Welshman

Official Number:                       132827  

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast

Pennant No:                            Y.8.123

Launched:                               12 March 1891

Into Service:                            25 May 1919

Out of service:                         5 November 1919

Fate:                                      December 1929 scrapped

 

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:

 

12 March 1891 launched at Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast as Yard Nr: 237 and named Tauric for Oceanic Steam Navigation Co Ltd., (Ismay, Imrie & Co., Managers), Liverpool

16 May 1891 completed as a refrigerated cargo liner

18 May 1900 sailed Liverpool for New York with two passengers

31 August 1900 sailed Liverpool for New York with seven passengers

9 November 1900 sailed Liverpool for New York with one passenger

14 December 1900 sailed Liverpool for New York

14 June 1901 sailed Liverpool for New York with one passenger

1903 purchased by British & North Atlantic Steam Navigation Co Ltd., Liverpool and renamed Welshman

8 May 1904 arrived Portland, Maine after sailing from Liverpool

3 September 1905 arrived Portland, Maine after sailing from Liverpool

26 November 1905 arrived Portland, Maine after sailing from Liverpool

2 March 1907 sailed Portland, Maine for Liverpool

4 June 1907 arrived Liverpool from Portland, Maine

9 November 1907 sailed Portland, Maine for Liverpool

17 October 1909 arrived Quebec, Canada from Liverpool

5 June 1910 arrived Quebec, Canada from Avonmouth

23 July, 1910 sailed Avonmouth for Montreal, Canada

4 August 1910 arrived Montreal, Canada from Avonmouth

18 August 1910 arrived Avonmouth from Montreal, Canada

1 January 1913 took the ss Snowdon Range in tow

13 January 1913 sighted off the Irish coast towing the ss Snowdon Range which had lost its rudder after sailing from Philadelphia on 23 November 1912

17 April 1913 the Scotsman newspaper reported proceedings in the High Court before Sir Samuel Evans of the Admiralty Division with Trinity Masters for salvage. The Court found for the Welshman awarding £9,550 giving £7,850 for the owners, £500 for the Master and £1,200 for the crew with costs

29 April 1913 berthed at Philadelphia from Liverpool

4 August 1913 arrived Montreal, Canada from Avonmouth

22 December 1913 arrived Portland, Maine from Avonmouth and Liverpool

25 December 1915 arrived at Ayr from Dublin

17 June 1918 sailed Halifax in a convoy of nine other ships - one of which was RFA ORANGELEAF - escorted by HMS ROXBURGH

25 May 1919 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a stores carried - name unchange

21 August 1919 at Murmansk Bosun Thomas Griffiths discharged dead. He is buried in Murmansk British Cemetery in grave B10

9 October 1919 at Murmansk Fireman R Bohdin discharged dead. He is buried in Murmansk British Cemetery in grave C1

11 October 1919 at Murmansk Fireman H Atwood discharged dead. He is buried in Murmansk British Cemetery in grave B3

 5 November 1919 returned to her owners - name unchanged

29 July 1922 arrived Montreal, Canada from Avonmouth

10 September 1925 sailed Avonmouth for Montreal, Canada

28 May 1926 arrived Avonmouth from Montreal, Canada

December 1929 arrived Bo'ness for demolition

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