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Official Number:                    92927

Laid down:                              

Builder:                                   Wm Gray & Co., West Hartlepool

Launched:                              11 May 1888

Pennant No:                           

Into Service:                             23 October 1914

Out of service:                         29 July 1919

Fate:                                          Broken up 3q/1933


Items of historic interest involving this ship: -


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

Career Data:


11 May 1888 launched by Wm Gray & Co., West Hartlepool as Yard Nr: 335 named Magda for Trechmann Steamship Co Ltd., (Oliver Trenchmann, Manager), West Hartlepool

June 1888 completed

23 October 1914 purchased by the Admiralty for service as a Blockship at Portland but became a Boom Defence Vessel instead - name unchanged

29 July 1919 purchased by Cia Nav "Bidasoa" (A. Candina, Manager), Bilbao and renamed Ramon de Birkuna

1932 owners became Velilla y Candina Soc Ltda (A Candina, Manager) Bilbao and renamed Gobelas

3q/1933 reported as broken up in Spain



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