Requisitioned Auxiliary – Wharfe

Wharfe 01

 

Official Number:                     91323  

Laid down:

Builder:                                    W Dobson & Co., Low Walker

Pennant No:                            Y 8.2 / Y 3.2419

Launched:                               23 April 1890

Into Service:                            26 August 1914 & 14 November 1918

Out of service:                         February 1915 & 1919

Fate:                                         March 1933 broken up

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: –

 

Background Data:  One of a group of additional ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

 

Career Data:

 

23 April 1890 launched by W Dobson & Co., Low Walker as Yard Nr: 38 named WHARFE for Goole Steam Shipping Co., Goole

June 1890 completed and entered owners’ service Goole – Rotterdam twice weekly service and was known as the “Greyhound of the Humber”

28 October 1896 at sea off Cromer Child passenger Gertruidna Pletjes discharged dead from pneumonia

25 January 1903 at Goole Able Seaman Richard Brown discharged dead – heart attack

1 January 1905 owners taken over by Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Co. – name unchanged

26 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

February 1915 returned to her owners – name unchanged

14 November 1918 became a collier – name unchanged

1919 returned to her owners (again) – name unchanged

1 January 1922 owners became London & North Western Railway Co., – name unchanged

1933 transfered to and laid up at Barrow

March 1933 reported broken up at Barrow by T W Ward Ltd.