Requisitioned Auxiliary – Jerseyman


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Official Number:                      87908

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Builder:                                  John Fullerton & Co., Paisley, Glasgow

Launched:                              3 October 1883

Pennant No:                           Y 3.820

Into Service:                           26 July 1915

Out of service:                        24 November 1916

Fate:                                     Captured & sunk by explosives


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 1883 launched by John Fullerton & Co., Paisley, Glasgow as Yard Nr: 59 named Sylfaen for Kneeshaw, Lupton & Co., Liverpool

17 November 1883 completed

1886 sold to Sylfaen Steamship Co Ltd., (Kneeshaw, Lupton & Co., Managers) Liverpool – name unchanged

12 December 1889 sailed from Broomielaw, Glasgow for Londonderry

1900 sold to George Couper, Helmsdale – name unchanged

1905 sold to Mann, Macneal & Co., Ltd., Glasgow and renamed Earlford

4 June 1907 sailed Aberdeen for Lerwick

24 June 1907 sailed Lerwick for Leith with 1,154 whole barrels and 3,076 half barrels of herrings as cargo

1912 owners became Ford Shipping Co Ltd., (Mann, Mcneal & Co Ltd., Managers), Glasgow – name unchanged

1915 sold to Channel Shipping Co (Cardiff) Ltd., (Emlyn-Jones & Williams, Managers), Cardiff and renamed Jerseyman

5 May 1915 arrived at Cardiff and berthed at Bute West Dock

15 May 1915 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

26 July 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier – name unchanged until 23 May 1916

24 May 1916 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport until 24 July 1916

24 November 1916 captured by German Submarine UB-19 (Erich Noodt) in the English Channel and sunk by explosives 30 miles NW of Dieppe while on passage from Swansea to Le Treport with a cargo of coal