Lady Wood 01

 

 

Lady Wood 01

 

 

Official Number:                       129106

Pennant No:                     Y 3.143

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Osbourne, Graham & Co, North Hylton, Sunderland

Launched:                               24 May 1910

Into Service:                            1914

Out of service:                         1 May 1917

Fate:                                      1 May 1917 captured 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:

24 May 1910 launched by Osbourne, Graham & Co, North Hylton, Sunderland as Yard No: 151 named Ladywood for Wm. France, Fenwick & Co Ltd (Herbert C Pelley, Manager) Sunderland

June 1910 completed

16 October 1910 berthed at Sunderland from London

27 July 1911 the Yorkshire Post reported ...

Yorshire Post 27 July 1911 Ladywood

14 May 1912 berthed at Hull from Rotterdam in ballast

12 June 1912 berthed at Sunderland from Hamburg

12 April 1913 berthed at Sunderland from Rotterdam

21 June 1913 berthed at Sunderland from Rouen

2 September 1913 at Archangel

13 November 1913 sailed Sunderland for London

15 December 1913 at Penarth

29 March 1914 berthed at Sunderland from Hamburg

1 April 1914 sailed Sunderland for London

13 May 1914 berthed at Cardiff in Roath Dock

14 June 1914 sailed Sunderland for Hamburg

12 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier - name unchanged

20 February 1915 at Scapa Flow alongside the light cruiser HMS YARMOUTH supplying 610 tons of bunker coal

4 October 1915 at Scapa Flow alongside the cruiser HMS WARRIOR supplying 210 tons of bunker coal

31 January 1916 at Scapa Flow alongside the cruiser HMS WARRIOR supplying 240 tons of bunker coal

20 July 1916 at Cromarty alongside the cruiser HMS DONEGAL supplying bunker coal.  The coaling had to be stopped after 3 hours and 10 minutes when reports were received that German Zepplines were in the area

2 January 1917 returned to owners

1 May 1917 captured by German submarine UB-38 and sunk with explosives in the Atlantic 15 miles SW of Wolf Rock in position 49.52N 05.59W while on passage from Port Nolloth, South Africa to Swansea carrying copper ore

 

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