jacobus ss

jacobus ss

 

Official Number:                      144045

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Livingstone & Cooper Ltd., Hessle, Hull

Launched:                              1920

Pennant No:                          

Into Service:                            1939

Out of service:                         10 June 1940

Fate:                                      Scuttled as a Block Ship

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW2 initially to augument the RFA

Career Data:

 

5 February 1920 launched by Livingstone & Cooper Ltd., Hessle, Hull as Yard Nr: 175 named Jacobus for Sir Erik O Ohlson Bart (Ohlson Steamship Co Ltd., Managers) Hull

May 1920 completed

2 October 1925 arrived Hull and berthed in King George Dock to discharge cargo

29 March 1926 arrived Burntisland from the River Tyne

25 April 1928 sailed Methil for Bayonne with a cargo of coal

23 April 1929 sailed Leith for Ghent with a cargo of coal

6 May 1929 sailed Bo'ness for Methil

2 January 1939 arrived Copenhagen

1939 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Transport - name unchanged

11 March 1940 sailed the River Tyne in unescorted convoy FS119 to Southend arriving 13 March 1940

7 April 1940 sailed the River Tyne in unescorted convoy FS140 to Southend arriving 9 April 1940

19 April 1940 sailed the River Tyne in unescorted convoy FS150 to Southend arriving 21 April 1940

8 May 1940 sailed the River Tyne in unescorted convoy FS166 to Southend arriving 10 May 1940

21 May 1940 purchased by the Admiralty for use as a Block Ship - name unchanged also sailed the River Tyne in unescorted convoy FS176 to Southend arriving 23 May 1940

10 June 1940 scuttled as a Block Ship at Dieppe

 

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