Requisitioned Auxiliary – Kolpino

 

 KOLPINO

 

Official Number:                 123270

Laid down:                          

Builder:                              Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd., Hull

Pennant No:                       Y 5.5

Launched:                          23 July 1906

Into Service:                        9 August 1914

Out of service:                     7 October 1916

Fate:                                   March 1934 reported scrapped

 

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 July 1906 launched by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd., Hull as Yard Nr: 519 named KOLPINO for Wilson Line (T Wilson, Sons & Co. Ltd., Managers) Hull

September 1906 completed as a passenger / cargo vessel and could accommodate 20 x 1st Class & 216 x 3rd Class passengers

2 October 1906 sailed St Petersburg for Hull

18 November 1906 arrived at Marseilles from Hull

3 December 1906 arrived at Valencia

31 January 1909 sailed Leghorn for Marseilles

5 March 1909 arrive Genoa

18 May 1909 arrived Hull

15 September 1913 berthed at Grimsby

9 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Frozen Meat Ship – name unchanged – until 9 October 1915

1 February 1915 arrived at Loch Ewe

18 February 1915 at Scapa Flow berthed alongside HMS HAMPSHIRE and supplied 3,000 lbs of meat and 2,740 lbs of vegetables

HMS Hampshire 2

HMS HAMPSHIRE

26 April 1916 re-deployed as a Frozen Meat Ship – name unchanged – until 7 October 1916

1917 owners became Ellerman’s Wilson Line Ltd., Hull – name unchanged

29 December 1917 at the Seaman’s Hospital, Falmouth Mess Room Steward Benj. Rees discharged dead – cause of death not shown

21 November 1918 at Malaga Able Seaman Willie Louis discharged dead from influenza

13 December 1918 arrived Hull from Malaga

5 December 1919 sailed Hull for Christiania

22 December 1919 arrived Hull from Christiania

3 April 1929 purchased by Polish British Steamship Co Ltd., Gdynia and renamed REWA

March 1934 reported as broken up at Danzig by Danziger Werft