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Official Number:                     128283

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Builder:                                  R Stephenson & Co Ltd, Hebburn

Pennant No:                           Y 3.365

Launched:                              1909

Into Service:                           1914

Out of service:                        30 December 1914

Fate:                                     1914 wrecked

 

 

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Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty just after WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

 

Career Data:

 

19 February 1909 launched by R Stephenson & Co Ltd., Hebburn as Yard Nr: 114 named Navarra for Donald & Taylor (Wm. G Taylor, Manager) Glasgow

May 1909 completed

29 August 1909 sailed the River Tyne for Gothenburg

22 October 1909 arrived on the River Tyne from Middlesborough

13 July 1910 arrived at Bahia Blanca

15 November 1910 sailed Antwerp for Leith

28 June 1911 arrived at Blyth

1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier, name unchanged

14 November 1914 alongside HMS BERWICK at 10.17N 79.52W supplying bunker coal

HMS Berwick 1902

HMS BERWICK

29 December 1914 sailed St. John, New Brunswick

30 December 1914 wrecked on Tusket Island, Nova Scotia while on passage from St John, New Brunswick to Le Havre carrying hay and oats

7 and 8 January 1915 a Board of Trade Inquiry held at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and the certificates of the Master, Chief Officer and Second Officer were suspended for varying periods

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