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Official Number:                     131384

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd., Newcastle

Launched:                              27 July 1911

Pennant No:                           Y3. 699 / G.2800 / G.2806

Into Service:                           12 May 1915

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                         1937 broken up


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:


27 July 1911 launched by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd., Low Walker, Newcastle as Yard Nr: 830 named Kamouraska for Sydney, Cape Breton & Montreal Steamship Co Ltd., (E F & W Roberts, Managers), Liverpool

October 1911 completed

1915 sold to Laurentian Steamship Co Ltd., (Edmund Roberts & Co, Managers), Liverpool - name unchanged

12 May 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier - name unchanged - until 11 June 1915

12 June 1915 re-deployed as a Transport carrying sugar until 25 September 1915

26 September 1915 re-deployed as a collier until 10 January 1916

7 March 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 7 June 1916

8 June 1916 re-deployed as a Transport carrying sugar from Java until 23 October 1916

24 October 1916 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying railway wagons UK / France until 16 April 1917

17 Aprril 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 11 January 1918

10 June 1917 in the English Channel in collision with the Torpedo Boat TB117 which sank

29 June 1917 at 59.06N 16.20W stopped and boarded by the Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS PATIA and allowed to proceed

12 January 1918 re-deployed with the Commercial Branch (Military a/c) as a Transport carrying nitrate from Chile until 11 May 1918

12 May 1918 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying military transport between Liverpool and Dublin until 15 May 1918

16 May 1918 re-deployed as a collier until 25 July 1918

26 July 1918 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from the River Plate area until 24 September 1918

25 September 1918 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying cross-Channel wagons until 26 October 1918

27 October 1918 re-deployed as a collier and then finally as a Transport carrying wheat from the United States

1920 sold to Kamouraska Shipping Co Ltd., (A L Hamilton, Manager), Halifax, N S - name unchanged

21 June 1923 in the St Lawrence River, Canada in collision with the British Steamer Fanad Head - both ships reported as having been seriously damaged

24 January 1927 at North Sydney, Nove Scotia from the River Tyne found to be leaking at the bottom of No: 1 ballast tank

2 April 1931 at Hartlepool

1931 sold to Ropner Shipping Co Ltd., West Hartlepool and renamed Coalby

1936 sold to St Quintin Shipping Co Ltd., (B & S Shipping Co Ltd., Managers), Cardiff - name unchanged

1937 sold to Townsend Bros (Shipping) Ltd., for resale to breakers under the "Scrap & Build Scheme"

8 August 1937 arrived Wakamatsu, Japan for demolition at Osaka



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