Requisitioned Auxiliary – Hermiston



Official Number:                      113964

Builder:                                  R Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow

Pennant No:                    Y 3.471 / Y 8.97

Launched:                              10 June 1901

Into Service:                           1915

Out of service:                        20 December 1918

Fate:                                     March 1937 broken up


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:

10 June 1901 launched by R Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow as Yard Nr: 295 named HERMISTON for Riverdale Steamship Co Ltd., (J Little & Co., Managers), Liverpool

July 1901 completed

1914 purchased by Borderdale Shipping Co Ltd., Glasgow – name unchanged

1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged

10 October 1916 at Stavros alongside HMS GRAFTON supplying 360 tons of bunker coal

11 October 1916 at Stavros Points alongside HMS EMPRESS supplying 75 tons of bunker coal

1917 purchased by City of Oran Steamship Co Ltd., (hall Line, Managers) Liverpool – name unchanged

20 February 1918 at sea challenged by HMS PATIA and allowed to proceed

6 May 1918 at sea a doctor from HMS ORVIETO boarded due to the medical needs of a member of the crew

5 September 1918 became a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

20 December 1918 returned to owners – name unchanged

1920 purchased by E Angelis, Piraeus and renamed ATHENA

1921 purchaed by Nav. a Vap “Ionieene”, Cephalonia and renamed CHARALAMBOS

1927 purchased by Alex G Yannoulato, Argostoli – name unchanged

March 1937 arrived Bo’ness for demolition by P & W McClellan Ltd



Her Pennant Nr: had previously been allocated to CARTERSWELL