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Official Number:                      104241

Laid down:                              

Builder:                                  D & W Henderson, Glasgow

Launched:                              6 February 1894

Pennant No:                           Y 3.534

Into Service:                            13 February 1915

Out of service:                         8 March 1918

Fate:                                      Torpedoed and sunk 8 March 1918

 

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Background Data:  One of several ships requisitioned by the Admiralty for service during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:

 

6 February 1894 launched by Furness, Withy & Co Ltd., Middleton, West Hartlepool as Yard Nr: 205 named Madeline for Pyman, Bell & Co (T Bell, Manager), Newcastle

March 1894 completed

13 February 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier - name unchanged until 12 September 1915

5 October 1915 re-deployed as a collier to Northern Russia for the Russian Government a/c until 5 November 1916

June 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 12 September 1916

13 September 1916 re-deployed as a collier to Northern Russia for the Russian Government a/c until 14 November 1916

15 November 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 8 June 1917

9 June 1917 re-deployed as a collier to Northern Russia for the Russian Government a/c until 25 October 1917

26 October re-deployed as a collier until ...

8 March 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-55 (Wilhelm Werner) in the Atlantic 14 miles ENE from Pendeen Lighouse while on passage from Dieppe to Swansea in ballast with the loss of three lives

 

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