Lady Carrington 



Official Number:                       128123

Pennant No:                     Y 3.857

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, Hull

Launched:                               14 October 1908

Into Service:                            10 September 1915

Out of service:                         12 November 1916

Fate:                                      12 November 1916 torpedoed and sunk


Items of historic interest involving this ship: -


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


Career Data:


14 October 1908 launched by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Hull as Yard Nr: 550 named Kilnsea for Sea Steamship Co Ltd., Hull

November 1908 completed

19 July 1909 sailed St Petersburg

30 January 1911 arrived at Buenos Ayres from Newport

10 December 1911 arrived at Galveston from Buenos Ayres

19 June 1912 sailed Port Said for Kurrachee

27 July 1912 arrived at Aden from Kurrachee

11 September 1912 sailed Hull for Buenos Ayres

17 October 1912 arrived at Buenos Ayres from Hull

3 December 1912 sailed Teneriffe for Belfast

21 August 1913 sailed St Vincent, Cape Verde for Galveston

30 September 1913 sailed Galveston for Hamburg

26 June 1915 arrived at Buenos Ayres from Hull

10 September 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier

13 November 1915 arrived at Simons Town, South Africa from St Helena and entered dry dock

20 November 1915 left dry dock and anchored

16 December 1915 deployment on Admiralty service changed to that of an Expeditionary Force Transport until 7 January 1916

8 January 1916 deployment again changed to that of a Sugar carrier until 18 May 1916

1916 purchased by Carrington Steamship Co Ltd., (Williams & Mordey, Managers) Cardiff and renamed Lady Carrington

19 May 1916 deployment again changed to a Expeditionary Force trasport carrying British oats until 19 August 1916

20 August 1916 deployment changed yet again to working for the French Government until 31 October 1916

1 November 1916 her deployment reverted once more to that of a collier

12 November 1916 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-49 in the Atlantic 98 miles N x W from Cape Ortega, Spain


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