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Official Number:                       115129 

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Builder:                                   R Stephenson & Co Ltd., Hebburn

Pennant No:                            Y 3.375

Launched:                               8 February 1902

Into Service:                            13 October 1914

Out of service:                         1918

Fate:                                       19 May 1924 foundered

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

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

Career Data:

 

8 February 1902 launched by R Stephenson & Co Ltd., Hebburn as Yard Nr: 69 named Indiana for British Maritime Trust Ltd., West Hartlepool

May 1902 completed

1910 purchased by Furness, Withy & Co Ltd., West Hartlepool - name unchanged

13 October 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier until 11 May 1915 - name unchanged

20 December 1914 at St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands transferring ammunition to HMS VENGEANCE

21 December 1914 & 22 December 1914 at St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands received working party from HMS VENGEANCE

4 January 1915 & 5 January 1915 at St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands alongside HMS INVINCIBLE supplying bunker coal

7 January 1915 to 9 January 1915 & 11 January 1915 to 14 January 1915 at St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands received a working party of shipwrights from HMS VENGEANCE

25 January 1915 at St Vincent, Cape Verde Islands berthed alongside HMS CANOPUS and supplied her with 1,213 tons of bunker coal

19 February 1915 until 1 March 1915 off pay voyage

3 March 1915 to 16 April 1915 another off pay voyage

12 May 1915 re-deployed as a Sugar transporter from Java until 14 September 1914

15 September 1915 redeployed as a collier until 6 January 1916

9 November 1915 in the Great Bitter Lake delivered stores and a whaler to HMS MINERVA

24 December 1915 arrived at Aden

9 January 1916 at Aden discharged 2 Lascar seaman to Hospital Ship Loyalty for treatment

16 May 1916 redeployed as a collier until 20 September 1916

2 August 1916 & 3 August 1916 at Zanzibar berthed alongside HMS HYACINTH and supplied 240 tons of bunker coal

7 August 1916 & 8 August 1916 at Zanzibar berthed alongside HMS VENGEANCE and supplied 741 tons of bunker coal

22 August 1916 at Zanzibar with HMS SEVERN berthed alongside - supplied her with 115 tons of bunker coal

25 August 1916 in harbour at Zanzibar

26 August 1916 & 27 August 1916 at Zanzibar alongside HMS HIMALAYA and supplied 467 tons of bunker coal

28 August 1916 and 29 August 1916 at Zanzibar berthed alongside HMS VENGEANCE and supplied 500 tons of bunker coal

30 August 1916 at Zanzibar alongsiude HMS TALBOT supplied 290 tons of bunker coal

2 September 1916 at Jewe Reef with HMS RINALDO alongside and supplied 58 tons of bunker coal

4 September 1916 arrived at Dar es Salaam bay

6 September 1916 at Dar es Salaam with HMS SEVERN berthed alongside - supplied her with 112 tons of bunker coal

8 September 1916 at Jewe Reef with HMS MERSEY alongside and supplied 130 tons of bunker coal

9 September 1916 at Jewe Reef alongside HMS TALBOT and supplied 260 tons of bunker coal

12 September 1916 anchored at Kilwa Kivinje

13 September 1916 sailed Kilwa Kivinje

15 September 1916 at Dar es Salaam alongside HMS CHALLENGER and supplied 488 tons of bunker coal

21 September 1916 redeployed as a sugar transporter from Java until 2 February 1917

3 February 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 5 April 1917

6 April 1917 re-deployed as a sugar transporter from Cuba until 9 June 1917

2 June 1917 in harbour at Dar es Salaam

10 June 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 27 July 1917

5 July 1917 & 6 July 1917 at Halifax Nova Scotia alongside HMS CUMBERLAND and supplied her with 1,100 tons of bunker coal

HMS Cumberland

HMS CUMBERLAND

10 July 1917 & 11 July 1917 at Halifax alongside HMS LEVIATHAN and supplied her with 930 tons of bunker coal

 

HMS Leviathan

HMS LEVIATHAN

 

23 July 1917 at Halifax alongside HMS ANTRIM and supplied her with bunker coal

28 July 1917 redeployed as a wheat transporter from Canada until 12 September 1917

13 September 1917 redeployed as a collier until 24 April 1918

19 November 1917 off the River Plate signalled HMS EDINBURGH CASTLE

HMS edinburgh castle

HMS EDINBURGH CASTLE

25 April 1918 redeployed as a wheat transporter carrying Burma rice

3 July 1918 sighted by HMS PERTH which was on the Perim patrol

1919 purchased by K C H Saliaris & A Negroponte, Chios and renamed Nora Saliarki

19 May 1924 foundered in position 37.05N 05.19E while on passage from Poti to dunkirk with a cargo of manganese ore

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