Requisitioned Auxiliary – Steersman

 

STEERSMAN 

 

Official Number:                      129046

Laid down:

Builder:                                     Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd, Bill Quay on Tyne

Launched:                                2 September 1909

Pennant No:                             Y 2.2 / Y 8.48

Into Service:                             1914

Out of service:                         13 March 1919

Fate:                                          Scrapped  19 July 1954

 

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:

 

2 September 1909 launched by Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd., Bill Quay as Yard Nr: 162 named Steersman for C Rowbotham & Sons, London

4 September 1909 Lloyds List newspaper reported …

 

4 9 1909 Lloyds List Steersman

 

October 1909 completed

12 October 1909 sailed from the River Tyne on builders trials

15 October 1909 Lloyds List newspaper reported …

 

15 10 1909 Lloyds List Steersman

 

28 October 1909 in the River Thames at HM Victualling Yard

30 December 1909 arrived at Guernsey from Plymouth sailing later the same day for Yarmouth

31 December 1909 arrived at Yarmouth

4 January 1910 sailed Yarmouth for Newcastle

4 September 1911 arrived at the River Tyne from Portsmouth

1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service, initially as an Armaments Carrier – name unchanged

29 September 1914 became a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

15 March 1919 returned to her owners – name unchanged

1925 purchased by Continental Lines Ltd., London and renamed Continental Trader

1927 purchased by Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Co Ltd., Stockton and renamed Lowick

1936 purchased by Buchan & Hogg, Grangemouth and renamed Dunmoir

1940 owners became Dunmoir Steamship Co Ltd., (Buchan & Hogg Ltd., Managers) Grangemouth – name unchanged

19 July 1954 arrived Ghent for demolition by Van Heyghen Freres