Requisitioned Auxiliary – Volana


CORNISHCOAST1913

 (when as Cornish Coast)

 

Official Number:                     135527  

Laid down:

Builder:                                     R Williamson & Son, Workington

Pennant No:                   Y 8.8

Launched:                                16 October 1913

Into Service:                             31 August 1914

Out of service:                          22 May 1920

Fate:                                           Broken up  3 May 2004

 

 

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:

16 October 1913 launched by R Williamson & Son, Workington as Yard Nr: 223 named Volana for Volana Shipping Co Ltd., (Rogers & Bright, Managers) Liverpool

November 1913 completed – sister to Volhynia (q.v.)

7 December 1913 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard

8 December 1913 arrived at Brest from Glasgow

31 August 1914 requisition for Admiralty service as a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

1 June 1915 at Cromarty berthed alongside HMS DONEGAL delivering Naval Stores

HMS DONEGAL

HMS DONEGAL

 

27 August 1916 at Scapa Flow berthed alongside HMS DEVONSHIRE delivering Naval Stores

HMS DEVONSHIRE

HMS DEVONSHIRE

 

7 April 1917 at Olna Firth berthed alongside HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH delivering Naval Stores

21 July 1917 at Olna Firth berthed alongside HMS COCHRANE delivering Naval Stores

26 July 1917 at Olna Firth berthed alongside HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH delivering Naval Stores

22 July 1917 at Olna Firth cast off from HMS COCHRANE

December 1917 owners taken over by Coast Lines Ltd., Liverpool – name unchanged

25 October 1918 Able Seaman Robert Caldwell RNVR discharged dead – illness

3 December 1918 at Rosyth berthed alongside HMS CASTOR delivering Naval Stores

 

HMS CASTOR

HMS CASTOR

 

11 October 1919 at Copenhagen Roadstead alongside HMS DRAGON delivering Naval Stores and Ammunition.

22 May 1920 returned to her owners and renamed Cornish Coast

18 August 1923 arrived at Llanelly

20 August 1923 sailed from Llanelly for Liverpool

1935 purchased by Monroe Bros Ltd (Monroe Bros, Managers) Liverpool and renamed Kyle Queen

 1936 owners became Kyle Shipping Co Ltd., Liverpool – name unchanged

1937 owners became Walton Steamship Co Ltd., (F L Dawson & Co Ltd., managers) Liverpool – name unchanged

1 June 1944 sailed London Docks for Spithead

6 June 1944 sailed Spithead in escorted convoy EWC1B to Seine Bay arriving the next day

15 June 1944 sailed the Solent in escorted convoy ETC10 to Seine Bay arriving the next day

18 June 1944 sailed Southend in unescorted convoy ETC13 to Seine Bay arriving the next day

2 July 1944 sailed Seine Bay in unescorted convoy FTC24 to Southend arriving the next day. HMS SAMSONIA (later to become RFA SAMSONIA) also sailed in this convoy

8 July 1944 sailed Portsmouth and joined escorted convoy ETC30 from Southend to Seine Bay arriving the same day

11 July 1944 sailed Seine Bay in escorted convoy FTC33 to Southampton arriving the same day

17 July 1944 sailed Southampton in escorted convoy ETC40 to Seine Bay arriving the next day

21 July 1944 sailed Seine Bay in escorted convoy FTC43 to Southampton arriving the next day

25 July 1944 sailed Newhaven in escorted convoy ETC48 to Seine Bay arriving the next day

29 July 1944 sailed Seine Bay in escorted convoy FTC51 to Southampton arriving the next day

2 August 1944 sailed the Solent and joined in escorted convoy EBC58 to Seine Bay arriving the next day

6 August 1944 sailed Seine Bay in escorted convoy FBC46 to the Southampton arriving the next day

7 August 1944 sailed the Solent joining escorted convoy FBC47 to the Bristol Channel arriving the next day

14 August 1944 sailed Barry in escorted convoy EBC72 to Seine Bay arriving 16 August 1944

23 August 1944 sailed Seine Bay in escorted convoy FBC62 to Southampton arriving the next day

15 April 1945 sailed Milford Haven in escorted convoy BTC129 to Southend arriving 18 April 1945

24 June 1946 Able Seaman & Lamp Trimmer William John Lewis awarded the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) in the Birthday Honours List and published in the London Gazette of this day on page 3142

1951 purchased by Sultan Muhanli ve Kardesleri Bayram ve Maksut, Istanbul and renamed Kardesler

1955 purchased by Meso Vapur Isletmesi, Istanbul and renamed Meso

1957 purchased by Zeki & Ziya Sonmez Kardesler, Istanbul and renamed Emel

1983 purchased by Sonmez Denizcilik ve Ticaret A/S, Istanbul and renamed Aksel-1

1997 purchased by Balina Deniz Nakliyati ve Ticaret Ltd Sirketi, Istanbul and renamed Sile-1

3 May 2004 arrived Aliaga for demolition by Turkish breakers