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Official Number:                      124009

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Builder:                                     Sir Raylton Dixon & Co., Middlesborough

Pennant No:                             Y 3.60 / Y8.46

Launched:                                19 September 1906

Into Service:                             30 July 1914

Out of service:                         13 December 1917

Fate:                                          13 December 1917 torpedoed and sunk 

 

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:

 

19 September 1906 launched by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co., Middlesborough as Yard Nr: 526 named BANGARTH for Rea Shipping Co Ltd., (R & J H Rea, Managers) Liverpool

20 March 1907 entered Eastham Locks in ballast for Partington

27 June 1907 at Sheerness an inquest was held touching on the death of Albert Page who had been in a pilot boat being towed astern of the collier Bangarth which was between the Japanese flagship Tsukuba and HMS NATAL when the boat suddenly shot under the stem of the Bangarth. Page jumped out of the pilot boat for safety but apparently was struck by the Bangarth's propellor loosing his hand and his leg. He then drowned

9 July 1907 entered Eastham Locks in ballast for Partington

23 July 1907 entered Eastham Locks in ballast for Partington

13 December 1909 berthed at the Admiralty Pier at Dover from Penarth with a cargo of coal for HM Fleet

16 March 1910 at Devonport

9 August 1910 arrived at Grangemouth

2 September 1910 sailed the River Tyne for Southampton

7 December 1910 when 60 miles from Nash Point during a gale suffered engine failure

21 June 1911 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

17 September 1911 arrived on the River Tyne from London

21 December 1911 sailed the River Tyne for Southampton

19 January 1912 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

16 May 1912 sailed the River Tyne for Dartmouth

6 June 1912 sailed Portsmouth for Blyth in ballast

17 September 1912 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

24 October 1912 passed Dover this day

20 February 1913 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

5 March 1913 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

30 October 1913 arrived at Portsmouth from Cardiff  with a cargo of bunker coal

28 January 1914 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

2 April 1914 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

26 July 1914 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

30 July 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier - name unchanged - until 9 March 1915

6 August 1914 at Scapa Flow alongside HMS ENDYMION supplying 310 tons of bunker coal

HMS Endymion

HMS ENDYMION

10 March 1915 re-deployed as BDV water carrier - name unchanged - until 1 December 1915

9 April 1915 at Port Mudros alongside HMS ARK ROYAL loading naval air stores

16 July 1915 at Port Mudros received a kedge anchor from HMS ALBION

16 October 1915 at Kephalo Bay alongside HMS ARK ROYAL supplying naval air stores

2 December 1915 re-deployed as a collier again - name still unchanged

28 January 1916 in the Channel Dry Dock at Cardiff

23 February 1916 and 24 February 1916 at Busta Voe alongside HMS CHANGUINOLA supplying 900 tons of bunker coal

HMS Changuinola

HMS CHANGUINOLA

25 February 1916 and 26 February 1916 at Busta Voe together with collier JESSIE alongside HMS TEUTONIC supplying 1,600 tons of bunker coal

1 March 1916 at Busta Voe together with collier JESSIE alongside HMS VICTORIAN supplying 570 tons of bunker coal

4 March 1916 at Busta Voe together with collier JESSIE both alongside HMS VICTORIAN supplying 1,700 tons of bunker coal

23 April 1916 and 24 April 1916 at Busta Voe together with collier ROUEN alongside the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS MANTUA supplying 1,002 tons of bunker coal

HMS Mantua

HMS MANTUA

25 April 1916 to 27 April 1916 at Busta Voe together with collier ROUEN alongside HMS ANDES supplying 2,100 tons of bunker coal

23 October 1916 and 24 October 1916 at Busta Voe together with collier ARTHUR alongside HMS ALMANZORA supplying 1,323 tons of bunker coal

HMS Almanzora

HMS ALMANZORA

31 October 1916 and 1 November 1916 at Busta Voe together with collier SIR FRANCIS alongside HMS PATIA supplying coal for her bunkers

13 December 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-34 when 13 miles NNE of the River Tyne in position 55.14N 01.23W while on passage from Methil to Dunkirk carrying a cargo of coal with the loss of 1st Engineer Officer Frank Alfred Cook and 2nd Engineer Officer Taliesin Jenkins both of whom are remembered with pride on the Tower Hill Memorial 

 

Bangarth

image courtesy of Brian Watson 

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