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Official Number:                       124210

Pennant Nr:                     Y 3.286 

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Builder:                                   A. Rodger & Co, Port Glasgow

Launched:                               25 July 1907

Into Service:                   12 August 1914

Out of service:                27 January 1916

Fate:                             August 1944 scuttled

 

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:

 

25 July 1907 launched by A Rodger & Co., Port Glasgow as Yard Nr: 396 named Lamington for Lanarkshire Steamship Co Ltd., (J Stevenson & Co., Managers) Glasgow

August 1907 completed

5 April 1908 arrived at Bunbury

3 July 1912 at 2º50N 29º42W No 1 Fireman Chong Chee discharged dead from opium poisoning

12 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service initially as a Expeditionary Force Transport - name unchanged - until 21 August 1914

2 September 1914 re-deployed as a collier - name unchanged - until 21 December 1915

22 February 1915 at Mudros Bay berthed alongside the Light Cruiser HMS SAPPHIRE supplied bunker coal

25 February 1915 at Tenedos berthed alongside the Light Cruiser HMS SAPPHIRE supplied 226 tons of bunker coal

26 February 1915 at Tenedos berthed alongside the Battlecruiser HMS INFLEXIBLE supplied 986 tons of bunker coal

28 February 1915 at Tenedos berthed alongside the destroyer HMS JED supplied 16 tons of bunker coal

1 March 1915 at Tenedos berthed alongside the destroyer HMS JED supplied 44 tons of bunker coal

22 March 1915 at Rhenea Island berthed alongside the Light Cruiser HMS SAPPHIRE supplied 320 tons of bunker coal. Also berthed alongside the Destroyer HMS WELLAND supplied 68 tons of bunker coal

30 March 1915 at Tenedos a party from the Pre Dreadnought Battleship HMS ALBION drew stores

16 May 1915 at Mudros Bay alongside the Light Cruiser HMS DARTMOUTH supplying stores

22 December 1915 re-deployed as a Expeditionary Force Transport until 27 January 1916 - name unchanged

27 January 1916 returned to owners

1916 owners became National Steamship Co Ltd., (J & C Harrison, Managers) Glasgow - name unchanged

10 September 1916 sailed Buenos Ayres for St Vincent CV

30 September 1916 arrived at St Vincent CV

4 December 1918 at Aquilao, Spain Ordinary Seaman James Carney discharged dead from a fractured skull suffered when he fell down the hold

11 March 1923 at Hospital in Constantinople Able Seaman Fred Woods discharged dead from natural causes. He had been admitted to hospital on 6 March 1923

24 August 1926 at 55º4N 10º20W Sailor George Leonmakis discharged dead from drowning - apparent suicide

1931 purchased by T N Epiphaniades, Syros and renamed Konistra

29 April 1941 bombed by German aircraft at Suda Bay and was beached. Later salvaged by German Forces

1942 owners now Mittelmeer Reederei GmbH, Deutsche Reich - name unchanged

August 1944 scuttled at Marseilles by retreating German forces

12 July 1946 was raised and taken for breaking up at Fos

 

 

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