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Official Number:                       120662 

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Builder:                                   Bartram & Sons Ltd., South Dock, Sunderland

Pennant No:                            Y 3.327

Launched:                               12 December 1905

Into Service:                            22 September 1914

Out of service:                         26 July 1917

Fate:                                      26 July 1917 mined and sunk

 

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

Career Data:

 

27 December 1905 launched by Bartam & Sons Ltd., South Dock, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 200 named Ludgate for Dowgate Steamship Co Ltd., London

February 1906 completed

22 February 1906 sailed Port Talbot for Rio de Janerio

28 May 1906 at 24º43N 65ºW Fireman Trimmer Edward Kenny discharged dead - fell into the stoke hold

19 September 1907 at 17º37N 65º55W Fireman Trimmer Edward Burk discharged dead - missing at sea

20 October 1907 sailed Norfolk, VA for Naples

December 1912 stranded off the coast of Morroco with HMS ROXBURGH standing by

14 August 1914 spoken to by HMS DUKE OF EDINBURGH in the Eastern Mediterranean

22 September 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier - name unchanged - until 14 June 1915

14 December 1914 to 17 December 1914 off Sierra Leone alongside HMS LAURENTIC supplying 1,291 tons of bunker coal

1 April 1915 owners became Dowgate & Co Ltd. - name unchanged

20 May 1915 at Halifax alongside HMS BERWICK supplying bunker coal

HMS Berwick 1902

HMS BERWICK

21 May 1915 at Halifax alongside HMS GLORY supplying 549 tons of bunker coal

HMS Glory

HMS GLORY

26 May 1915 at Halifax alongside HMS BERWICK supplying 111 tons of bunker coal

4 June 1915 at Halifax alongside HMS LEVIATHAN supplying 950 tons of bunker coal

12 December 1915 re-deployed as a collier - name unchanged - until 25 January 1916

21 January 1916 owners became C Doresa & Co Ltd., London - name unchanged

26 January 1916 re-deployed as a sugar carrier - name unchanged - until 5 May 1916 with a cargo from Mauritius

8 May 1916 owners became Charlton Steam Shipping Co Ltd., London - name unchanged

26 June 1916 salvaged by HMS NARCISSUS & HMS VALIANT II the crews of which received salvage money details of which were published in the London Gazette of 2 March 1917

4 January 1917 re-deployed as a collier - name unchanged - until 18 February 1917

1917 owners became Carrington Steamship Co Ltd., (Williams & Mordey, Managers) Cardiff - name unchanged

19 February 1917 re-deployed as a wheat carrier - name unchanged - until 24 May 1917 with a wheat cargo from the River Plate

25 May 1917 re-deployed as a collier - name unchanged - until ...

26 July 1917 struck a mine which had been laid 10 days earlier by German submarine UC-51 and sank in the Atlantic 2 miles S of Galley Head, County Cork while on passage from Huelva to Gariston with a cargo of iron ore with the loss of 24 lives

 

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