Wildrake 1908 - Squadron Supply Vessel

User avatar
Posts: 4934
Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:11 pm

Wildrake 1908 - Squadron Supply Vessel

Post by Woody » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:27 pm

Squadron Supply Vessel – Y9.18
Launched by Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Yard No 184, on 21/12/1907 as DRAKE, a Passenger Cargo Steamship for the General Steam Navigation Company, London.
Sunk by gunfire from U-90 on 30/9/1917
2267 grt
270.2 ft x 39.6 ft x 17.8 ft
Single screw, T.3Cyl, 301 nhp.

Completed in April 1908
8/10/1914 requisitioned by the admiralty for use as the Supply ship WILDRAKE under RFA control
November 1914 appears to have been renamed DRAKE
20/5/1915 Returned
30/09/1917 while on passage, London for Genoa, she was captured by U-90, 340 miles west of Ouessant, and sunk by gunfire

Seen here as a mercantile
Image from Old Ship Picture Galleries

Return to “RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests