Requisitioned Auxiliary – Ialine



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Official Number:                      136637  

Laid down:

Builder:                                    Albert De Jong, Vlaardingen

Launched:                               1913

Into Service:                            31 July 1914

Out of service:                         unknown

Fate:                                         Sunk 

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:


1913 launched by Albert De Jong, Vlaardingen as Yard Nr:    named Ialine for Burt Boulton & Haywood Ltd., London 

December 1913

31 July 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty Service as an oiler – name unchanged – until 11 April 1916

22 April 1916 re-deployed as an oiler again in Admiralty service

19?? purchased by National Benzole Co Ltd., and renamed Ben Johnson

2 October 1930 grounded on the Pole Sands off Exmouth sea front

25 March 1938 sailed Falmouth for Southampton

May 1938 purchased by Risdon Beazeley Ltd., (R A Beazeley, Manager) London and name reverted to Ialine

1939 owners now Burts & Harvey Ltd., London – name unchanged

1945 – as above final fate unknown