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Official Number:                       102180

Pennant Nr:                     Y 3.615 

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Builder:                                   Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough

Launched:                               2 July 1894

Into Service:                            1 May 1915

Out of service:                         27 October 1918

Fate:                                      27 October 1918 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:

 

2 July 1894 launched by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough as Yard Nr: 403 named Saxony for Steamship "Saxony" Co Ltd., (D McIver & Sons Ltd., Managers), Liverpool

December 1894 completed

1906 purchased by "Prado" Steamship Co Ltd., (Strong, Reid & Page, Managers) Liverpool and renamed Prado

27 February 1909 Able Seaman John Burns discharged dead from injuries sustained from falling down the hold

1912 purchased by steamship "Mary" Co Ltd., (Alexander & Mair, Managers) Glasgow and renamed Larchgrove

8 November 1912 arrived at Bordeaux from Methil

27 October 1913 arrived at Bordeaux from Methil

27 November 1913 sailed Methil for Bordeaux with a cargo of coal

23 December 1913 sailed Bilbao for Glasgow

18 January 1914 arrived La Verdon from Methil

23 April 1914 sailed Bordeaux for Methil

22 December 1914 arrived at Glasgow from Almeria

1 May 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier - name unchanged - with a rental of 12sh to 28 February 1918 when it increased to 16sh 6d

12 January 1916 off pay voyage to 12 February 1916

10 June 1916 off pay voyage to 8 July 1916

21 August 1916 off pay voyage to 12 September 1916

13 September 1916 re-deployed as a collier to northen Russia until 3 December 1916 for the Russain Government retaining the same pennant number

4 December 1916 re-deployed for Admiralty service as a collier until 13 June 1917

14 June 1917 re-deployed as a collier to northen Russia until 26 September 1917 for the Russain Government retaining the same pennant number

3 August 1917 at Umba Bay Sailor Michael Joseph Power discharged dead from typhold fever

27 September 1917 re-deployed for Admiralty service as a collier

27 October 1918 in collision with ss Hawaiian and sank off Tangiers while on passge from Seville to Ardrossan carrying iron ore

 

 

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