Requisitioned Auxiliary – Isle of Jura


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Official Number:                      123590 

Laid down:

Builder:                                     Furness, Withy & Co Ltd., Middleton, West hartlepool

Pennant No:                            Y3.10

Launched:                               1906

Into Service:                            1915

Out of service:                         8 June 1917 captured & sunk

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:

3 October 1906 launched by Furness, Withy & Co Ltd., Middleton, West Hartlepool as Yard Nr: 297 named ELLOE for Bennets & Co., Grimsby

4 October 1906 the Lloyds List newspaper reported …


4 10 1906 Lloyds List ISLE OF JURA


November 1906 completed

1912 purchased by Isles Steam Shipping Co Ltd., R J Sutherland & Co Ltd., (Managers) Newcastle and renamed Isle of Jura

23 August 1913 at Alexandria, Egypt

19 June 1914 sailed from Southampton

1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier – name unchanged

8 September 1915 passed Gibraltar sailing west bound

8 June 1917 captured by U-39 in the Atlantic and sunk with explosives 15 miles WSW of Cape Spartel while on passage from Middlesborough to Savona carrying munitions and coal with the loss of two lives