Requisitioned Auxiliary – Ladykirk





Official Number:                       119955 

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Howdon-on-Tyne, Newcastle

Pennant Number:                     Y 3.355

Launched:                               13 August 1904

Into Service:                            1914

Out of service:                         1918

Fate:                                      1944 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:


13 August 1904 launched by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd., Howdon-on-Tyne, Newcastle as Yard Nr: 117 named Ladykirk for Seville & United Kingdon Carrying Co Ltd., (J Cory & Sons Ltd., Managers) Cardiff

19 August 1904 moved from the River Tyne to Sunderland

September 1904 completed

29 September 1904 sailed River Tyne for Elba

21 October 1904 passed Gibraltar

20 November 1904 passed Sagres

29 July 1905 sail Barry for Las Palmas

1914 – 1918 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier – name unchanged

1919 purchased by Orders & Handford Steamship Co Ltd., (same Managers) Cardiff – name unchanged

1932 purchased by Wiides O/Y (Antti Wilhuri, Manager) Helsingfors and renamed Wiides

1941 purchased by Finska Angfartygs A/B, Helsingfors – name unchanged

23 February 1944 wrecked on a sandbank off Elbe 3 Light Vessel while on passage from Gavle to Bremen carrying iron ore