Requisitioned Auxiliary – Trostan


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Official Number:                       87464

Pennant No:                            Y3.95  / Y8.1 / Y2.31

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Palmer’s Co Ltd., Willington Quay

Launched:                               12 March 1883

Into Service:                            20 December 1914

Out of service:                         1919

Fate:                                      13 December 1942 sunk after collision



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:

12 March 1883 launched by Palmer’s Co Ltd., Willington Quay as Yard Nr: 497 named JERSEY for Morel Bros & Co., Cardiff

April 1883 completed

1911 purchased by Shamrock Shipping Co Ltd., (T Jack, Manager) Belfast and renamed TROSTAN

15 June 1914 at Queenstown berthed alongside HMS ENDYMION and supplied bunker coal


HMS Endymion



16 June 1914 at Queenstown slipped from HMS ENDYMION and berthed alongside HMS GIBRALTAR

August 1914 became a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

20 December 1914 became an Armanments Carrier – name unchanged – until 9 January 1918

22 March 1915 at Tenedos alongside HMS AMETHYST unloading ammunition to the Cruiser

10 December 1915 at Port Mudros with a working party from HMS EURYALUS onboard





10 January 1918 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport

1919 returned to her owners – name unchanged

1919 purchased by Stephenson, Clarke & Co., London – name unchanged

1920 purchased by S & R Steamships Ltd., (Joseph Rolfe & Thomas Stone, Managers), Swansea – name unchanged

1926 purchased by J N Nilsson, Stockholm and renamed UTKLIPPAN

13 December 1942 sank after a collision with s/s OLDENBURG near Gedser Reef