Requisitioned Auxiliary – Victor


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Official Number:                       124200  

Laid down:

Builder:                                      John Shearer & Son Ltd, Kelvinhaugh

Pennant No:                    Y 8.26 / Y 3.640 / Y4.81

Launched:                                 17 June 1907

Into Service:                              16 October 1914

Out of service:                         1919

Fate:                                          Broken up  28  April 1953



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:

17 June 1907 launched by John Shearer & Son Ltd., Kelvinhaugh as Yard Nr: 46 named Victor for Glasgow Steam Coaster Co Ltd., (Paton & Hendry, Managers), Glasgow

8 July 1907 completed

1914 purchased by North Eastern Ship Co Ltd., (G Elsmie & Son, Managers) Aberdeen

16 October 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

1 April 1915 became a collier – name unchanged

1917 renamed Aviator

1917 purchased by South Wales & Liverpool Steamship Co Ltd., (E Gilchrist & Co., Managers) Aberdeen – name unchanged

1 January 1942 in the Birthday Honours List Lamp Trimmer John Byrne awarded the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) – award published in the London Gazette of this day

1943a purchased by Coast Lines Ltd., Aberdeen

1943b purchased by Ribble Shipping Co Ltd. (W J Ireland, Manager), Aberdeen – name unchanged

1947 purchased by Harrison (Shipping) Ltd., Aberdeen – name unchanged

1948 purchased by Glynwood Nav Co Ltd., Liverpool and renamed Lady Wood

28 April 1948 arrived Llanelli for demolition by Rees Shipbreaking Co.