KAMENETZ PODOLSK

KAMENETZ PODOLSK

 Allan Green Collection

 

Official Number:                   138754             

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Bertram & Sons, South Dock, Sunderland

Launched:                             12 August 1915

Pennant No:                          Y 3.2302

Into Service:                           25 March 1918

Out of service:                       1918

Fate:                                        30 August 1941 Bombed & 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:

 

12 August 1915 launched by Bertram & Sons, South Dock, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 237 named Kamenetz-Podolsk for the Russian Volunteer Fleet Association, Archangel

October 1915 completed

21 August 1916 stopped and boarded by the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS MANTUA - all correct and allowed to proceed

22 August 1916 stopped and boarded by the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS VIRGINIA - all correct and allowed to proceed

3 November 1917 while on passage from Archangel to New York with a general cargo stopped and boarded by the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS CHANGUINOLA - all correct and allowed to proceed

28 November 1917 came under the auspices of the Shipping Controller, London and placed under the management of Royal Mail Steam Packet Co - name unchanged

25 March 1918 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Transport for two voyages carrying wheat from the United States - name unchanged - until 12 July 1918

13 July 1918 re-deployed as a collier, then as a Transport carrying maize and wool between South Africa and Italy, then as a Transport carrying wheat from the River Plate area

12 November 1918 at Aden boarded by the 2nd Class Cruiser HMS JUNO - all correct

1923 sold to Anglo-Russian Volunteer Fleet Ltd., London - name unchanged

1925 sold to Arcos Steamship Co Ltd., London - name unchanged

1927 sold to Black Sea State Shipping Co., Leningrad - name unchanged

30 August 1941 bombed and sunk by German aircraft in the Black Sea off Elkiotshan in position 44.49N 36.06E

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