Requisitioned Auxiliary – Fieramosca

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Builder:                                  Davison & Stokoe, Wall Dene, Sunderland

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Launched:                              July 1873

Into Service:                           1914

Out of service:                        1915

Fate:                                      Scuttled  18 December 1915

 

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Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships purchased by the Admiralty during WW1


Career Data:

 

July 1873 launched by Davison & Stokoe, Wall Dene, Sunderland as Yard No: 27 named Sophie Jobson for E S Jobson & Co., Hartlepool

1873 completed

1875 purchased by Arthur Cross, Liverpool – name unchanged

17 May 1875 arrived at Liverpool from Antwerp

22 August 1875 arrived at Liverpool from Antwerp

21 September 1875 arrived at Liverpool from Antwerp

11 November 1875 sailed Liverpool for Antwerp

12 December 1875 arrived at Liverpool from Antwerp

1876 purchased by Liverpool & Continental Steamship Co Ltd., Liverpool – name unchanged

1877 purchased by Soc Anon di Nav A Vapore Puglia, Bari and renamed Fieramosca

1914 purchased by the Admiralty for service as a blockship

18 December 1915 scuttled at Suvla Beach on the West Gallipoli peninsula to serve as a pier and breakwater during the final evacuation