Requisitioned Auxiliary – Georgian Prince


Georgian Prince


Official No:                                 101846

Builder:                                      Armstrong Mitchell & Co Ltd., Low Walker

Launched:                                  23 September 1893

Pennant No:                               Y 7.99

Into Service:                               WW1

Out of service:                            1918

Fate:                                         reported broken up 1945


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:

 23 September 1893 launched by Armstrong Mitchell & Co Ltd., Low Walker as Yard Nr: 611 named GEORGIAN PRINCE for Prince Line Ltd (J Knott, Manager) London

November 1893 completed

10 JUly 1898 at Rosario Ordinary Seaman Jose Maldenado discharged dead – run over by a train on shore

3 September 1898 at Tyne Docks, South Shields Donkeyman Con Dimitry discharged dead – syncope

3 August 1901 at 58.20N 2.20E Carpenter Andrew Dorwood discharged dead from an accidental fall

1914 to 1918 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an oiler – name unchanged

23 May 1916 off Alligator Light, Florida Reefs 2nd Engineer Officer Michael Black discharged dead – natural causes

30 May 1916 at Key West, Florida Seaman Angel Rodriguez discharged dead – Brights Disease

August 1916 owners taken over by Furness Withy & Co Ltd – name unchanged

17 August 1917 sailed Buncrana in a convoy of ten ships escorted by HMS’s EBRO (an Armed Merchant Cruiser), PLUCKY, OSSORY, ROSEMARY, LABURNUM, DELPHINIUM and CONVOLVULUS

2 May 1918 purchased by British Tanker Co Ltd., and renamed BRITISH GENERAL

1920 purchased by Cia Vasco Valenciana de Nav. Bilbao and renamed EBROS

1929 converted into a Depot Ship and hulked

1945 reported broken up at Valencia