Requisitioned Auxiliary – Talisman



Official Number:                     106008

Pennant No:                          PP845

Laid down:

Builder:                                 A & J Inglis Ltd, Pointhouse

Launched:                             1896

Into Service:                          8 June 1917

Out of service:                       10 October 1919

Fate:                                    1934 broken up



Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 for service as Auxiliary Minesweepers to take advantage of their shallow draught, high speed and manoeuvrability


Career Data:

30 March 1896 launched byA & J Inglis Ltd., Pointhouse as Yard Nr: 241 named Talisman for North British Steam Packet Co., Glasgow

11 April 1896 the Lloyds List newspaper reported


11 4 1896 Lloyds List Talisman


May 1896 completed as a paddle steamer

1902 owners became North British Railway Co., Glasgow – name unchanged

8 June 1917 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Auxiliary Minesweeper and commissioned as HMS TALLA

10 October 1919 decommissioned, refitted and returned to her owners as Talisman

1 January 1923 owners became London & North Eastern Railway Co., London – name unchanged

September 1934 arrived Barrow for demolition by T W Ward Ltd