Lucy Borchardt 

 

Official Number:                      145021

Laid down:                              

Builder:                                  Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg

Pennant No:                   

Launched:                              26 August 1905

Into Service:                           14 September 1939

Out of service:                        March 1951

Fate:                                     March 1951 broken up

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data:  One of several ships requisitioned by the Admiralty for service during WW2 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:

 

26 August 1905 launched by Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg as Yard Nr: 250 named Florenz for Rob M Sloman Jnr., Hamburg

7 October 1905 completed

10 January 1906 registered for Partenreederei "Florenz", Hamburg

9 March 1909 arrived Savona from Glasgow

June 1920 allocated as War Reparations to the Shipping Controller (West Hartlepool Steam Navigation Ltd., Managers) London - name unchanged

1921 purchased by Brock Steamship Co Ltd., London and renamed Brocklane

13 December 1921 purchased by Deutsche Dampfschiffs Ges "Hansa", Bremen and renamed Rolandseck

7 December 1932 purchased by Dampschiffs-Ges. "Neptun", Bremen and renamed Saturn

Saturn Req Aux 1932

17 August 1937 purchased by Fairplay Schleppdampfschiffs Reederei Richard Borchardt, Hamburg and renamed Lucy Borchardt

11 August 1938 owners became Fairplay Towage & Shipping Co Ltd (Commonwealth Steam Tug Co Ltd., Managers) London - name unchanged

14 October 1938 arrived at Leith from Casablanca with a cargo of phosphates

26 May 1939 arrived at Glasgow from Seville with a cargo of iron ore

14 September 1939 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Ammunition Hulk based at Loch Eil, Fort William - name unchanged

March 1951 arrived Preston in tow for demolition by T W Ward Ltd

 

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