Requisitioned Auxiliary – Madame Alice

Bay Fisher 01




Bay Fisher 01


Official Number:                     114228

Laid down:                              

Builder:                                 Campbeltown Shipbuilding Co., Campbeltown

Launched:                             31 August 1904

Pennant No:                          Y 3.1951

Into Service:                           5 December 1917

Out of service:                        16 February 1918

Fate:                                      Sank after collision


Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of several ships requisitioned by the Admiralty for service during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:


31 August 1904 launched by Dublin Dockyard Co., Dublin as Yard Nr: 45 named Bay Fisher for J Fisher & Co Ltd., Barrow – in – Furness

October 1904 completed

24 January 1905 berthed at Ardrossan

12 April 1905 arrived River Tyne from Alderney

10 May 1906 sailed Troon

12 August 1908 arrived the River Tyne

25 October 1909 passed Lundy Island

1917 purchased by T B Beatley & Son, London and renamed Madame Alice

5 December 1917 requisitioned for Admiralty service and served as a Transport Collier (Timber) on French Government service carrying timer from Hull to Rouen until 21 December 1917

22 December 1917 re-deployed and transfered to the Home Trace Branch until 8 January 1918

9 January 1918 re-deployed as a Miscellaneous Small Craft for the Ministry of Food a/c until …

16 February 1918 sank off Oban after a collision with Iolaire while on passage from Fleetwood to Stornaway carrying empty barrels