Aberlour

 

Aberlour 

Official No:                             115568

Builder:                          Hall, Russell & Co Ltd., Aberdeen

Launched:                      7 June 1902

Pennant No:                            D 6281 / Y 3.1200

Into Service:                   13 April 1916

Out of service:                1918

Fate:                             18 February 1923 wrecked

 

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:

7 June 1902 launched by Hall, Russell & Co Ltd., Aberdeen as Yard Nr: 359 named Aberlour for Adam Steamship Co Ltd., Aberdeen

July 1902 completed

8 June 1907 at Woosung Bar Able Seaman Jacob Fuchs discharged dead - drowned

15 October 1910 at Lefebvre Dock, Antwerp 3rd Engineer Officer Andrew Ford discharged dead - drowned

8 June 1912 at Hamburg struck by lightening and lost main top mast

18 July 1912 arrived at Port Said from Hamburg

20 July 1912 sailed Suez for Nicholaieffsk

30 September 1912 at Nicholaieffsk grounded on the bar. Lost 3 anchors and chains and strained the windlass

28 October 1913 when on passage from Nauru for Antwerp went ashore on the Azalea Reef, Perim - making no water

13 April 1916 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying hay and oats - name unchanged until 24 June 1916

25 June 1916 re-deployed as a Collier until 23 July 1916

30 November 1916 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying hay until 20 June 1917

8 December 1916 was stopped and boarded in the North Atlantic in position 58.23N 16.17W by the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS TEUTONIC and after being cleared was allowed to proceed

13 May1917 at sea Chrief Engineer Officer Alex Mitchell discharged dead - heart failure

21 June 1917 re-deployed as a Transport carrying sugar from Cuba until 20 September 1917

21 July 1917 at Puerto Padre Fireman Thomas Coleman discharged dead - drowned

21 September 1917 re-deployed as a Collier until 19 March 1918

20 March 1918 re-deployed as a Transport for 2 voyages carrying sugar from Cuba until 28 August 1918

29 August 1918 re-deployed as a Collier until 7 October 1918

8 October 1918 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying stores between the US and France

1922 purchased by Stefano Cenisi fu Davide, Genoa and renamed Domingo

18 February 1923 was wrecked at Foz del Arelho, Portugal while on passage from Penarth, Wales to Venice with a cargo of coal

 

 

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