Requisitioned Auxiliary – Kanawha





Official Number:                   102122

Laid down:

Builder:                               A. Stephen & Sons, Linthouse

Pennant No:                       Y 7.197

Launched:                           23 November 1893

Into Service:                        1914

Out of service:                     1918

Fate:                                  October 1923 broken up


Background Data:

One of a group of additional ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA


Career Data:

23 November 1893 launched by A. Stephen & Sons, Linthouse as Yard No: 346 named Kanawha for Chesapeake & Ohio Steamship Co (C. Furness, Manager), Liverpool

December 1893 completed

1907 owners restyled as Furness Withy & Co Ltd., Liverpool – name unchanged

1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an oiler – name unchanged

1918 returned to her owners

1922 purchased by J Labone, Cherbourg and renamed Georgette

October 1923 sailed Palermo for demolition at La Spezia by Italian breakers