Requisitioned Auxiliary – Glengoil


Glengoil after being sold and renamed Arenas


Official No:                              87241

Builder:                                    J L Thomson, North Sands, Sunderland

Launched:                               1882

Pennant No:                           

Into Service:                            1915

Out of service:                         1919

Fate:                                        1922 wrecked


Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to serve as a Blockship but was not used as such and became a Boom Defence Vessel instead


Career Data:


25 November 1882 launched by J L Thompson & Sons Ltd., North Sands, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 185 named GLENGOIL for Glengoil Steamship Co Ltd., Newcastle ( J Potter & Co)

1882 completed

1896 fitted with new main and donkey boilers

25 October 1905 when 200 nmiles NW of Cape St Vincent the Captain washed overboard in very rough weather and drowned

30 October 1905 put into Gibraltar while on passage from Barry to Rio de Janerio after the loss of the Captain

before 1907 purchased by Northumbrian Shipping Corporation Ltd., Newcastle – name unchanged

29 June 1912 arrived on the River Tyne from Middlesborough

1914 sold to English buyers – name unchanged

25 April 1914 arrived at Glasgow

1915 purchased by the Admiralty for service as a blockship but not used as such but as a Boom Gate Vessel – name unchanged

27 July 1919 purchased by M P Ferrer, Spain and renamed Arenas

11 November 1922 wrecked at Garfanta Moji, Santona