Requisitioned Auxiliary – John H Barry




Official Number:                      106109

Laid down:

Builder:                                  J L Thompson & Sons Ltd., North Sands, Sunderland

Launched:                              7 November 1899

Pennant No:                           Y 3.715

Into Service:                           11 November 1915

Out of service:                        8 March 1918

Fate:                             8 March 1918 torpedoed and 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:


7 November 1899 launched by J L Thompson & Sons Ltd., North Sands, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 379 named John H Barry for J H Barry & Co., Whitby

December 1899 completed190? owners became Rowland & Marwood Steamship Co Ltd., (Headlam & Rowland, Managers) Whitby – name unchanged

11 November 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged – until 11 March 1916

3 January 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 2 June 1917

3 June 1917 re-deployed as a collier to Northern Russia for the Russian Government a/c until 23 December 1917

24 December 1917 re-deployed as a collier until

18 March 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-52 (Otto Launburg) in the Mediterranean 104 miles N x W¾ W Cape Bourgaroni, Tunis while on passage from La Goulette to U.K carrying iro ore with the loss of 3 lives