Requisitioned Auxiliary – Glenmay


Baron Douglas 01

Glenmay after being renamed Baron Douglas


Official No:                              119874

Builder:                                   North of Ireland Shipbuilding, Londonderry

Launched:                               5 June 1905

Pennant No:                            Y 3.511

Into Service:                            WW1

Out of service:                         1919

Fate:                                      1952


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:


5 June 1905 launched by Ropner & Son, Stockton as Yard Nr: 417 named GLENMAY for Robert Livingstone & Co, West Hartlepool

July 1905 completed

WW1 requisitioned for Admiralty service, initially as a Collier – name unchanged

1915 purchased by Cambo Shipping Co Ltd., West Hartlepool – name unchanged

1917 became a decoy ship and also operated as STARMOUNT, GRAVENY and TRING

1919 Decoy Ship service ended, returned to her owners as GLENMAY

1919 purchased by Kelvin Shipping Co Ltd., Ardrossan and renamed BARON DOUGLAS

1929 purchased by Kirtatas Bros. Andros and renamed AFROESSA

1940 owners became Vichy French Government and was renamed SAHARA

1943 owners again Kirtatas Bros. Andros and name reverted to AFROESSA

1944 acquired by the MofWT and renamed WOOLWORTH and became a hulk at Freetown

1952 reported broken up at Freetown