Requisitioned Auxiliary – Princess Alberta

 

 Princess Alberta

 

Official Number:                     121288

Laid down:

Builder:                                 Wm Denny & Bros Ltd, Dumbarton

Pennant No:                          Y 7.58

Launched:                                       17 October 1905

Into Service:                                     4 October 1915

Out of service:                                  21 February 1917

Fate:                                                   Mined and sank

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:

 

17 October 1905 launched by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. dundee as Yard Nr: 182 as a passenger / cargo vessel named Princess Alberta for M Langlands & Sons, Glasgow

October 1905 completed

1 June 1906 sailed Liverpool for a ten day cruise along the West Coast of Scotland at inclusive cost of £6.15sh

12 June 1906 sailed Liverpool for a ten day cruise along the West Coast of Scotland at inclusive cost of £6.15sh

23 June 1906 sailed Liverpool for a ten day cruise along the West Coast of Scotland at inclusive cost of £6.15sh

5 July 1906 sailed Liverpool for a ten day cruise along the West Coast of Scotland at inclusive cost of £6.15sh

17 July 1906 sailed Liverpool for a ten day cruise along tthe West Coast of Scotland at inclusive cost of £6.15sh

4 December 1906 at sea off Cloch Light Winchman John Anderson discharged dead – missing believed drowned

12 September 1907 sailed Liverpool for a ten day cruisealong the West Highlands, Orkney, Aberdeen and Leith at inclusive cost of £5.5sh

19 September 1907 sailed Dundee

18 August 1908 sailed Liverpool for a nine day West Highlands cruise at inclusive cost  of £7 10sh

17 May 1910 at Loch Torridon passenger John James Hart discharged dead – natural causes

13 June 1911 sailed Liverpool for a seven day Highland cruise at an inclusive cost of £4 4sh

21 June 1911 sailed Liverpool to attend the Coronation Naval Review at an inclusive cost of £6 for 8 days

24 June 1912 berthed at Aberdeen

22 July 1913 berthed at the Western Wharf, Dundee

4 October 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Commissioned Fleet Messenger No 58 – name unchanged

17 February 1916 at Saloniki received seaplane stores from HMS ARK ROYAL

27 February 1916 at Saloniki secured alongside HMS ARK ROYAL

6 March 1916 at Saloniki secured alongside HMS ARK ROYAL

26 July 1916 sailed Port Mudros

19 August 1916 arrived at Port Mudros

24 August 1916 sailed Port Mudros

27 August 1916 arrived at Port Mudros

2 September 1916 arrived at Port Mudros

20 October 1916 arrived at Port Mudros

27 October 1916 at Mudros alongside RFA BACCHUS (1) for Fleet Stores

20 November 1916 sailed Port Mudros

7 December 1916 sailed Port Mudros

21 February 1917 struck a mine laid by UC23 the previous day and sank in the Aegean Sea while on passge from Stavios to Mudros in position 39.45N 25.00E with the loss of 33 lives