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Official Number:                     139619

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Builder:                                    J Priestman & Co., Southwick, Sunderland

Launched:                              23 July 1917

Pennant No:                           Y 3.2414

Into Service:                            27 July 1918

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                         Sank after collision with an iceberg 1 October 1932

 

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:

23 July 1917 launched by J Priestman & Co., Southwick, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 261 named Maindy Manor for Maindy Shipping Co Ltd., (Jenkins, Richards & Evans Ltd., Managers) Cardiff

September 1917 completed

26 July 1918 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier - name unchanged - until 27 August 1918

28 August 1918 re-deployed as a transport carrying wheat from Canada until 2 November 1918

3 November 1918 re-deployed as a collier until 12 December 1918

13 December 1918 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from Australia

1922 sold to Sir David R Llewellyn Bt (Merrett Bros Ltd., Managers) Cardiff - name unchanged

1924 D R Llewellyn, Merrett & Price, Cardiff became Managers

1927 J Rattray, Cardiff became Manager

1932 sold to Fancott Shipping Co Ltd., ( W T & H A Williams Ltd., Managers) London and renamed Bright Fan

1 October 1932 sank after a collision with an iceberg in the Hudson Strait in position 62.12N 71.20W when on passage from Churchill to London carrying a cargo of grain

 

 

 

 

 

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