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Official Number:                      135800

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Builder:                                  Osbourne, Graham & Co., North Hylton, Sunderland

Launched:                              1915

Pennant No:                           Y 3.1086

Into Service:                           4 March 1916

Out of service:                        16 September 1918

Fate:                                      Torpedoed and sunk 16 September 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:

 

1915 launched by Osbourne, Graham & Co., North Hylton, Sunderland as Yark No: 188 named Madryn for Mervyn Steam Shipping Co. Ltd., (Martyn, Martyn & Co. Ltd., Managers), Newport, Monmouthshire

January 1916 completed

4 March 1916 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier - name unchanged - until ...

10 June 1917 at Olna Firth Anchorage, Shetland Islands supplied the armoured cruiser HMS ACHILLES with bunker coal

16 September 1918 torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-82 (Heinrich Middendorff) five miles NNE Trevose Head, Cornwall in position 50.38N 05.00W when on passage from Penarth to Devonport with a cargo of coal

 

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