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Official Number:                      115794

Laid down:

Builder:                                  London & Glasgow Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd., Govan

Pennant No:                           Y 3.1851 / D2610

Launched:                              1902

Into Service:                           20 May 1917

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                     1931 broken up


Items of historic interest involving this ship: -



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:


26 February 1902 launched by London & Glasgow Engineering & Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd., Middleton Yard, Govan, Glasgow as Yard No: 314 named Nam Sang for Indo China Steam Navigation Co Ltd., London

March 1902 completed

22 September 1908 arrived Kobe from Calcutta

6 October 1909 arrived Kobe, Japan sailing the same day for Hong Kong

20 May 1917 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier - name unchanged until 14 June 1917

15 June 1917 re-deployed as a Transport to carry rice from Burma until 14 October 1917

15 October 1917 re-deployed as a Collier until 9 August 1918

18 May 1918 sighted by HMS BACCHANTE when in a convoy - detached from the convoy with other ship

10 August 1918 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying grain from India until 21 November 1918

22 November 1918 re-deployed as a Collier until December 1918 and was then transferred to the Liner section

12 February 1931 arrived at Shanghai enroute to the ship breakers

June 1931 broken up by Denkichi Fukushima & Co

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