Daleby

Daleby

 

Official Number:                       112419

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Ropner & Co Ltd., Stockton

Launched:                              15 May 1900

Pennant No:                           Y 3.302

Into Service:                           9 October 1915

Out of service:                        29 April 1917

Fate:                                     29 April 1917 torpedoed and sunk

 

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:

 

15 May 1900 launched by Ropner & Son Ltd., Stockton as Yard Nr: 371 named Daleby for R Ropner & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool

June 1900 completed

9 October 1908 sailed Glasgow for Genoa, Italy with a cargo of coal

9 October 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Transport carrying sugar - name unchanged - until 20 November 1915

21 November 1915 re-deployed as a collier until 2 June 1916

1916 owners became Sir R Ropner & Sons Ltd., West Hartlepool - name unchanged

1 April 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 2 May 1916

3 May 1916 re-deployed as a Transport carrying sugar until 6 July 1917

7 July 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 19 December 1916

3 December 1916 at Bermuda alongside HMS CARNARVON supplying 1,349 tons of bunker coal

7 December 1916 & 8 December 1916 at Bermuda a working party from the Armoured Cruiser HMS LEVIATHAN unloaded ammunition from the ship

 

HMS Leviathan

HMS LEVIATHAN

 

19 December 1916 at Bermuda alongside HMS ANTRIM supplying 817 tons of bunker coal - over two days

20 December 1916 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from the United States until 14 February 1917

15 February 1917 re-deployed as a collier until ...

29 April 1917 torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-70 (Otto Wünsche) in the Atlantic 180 miles N W Fasnet Rock when on passage from Huelva, Spain to Garston carrying copper and silver ore with the loss of 25 lives including the Master

 

Notes:

  1. Was the first of three ships to bear the name in the Ropner Fleet
  2. Pennant Nr: previously allocated to Treneglos

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