Requisitioned Auxiliary – Tantallon

 

 Tantallon 01

 

 

 Tantallon 01

 

 

Official Number:                     106992

Pennant No:                          Y 3.591 / F 2801

Signal Letters:                       QKJS

Laid down:

Builder:                                 John Readhead & Sons, West Yard, South Shields

Launched:                             13 October 1898

Into Service:                          4 April 1915

Out of service:                       7 April 1919

Fate:                                    Broken up February 1934

 

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:

 

13 October 1898 launched by John Readhead & Sons, West Yard, South Shields as Yard Nr: 335 named TANTALLON for Maclean, Doughty & Co, West Hartlepool

15 October 1898 the Shields Daily News newspaper reported …

 

15 10 1898 Shields Daily News Tantallon

 

1898 register opened at West Hartlepool as Nr 25/1898 in the Register Book

December 1898 completed

1900 owners became W. Maclean & Co, West Hartlepool name unchanged

20 January 1900 sailed from the River Tyne for Cape Town

10 March 1901 at 48°N 38°W sailing west bound

13 September 1903 towed into West Dock, Cardiff by steam tug Nora having broken down off Ilfracombe

16 February 1905 arrived at Drogheda from Briton Ferry

17 February 1905 sailed from Drogheda for Runcorn

1914 owners restyled as Maclean Shipping Co Ltd (W. Maclean, Manager) West Hartlepool 

 14 April 1915 requisitioned for service as a Collier until 13 August 1915

14 August 1915 served as a Transport carrying sugar until 14 November 1915

15 November 1915 served as a Collier until 2 January 1916

19 March 1916 served as a Collier until 18 May 1916

28 July 1916 served as a Collier until 10 September 1916

November 1916 sold to Britain Steamship Co Ltd (Watts, Watts & Co Ltd, Managers) London and renamed DATCHET

20 November 1916 served as a Collier until 17 February 1917

11 December 1916  off pay voyage until 18 January 1917

18 February 1917 served as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying hay and to Cette / Salonika

ferry service until 21 July 1917

22 July 1917 served as a Collier until 7 April 1919

1927 sold to G,N, Pittas Bros & Co, Chios and renamed GEORGIOS PITTAS

8 January 1934 damaged in a collision with an unknown vessel

2 February 1934  arrived Newport, Mon for demolition