Requisitioned Auxiliaries - S

 11 October 1905 launched by Rijkee & Co N.V, Rotterdam as Yard Nr 118 named SCANDINAVIA for Wm H Muller & Co’s Algemeene Scheepvaart Maatschappij, Rotterdam

October 1905 completed as a 3-masted schooner

24 December 1906 berthed at Liverpool

1912 purchased by British Petroleum Co Ltd, London, name unchanged.



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Official Number:                      110005

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Builder:                                  A McMillan & Son, Dumbarton

Launched:                              5 September 1898

Pennant No:                           Y 8.29

Into Service:                            3 November 1914

Out of service:                         15 April 1915

Fate:                                      Mined and sunk  23 March 1916



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Official Number:                      114436

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Builder:                                  Short Bros Ltd, Pallion Yard, Sunderland

Launched:                              17 September 1902

Pennant No:                           Y 3.1968 / Y 8.135

Into Service:                            4 January 1918

Out of service:                         11 October 1919

Fate:                                      Broken Up 21 June 1933


Official Number:                     135498

Laid down:

Builder:                                 Tyne Iron SB Co, Willington Quay

Launched:                              5 August 1913 

Into Service:                           WW1

Out of service:                        23 August 1915

Fate:                                     23 August 1915 captured and sunk by scuttling charges

1904 launched by Bonn & Mees, Rotterdam as Yard Nr 164 named YARE for N.V. Maatschappij  ss “Yare” (J.M. Johnston & B.E. Ruys, Managers), Rotterdam

October 1904 completed as a coaster

1911 purchaseed by S.A. de Tpt et de Commerce Beaurain & Storms, Antwerp and renamed SWYN

1912  purchased by Keeps SS & Lighterage Co Ltd (H. Keep, Manager), London and renamed SKIPPER

September 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as an Ammunition Carrier, name unchanged

22 March 1910 launched by J Crown & Sons Ltd, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland as Yard Nr 137 named SKIPJACK
for John George Hill Steam Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle
April 1910 completed
7 August 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as an ammo carrier and renamed SKIPTON.



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Official Number:                      143102

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Builder:                                  J.C. Tecklenborg A.G, Wesermunde

Launched:                              8 April 1913

Pennant No:                           Y 8.134

Into Service:                            25 June 1919

Out of service:                         13 November 1919

Fate:                                      Broken Up 16 February 1945


Official Number:                     166345

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Builder:                                 Odense Staalskibsvaerft ved A P Moller, Odense

Launched:                              9 October 1937 

Into Service:                           1939

Out of service:                        1945

Fate:                                      23 May 1953 broken up in Japan



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Official Number:                      133650

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Builder:                                  Ardrossan Drydock & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan

Launched:                              26 May 1914

Pennant No:                           Y 8.79

Into Service:                            15 March 1918

Out of service:                         9 February 1919

Fate:                                      Broken Up 2 February 1956


 12 January 1923 Seaman James Ballantine on leaving the ship and passing through the Royal Dock,Grimsby was stopped by a Customs Officer and questioned if he had any dutiable goods in his possession. The seaman's answers were not deemed satisfactory and as he was being taken to search room he took a bottle of brandy from his pocket and smashed it on the ground.


2 December 1914 launched by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Low Walker, Newcastle as Yard Nr: 869 named SUNIK for Sunik Oil Tpt Co Ltd, London

13 January 1915  completed and requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as a non commissioned Fleet Messenger, name unchanged 

8 February 1915 at Scapa Flow alongside HMS Eskimo, Armed Merchant Cruiser, and supplied 248 tons of boiler water 

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