Requisitioned Auxiliary – Echo




Official Number:                     98823

Builder:                                   Sir Raylton Dixon & Co, Middlesbrough

Launched:                              19 June 1891

Pennant No:                           D 2016 / Y 8.33 / Y 3.1709

Into Service:                            7 August 1914

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                         26 February 1923 sank after collision


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:


19 June 1891 launched by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd., Middlesborough as Yard Nr: 344 named Echo

August 1891 completed

7 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty Service as an Expeditionary Force Tranport until 20 August 1914

6 November 1914 re-deployed as a Stores Carrier until 8 January 1915

28 June 1917 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport for one trip carrying British hay and oats until 21 August 1917

22 August 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 21 September 1917

21 March 1918 re-deployed as a collier again until 9 July 1918

10 July 1918 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport for one trip carrying Royal Engineers’ stores until 14 November 1918

15 November 1918 served as a Transport with the Home Trade Branch and finally with the Commercial Branch

26 February 1923 sank in the North Sea off Terschelling, Friesland following a collision with the Portuguese Government steamer Coimbra on passage Hamburg to Gloucester carrying general cargo. Her 18 crew were rescued by the French Yainville and the British trawler Richmond