Requisitioned Auxiliary – Lemnos


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Official Number:                       81465

Pennant Nr:                     Y 3.969 

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Short Bros Ltd, Pallion Yard, Sunderland

Launched:                               31 January 1880

Into Service:                            20 November 1915

Out of service:                         16 December 1915

Fate:                                      16 December 1915 wrecked


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:


31 January 1880 launched by Short Bros Ltd, Pallion Yard, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 102 named Lemnos for Lumsden Byers & Co, Sunderland

January 1880 completed

1905 purchased by Rederiet as SS Lemnos, Kelmar – name unchanged

1908 purchased by V Elfverson, Kalmar – name unchanged

1914 purchased by J Nicholl & Co., Dundee – name unchanged

20 November 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged. Hired at 13sh

1915 purchased by Lawside Shipping Co Ltd., Dundee – name unchanged

16 December 1915 wrecked on South Gare at the entrance to the River Tees while on passage from Leith to Rouen with a cargo of coal