburg EVen News 27 May 1904

9 June 1905 at River Liffey, Dublin Seaman James Clarke discharged dead – drowned

3 December 1905 while on passage from Liverpool to Dublin in the Mersey Channel was in collision with the schooner Alrtma

31 July 1917 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as a Fleet Messenger – name unchanged

15 December 1917 Fireman Thomas Lewsey MMR 706730 discharged dead – illness. He is buried in Lerwick New Cemetery 7th terrace upper side in grave 29


20 April 1918 sailed with HMS TENBY CASTLE and other ships to Lerwick

12 June 1918 returned to her owners

1919 purchased by British & Irish Steam Packet Co Ltd, Dublin name unchanged

8 June 1920 at Cork troops were used to unload a cargo of barbed wire which dockers had refused to touch

1923 reported broken up