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Official Number:                     136963

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Builder:                                  J L Thompson & Sons, North Sands, Sunderland

Pennant No:                           D 06 / Y 3.2392

Launched:                              21 February 1917

Into Service:                            6 December 1917

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                      4th Quarter 1949


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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:


21 February 1917 launched by J L Thompson & Sons, North Sands, Sunderland as Yard No: 515 named Eastern City for St Just Steamship Co Ltd., (W R Smith & Sons, Managers) Cardiff

9 July 1917 completed

6 December 1917 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Expeditionary Force Transport - name unchanged - carrying British hay and oats until 11 October 1918

12 October 1918 re-deployed as a collier

1928 owners restyled as Reardon Smith Line Ltd., (S W R Smith & Sons Ltd., Managers) Cardiff - name unchanged

1933 sold to Nereus Steam Navigation Co Ltd., (E E Hadjilias, Manager) Syra and renamed Doris

4th Quarter of 1949 broken up at Antwerp by Belgian ship breakers



Was the 2nd of 4 or 5 ships to bear this name for her original owners and was built as a replacement for an earlier vessel of the same name which had been sunk by gunfire on 9 April 1916


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