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Official Number:                       110189

Pennant Nr:                     Y 3.291

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Builder:                                   Richardson, Duck & Co Ltd, Thormaby, Stockton

Launched:                               4 September 1899

Into Service:                            10 August 1914

Out of service:                         9 February 1918

Fate:                                       9 February 1918 torpedoed and 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 September 1899 launched by Richardson, Duck & Co Ltd, Thormaby, Stockton as Yard Nr: 507 named Lydie for Burdick & Cook, London

September 1899 completed

5 July 1901 arrived at Teneriffe

19 July 1902 arrived at St Vincent, CV

27 September 1902 at Rotterdam Second Engineer Officer Howard Howell discharged dead - drowned

14 January 1905 at Kustenlle(?) Able Seaman J Johnson discharged dead - drowned

9 January 1907 at Diana Shoal, Gallipoli Able Seaman J Millberg discharged dead - drowned

10 January 1907 the Scotsman newspaper reported -

Lydie Stranded

 

25 August 1913 at Barry Docks Seaman George D Lyon discharged dead - killed on the railway

30 June 1914 at the Colonial Hospital, Gibraltar Able Seaman George McLennan discharged dead from endrocarditis. He had been admitted to the hospital on 24 June 1914

10 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service while overseas as a collier - name unchanged - until 19 August 1914

4 September 1914  re-deployed as a collier - name unchange - until 16 October 1915

14 November 1914 sailed Tenedos

31 January 1915 at Tenedos alongside HMS JED supplying 28 tons of bunker coal

2 February 1915 at Tenedos alongside HMS JED supplying 18 tons of bunker coal

5 February 1915 at Tenedos alongside HMS COLNE supplying 66 tons of bunker coal

4 March 1915 at Tenedos alongside HMS AMETHYST supplying 250 tons of bunker coal

7 March 1915 at the Dardanelles alongside HMS USK supplying 66 tons of bunker coal

HMS Usk

HMS USK

9 March 1915 at Tenedos alongside HMS AMETHYST supplying 220 tons of bunker coal and later alongside HMS JED supplying 60 tons of bunker coal

12 March 1915 at Tenedos alongside HMS JED supplying 28 tons of bunker coal

20 April 1915 at Tenedos alongside HMS AMETHYST supplying 168 tons of bunker coal

3 May 1915 at Port Spiri alongside HMS WELLAND supplying 69 tons of bunker coal

29 May 1915 at Kephlo alongside HMS JED supplying 100 tons of bunker coal

10 October 1916 re-deployed as a collier again - name unchanged

1 June 1917 at Olna Firth alongside HMS ACHILLES supplying 1,270 tons of bunker coal

9 February 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-53 in the English Channel 7½ miles S of Falmouth while on passage from Cardiff to Brest with a cargo of coal. Two lives lost

 

 

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