Requisitioned Auxiliary – Wirral


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Official Number:                       97832  

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee

Pennant No:                     Y8.85

Launched:                               November 1890

Into Service:                            1914

Out of service:                         1 April 1919

Fate:                                       1922 sold commercially


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:

November 1890 launched by J Jones & Sons, Liverpool as Yard Nr: 66 named Wirral for Birkenhead Council, Birkenhead

December 1890 completed as a ferry

1914 (?) requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Q ship

23 November 1915 at Salonika

29 July 1918 became a Stores Carrier – name unchanged. Also known as Storecarrier 85

1 April 1919 returned to her owners – name unchanged

1922 sold – further details unknown