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Official Number:                       136707 

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Builder:                                    Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd., Low Walker

Launched:                               15 September 1898

Pennant No:                            Y.7.52

Into Service:                           22 September 1914

Out of service:                        10 May 1915

Fate:                                       Captured & Sunk 20 August 1915

 

 

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Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

 

Career Data:

 

15 September 1898 launched by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd., Low Walker as Yard Nr: 685 named DAGESTAN for S A du ss Daghestan (C. Good, Manager), Antwerp

December 1898 completed

19 November 1900 owners became Societe Anon D'Armanente D'Industrie et de Commerce, Antwerp - name unchanged

6 January 1903 at Smith Dock, River Tyne in refit

12 March 1904 at New York

3 May 1904 sailed Durban, South Africa for Calcutta

2 December 1906 sailed Leixoes

18 December 1906 at Bahia

17 July 1910 passed Gibraltar sailing east

21 January 1911 sailed the River Tyne for Philadelphia

22 August 1914 berthed at Barry Dock

29 September 1914 hired for Admiralty service as an oiler - name unchanged

10 May 1915 returned to her owners - name unchanged

20 August 1915 was captured by German U-Boat U38 off Ushant and sunk by gun fire and explosives in position 48.35N 06.25W while on passage from Philadelphia to Rouen. There were no casualties

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