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Official Number:                     137429

Builder:                                  Charles Connell & Co, Scotstoun, Glasgow

Pennant No:                           Y 3.1409

Launched:                              30 December 1914

Into Service:                           26 November 1915

Out of service:                       17 February 1919

Fate:                                     February 1950 broken up


Items of historic interest involving this ship: -


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

Career Data:


30 December 1914 launched by Charles Connell & Co, Scotstoun, Glasgow as Yard Nr: 363 named NAWAB for Asiatic Steam Navigation Co Ltd., Liverpool

March 1915 completed

26 November 1915 requisitioned for service as an Expeditionary Force Transport and was then temporarily released on 31 March 1916

19 July 1916 served as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying stores around the Mediterranean until 19 September 1916

20 September 1916 served as a Transport carrying sugar from Java until 12 January 1917

13 January 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 20 February 1917

21 February 1917 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from Gulf of Mexico until 2 May 1917

3 May 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 20 June 1917

21 June 1917 re-deployed as a Transport carrying rice from Burma until 17 October 1917

18 October 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 30 January 1918

31 January 1918 re-deployed with the Commercial Branch (Military a/c) as a Transport carrying nitrates from Chile and was then transferred to the Liner Section on 17 May 1918

18 May 1918 re-deployed with the Liner section until 17 February 1919

26 March 1920 Captain J M Wright appointed as a Member of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services during World War 1

1 October 1949 arrived at Bombay for demolition

February 1950 demolition began

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