York Castle


York Castle


Official Number:                         112849

Laid down:

Builder:                                      Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd., Deptford Yard, Sunderland

Pennant Number:                       Y 3.1628 / D 1862

Launched:                                  5 March 1901

Into Service:                               30 December 1916

Out of service:                            1919

Fate:                                          4q / 1932 broken up

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -


Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to serve as Collier and a Transport

Career Data:


5 March 1901 launched by Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd., Deptford Yard, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 582 named York Castle for Union Castle Mail Steamship Co., London

May 1901 completed

1 April 1914 arrived at Cape Town from New York

28 November 1914 arrived at Greenock from Beira

30 December 1916 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Transport carrying wheat from Australia - name unchanged - until 24 May 1917

25 May 1917 re-deployed on Italian Government Service as a collier until 27 June 1917

28 June 1917 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from the United States until 17 November 1917

18 November 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 31 January 1918

1 February 1918 re-deployed by the Commercial Branch as a Transport carrying sulphur from the United States to the United Kingdom then deployed by the Commercial Branch (Military a/c) as a Transport carrying nitrate until 19 August 1918

20 August 1918 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying stores between the United States and France until transfered to the Liner Section on 7 December 1918

1925 sold to Ing. Gio. Batta Bibolini, Genoa and renamed San Terenzo

4th Quarter 1932 reported as broken up at Genoa by Italian ship breakers



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