Requisitioned Auxiliary – Fort Wayne






Official No:                            180699

Builder:                               United Shipyards, Montreal

Pennant No:                   B561

Launched:                      1945

Into Service:                  1 September 1945

Out of service:                about 1950

Fate:                             1959 scrapped

Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW2 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:


1945  launched by United Shipyards, Montreal as Yard Nr 45 named FORT WAYNE for the
Dominion of Canada
1 September 1945  completed for bareboat charter to the MoWT and placed under the
management of Ellerman Lines, London
17 June 1948 berthed at Rosyth from Durban and Simonstown with 11 passengers
8 September 1949 berthed at Dunston, River Tyne for refit or repair with RFA’s C642 and FORT DUNVEGAN
1950 purchased by Angusdale Ltd, Montreal and renamed ANGUSDALE
1954 managers became Lyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow and renamed CAPE ADAN
1956 purchased by Bienvenido SS Co Ltd, Monrovia and renamed ANDORA
1959 owners became Bienvenido SS Co Ltd, Piraeus name unchanged
23 May 1959 wrecked on the St Lawrence River
1959 arrived Savona for demolition by A.R.D.E.M.


  1. Was part of the British Pacific Fleet hence the B pennant number