Requisitioned Auxiliary – Telena

 telena 1895

 telena 1895

 

Official Number:                     105764

Pennant No:

Signal Letters:                        PDHB                           

Laid down:

Builder:                                    Wm Gray & Co Ltd., West Hartlepool 

Launched:                               19 September 1895

Into Service:                            5 March 1917

Out of service:                         21 April 1917

Fate:                                         Torpedoed and sunk 21 April 1917

 

 

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:

 

19 September 1895 launched by Wm Gray & Co Ltd., West Hartlepool as Yard Nr: 499 named TELENA for M Samuel & Co, London

November 1895 completed

10 February 1896 arrived at Singapore

29 March 1896 arrived at Hong Kong

7 April 1896 arrived at Singapore from Hong Kong

31 July 1896 passed Constantinople

3 August 1896 arrived at Port Said

20 August 1896 sailed Colombo

23 September 1896 at sea at 5.40°N 90.00°E Fireman Lee Ah Watt discharged dead from heart disease

21 November 1896 sailed Bankok

3 March 1897 passed Constantinople

23 March 1897 at sea at 7.18°N 77.50°E Quartermaster Adolph Boehake discharged dead from sunstroke

13 May 1897 arrived at Saigon from Nagasaki

4 June 1897 arrived at Colombo from Saigon

25 June 1897 passed Perim

1 July 1897 arrived at Suez

6 July 1897 passed Malta when on passage for Hamburg

16 July 1897 passed Dover on passage for Hamburg

21 August 1897 passed Gibraltar when on passage from Hamburg to Batum

29 August 1897 arrived at Constantinople while on passage to Batum

5 October 1897 sailed Singapore

11 October 1897 at sea at 21.25°N 113.26°E Fireman Cheong Cham discharged dead from heart failure

19 February 1898 at sea Sailor’s Cook Cheung Tang discharged dead from pneumonia

29 June 1898 arrived at Batum from Marseilles

4 July 1898 sailed Pera

5 October 1898 passed Gibraltar

17 October 1898 at Hamburg 3rd Engineer Officer T Rowe discharged dead – disappeared – his body was found drowned in April 1899 .

October 1898 owners became Shell Transport & Trading Co Ltd., (M Samuel & Co, Managers), London – name unchanged

20 November 1898 passed Constantinople

30 November 1898 arrived at Aden from Batum

30 May 1899 sailed from Batum

2 June 1899 sailed from Pera

23 June 1899 sailed from Colombo, Ceylon

7 July 1899 arrived at Hong Kong

17 August 1899 arrived at Kobe, Japan

6 December 1899 arrived at Port Said

10 April 1900 sailed Colombo, Ceylon

13 June 1900 passed the Dardenelles for Batum

22 June 1900 arrived at Aden

7 July 1900 sailed Madras, India

1 September 1900 arrived at Aden

30 September 1900 passed the Dardenelles

4 October 1900 arrived Novo Rossilsk

13 October 1900 arrived at Port Said

22 October 1900 arrived at Aden

23 November 1900 at Kiddapore Dock, Calcutta, India 2nd Cook Kwak Hee and Fireman Ah Young both discharged dead – both drowned

8 June 1901 sailed Penang

1 July 1901 at 13.17°N 91.46°E Fireman Noimoody Juldore discharged dead – missing at sea

25 July 1901 arrived Suez from Rangoon

10 August 1901 sailed Alexandria, Egypt

3 September 1901 arrived at Aden

18 September 1901 arrived at Calcutta, India

11 October 1901 sailed Calcutta, India

8 February 1902 the Shields Daily Gazette reported …

 

8 2 1902 Shields Daily Gazette Telena

 

20 August 1902 sailed Port Said, Egypt from Calcutta, India

22 September 1902 arrived Port Said, Egypt from Batum

25 March 1903 arrived at Port Said

27 September 1903 arrived at Aden

5 October 1903 arrived at Bombay, India

30 January 1904 sailed Colombo, Ceylon

8 June 1904 sailed Singapore

3 August 1904 sailed Singapore

25 September 1904 sailed Nagasaki, Japan

14 August 1905 on board Lascar Hassein Haradhane discharged dead from injuries sustained in an accident

16 November 1905 on board at 13.01°N 17.23°W Storekeeper Lee Ah Wan discharged dead from beri beri

21 November 1905 arrived at Las Palmas

22 November 1905 on board Fireman Chang Ah Hoi discharged dead from beri beri

13 December 1905 at Cardiff Hospital No. 1 Donkeyman Lee Koral discharged dead from injuries sustained in an accident

9 May 1906 sailed Port Said, Egypt

20 September 1906 at 11.43°S 61.19°E Fireman J Larsen discharged dead – natural causes

16 January 1907 at sea at 14.36°N 114.44°E Tindal Abdool R Saleh discharged dead – committed suicide by drowning

29 June 1907 owners restyled as Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd., London – name unchanged

21 February 1910 at sea at 33.00°N 29.00°E Bosun Dand bin Ally discharged dead from heart failure

25 March 1910 at Port Said Able Seaman Ma Syded bin Osman discharged dead from TB

26 June 1911 at Calcutta, India Chief Officer J Chapman discharged dead – drowned

7 May 1913 at sea Fireman Noor Meah discharged dead – missing at sea

2 September 1915 at Shanghai Chief Engineer Officer Robert Joseph Hampson discharged dead from suffocation

29 February 1916 at Singapore

16 June 1916 in the Persian Gulf Pumpman Yong Wah discharged dead from suffocation

5 March 1917 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an oiler – name unchanged

21 April 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-61 in the Atlantic 170 miles WNW of Fasnet Rock in position 51.16°N 14.00°W while on passage from Philadelphia to Queenstown with a cargo of benzine. No casualties.