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Official Number:                       122684

Pennant Nr:                     Y 3.298 

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Middleton, West Hartlepool

Launched:                               4 April 1904

Into Service:                            4 September 1914

Out of service:                         8 September 1916

Fate:                                      8 September 1916 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:

4 April 1905 launched by Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Middleton, West Hartlepool as Yard Nr: 280 named Langoe for Bennetts & Co., Grimsby

May 1905 completed

4 October 1907 at St George's Hospital, Bombay Mess Room Steward John Darling discharged dead from enteric fever

6 November 1907 in the River Hooghly, Calcutta Able Seaman Michael Harpur discharged dead having drowned

3 August 1908 at the Military Hospital at Batavia Bosun Axel Olsen discharged dead from injuries sustained when he fell down the hold

1911 purchased by Duffryn Shipping Co Ltd., Cardiff - name unchanged

4 September 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier - name unchanged - until 9 June 1915

20 October 1914 at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands the Guard from the Battleship HMS CANOPUS boarded

21 October 1914 at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands a working party from the battleship HMS CANOPUS came on board

25 October 1914 sailed Port Stanley, Falkland Islands in the company of the battleship HMS CANOPUS

27 October 1914 sailed Fortescue Bay

31 October 1914 sailed Vallenar Islas

27 November 1914 at Sea alongside the cruiser HMS GLASGOW supplied the war ship with 140 tons of bunker coal

12 December 1914 arrived at Port William, Falkland Isles

2 February 1915 and 3 February 1915 at Port William alongside HMS CARNARVON supplying bunker coal

1915a purchased by Town Line (London) Ltd., London and rename Butetown

1915b purchased by Hendon Steamship Co Ltd., (William Mcallum & Co., Managers) London - name unchanged

8 June 1916 Admiralty service as a collier continued until 31 July 1916 and from 16 August 1916 until 8 September 1916

23 August 1916 at Sea Fireman Martin Smith discharged dead - no cause shown in the Register of Deaths at Sea

8 September 1916 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-47 in the Mediterranean 55 WSW of Cape Matapan in position 36.00N 21.15E while on passage from Malta to Mudros carrying coal and general cargo


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