Requisitioned Auxiliary – Lady Iveagh


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Official Number:                       95340

Pennant No:                     Y 3.698

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Richardson, Duck & Co Ltd, Thornaby, Stockton

Launched:                               30 January 1892

Into Service:                            11 May 1915

Out of service:                         24 December 1915

Fate:                                      24 December 1915 wrecked



Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


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

Career Data:


30 January 1892 launched by Richardson, Duck & Co Ltd, Thornaby, Stockton as Yard No: 398 named Lady Iveagh for Lady Iveagh Steamship Co Ltd (J Weatherill & Co. Managers) Dublin

3 March 1892 completed

4 March 1892 arrived the River Tyne from Middlesborough – trial trip

5 March 1892 sailed from the Tyne for Genoa

4 November 1898 at the Dardenelles Fireman Juan Silva, aged 27,  discharged dead – missing at sea

30 August 1902 at the British Seamans Hospital, Constantinople Able Seaman Antonio Benezetos, aged 20 years discharged dead from injuries he received to his head when he fell down the hold on 27 August 1902

13 September 1902 passed up the Dardenelles

30 November 1903 arrived at Falmouth from Barry while on passage to Syra having suffered damage from heavy weather with her lifeboats washed away and her bridge damaged

11 September 1906 arrived at Malta from Penarth

1 January 1907 arrived at Bristol from Kustendja

18 November 1909 sailed Gibraltar for Bristol

11 May 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged

3 November 1915 at Rouen Fireman George Williams aged 41 years, discharged dead from bronchitis

24 December 1915 wrecked on St Quentin Point at the entrance to St Valery of Cayaux while outward bound from Penarth with a cargo of bunker coal