Search for the Lady Olive

22nd June 2009, 21:25
Hello All,
I'm hoping one of the members might be able to help me. I am trying to find a photo or a picture of the Lady Olive. She was built in 1913 by the Dundee shipbuilding Co. Ltd and was launched as the Tees Trader. In 1914 she was bought by the British and Irish Steam Packet Co. and renamed the Lady Olive. In 1917 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and became a Q ship. she was sunk the same year. I would be very grateful if anyone can direct me to where I might find anything more substantial on her.
Looking forward to hearing from anyone.

22nd June 2009, 22:09
Welcome aboard from the philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

K urgess
22nd June 2009, 22:13
A belated welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Rob.
I'm sure if one is available someone in the crew will point you in the right direction for a picture.
Have an enjoyable voyage.

22nd June 2009, 22:17
Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.

bert thompson
23rd June 2009, 07:44
Welcome Rob to this great site
Best wishes

23rd June 2009, 14:31
Greetings Rob and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

24th June 2009, 23:10
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

25th June 2009, 20:33
Hello Rob, sorry I can't help with a photo despite searching around the web, but although you may already have this information, some other members might be interested in the fact that HMS Lady Olive, although herself sunk by UC 18 on 19/2/17 also managed to sink the U-boat by gunfire. All of the U-boat's 28 crew were lost. As far as I can see there were no casualties from Lady Olive. But it must have been some engagement! Information from

Regards, Joyce

14th July 2009, 20:44
Thanks Joyce
Yeah it must have been

Guernsey Guy
30th April 2019, 22:44
Hi Rob I know a lot of water had passed under the bridge but did you manage to find out any more info on the Lady Olive. I’m interested in Q ships and would like to find out a little more about the Lady Olive and it’s meant to have been sunk not far from Guernsey. Regards GG

david freeman
1st May 2019, 08:29
Hi a stray note, but have you tried the boy scouts girl guide association history archieves they may have something? Lady olive baden powell, maybe the vessel was named after her??

1st May 2019, 13:19
grt 701.built 1913 by Dundee SB TEES TRADER.renamed 1914 LADY OLIVE.served as decoy "Q" ship 1916/ 19.2.1917.