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Official No:                             139801

Builder:                          Sunderland Shipbuilding Co., South Dock, Sunderland

Launched:                      8 May 1917

Pennant No:                           Y 3.2186

Into Service:                  3 January 1918

Out of service:               1918

Fate:                             November 1960 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 augment the ships of the RFA

 

Career Data:

8 May 1917 launched by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co., South Dock, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 292 named Abereden for Adam Steamship Co., Aberdeen

July 1917 completed

3 January 1918 requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Transport carrying sugar from Cuba - name unchanged - until 11 April 1918

12 April 1918 re-deployed as a Collier and finally as a Transport carrying grain from the River Plate are

1918 purchased by Hindustan Steam Shipping Co Ltd., (Common Bros., Managers), Newcastle - name unchanged

21 June 1919 at Hospital at Antwerp Fireman & Trimmer John Robertson discharged dead from natural causes

1919 renamed Afghanistan by her owners

1938 purchased by Achille Lauro, Naples and renamed Lucrino

November 1960 broken up at Fiumicino by Intersider

 

 

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