Official Number:                     128244

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Napier & Miller Ltd., Old Kilpatrick

Launched:                              7 November 1908 

Into Service:                           20 October 1915

Out of service:                        20 March 1918

Fate:                                     20 March 1918 torpedoed and sunk


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:

7 November 1908 launched by Napier & Miller Ltd., Old Kilpatrick as Yard Nr: 163 named Cadillac for Anglo American Oil Co Ltd., (J Hamilton, Manager) London

January 1909 completed

14 April 1909 arrived at Philadelphia from Dublin

3 September 1909 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on Prawle Point  sailing west

8 May 1910 arrived at New York from Rotterdam

25 September 1910 off Las Palmas Fireman & Trimmer Kam Wong Ling discharged dead from natural causes

12 November 1910 arrived at Philadelphia from Rotterdam

6 December 1910 arrived at Table Bay

12 April 1911 arrived at New York

11 May 1911 arrived at Port Said from New York

28 May 1911 arrived at Colombo, Ceylon

2 June 1911 arrived at Calcutta

4 July 1911 passed Perim

21 July 1911 arrived at Philadelphia from Calcutta

1912 purchased by Tank Storage & Carriage Co Ltd., (W J Smith, Manager), London. Name unchanged

9 May 1912 arrived at New York

3 June 1912 passed Gibraltar sailing east

24 August 1912 arrived Suez

12 December 1912 arrived at Singapore from Calcutta

27 February 1913 arrived Port Said

19 March 1913 arrived at Colombo, Ceylon

1913 renamed Samoset by her owners

8 June 1913 sailed Liverpool after being renamed

16 December 1913 arrived at San Fransisco

29 August 1914 sighted by HMS MINOTAUR while on passage to Miiko 

19 April 1915 while steaming south at 26.06S 34.0E passed HMS LACONIA

24 August 1915 sailed Colombo, Ceylon for Port Said

20 October 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an oiler - name unchanged. Hired at a rate of 9sh.9d p.d.w.t.

1916 purchased by Standard Transportation Co Ltd., Hong Kong

13 February 1917 arrived at Aden

30 March 1917 at 12.34N 42.23E while on passage south passed HMS PERTH

17 April 1917 at the Goverment Hospital, Suez Fireman W Thomson discharged dead from cardiac disease. Fireman Thomson is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery in Grave B46

18 April 1917 spoke to HMS ODIN which was on the Perim Patrol

2 May 1917 at 26.0N 57.0E while on passage from Abadan to Aden passed HMS BRAMBLE

26 September 1917 while on passage to Aden at 24.04N 58.0E met HMS JUNO

20 March 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.33 in the Mediterranean 50 miles NxE of Port Said while on passage from Port Said to Brindisi with a cargo of fuel oil with the loss of 3 lives. 



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