Zeno 02

 

Zeno 02

 

Official Number:                         101975

Laid down:

Builder:                                      C S Swan & Hunter, Wallsend

Pennant Number:                        Y 3.1145

Launched:                                   2 February 1893

Into Service:                                29 December 1915

Out of service:                             20 February 1918

Fate:                                          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 augument the RFA

 

Career Data:

2 February 1893 launched by C S Swan & Hunter, Wallsend on Tyne as Yard Nr: 181 named Zeno for "Z" Steamship Co Ltd., (Turner, Brightman & Co., Managers) London

March 1893 completed

11 January 1905 arrived at Waterford, Ireland with Captain Jones as the Master. Landed twelve survivors of the dredger Texas which had foundered on 25 December 1904 in very heavy weather when approximately 280 miles north east of the Azores. They had been rescued by the Zeno on 3 January 1905. Twenty three other crew members from the Texas had drowned.

13 October 1906  arrived at New Orleans from Barbados

1 November 1913 sailed Las Palmas for Birkenhead

30 November 1915 challenged by the Armoured Cruiser HMS KING ALFRED at approximalely 31°09N 13°08E and allowed to proceed

29 December 1915 requisitioned for service by the Admiralty and placed on Italian Government service as Transport carrying steel and oats until 7 April 1916

6 May 1916 re-deployed as a collier to Northern Russia for the Russian Government account until 2 July 1916

30 September 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 11 May 1917

14 November 1916 at Brindisi alongside the Light Cruiser HMS LIVERPOOL and supplied her with 100 tons of bunker coal

25 November 1916 at Brindisi alongside the Light Cruiser HMS LIVERPOOL and supplied her with 215 tons of bunker coal

12 May 1917 re-deployed as a collier to Northern Russia for the Russain Government account until 22 November 1917

23 November 1917 re-deployed as a collier intil 20 February 1918

20 February 1918 torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-52 (Otto Launburg) in the Mediterranean 48 miles SW½S Dellimara Point, Malta in position 35°04N 13.03E when on passage from Alexandria to La Goulette in ballast

 

Notes:

 

Was one of ten from a fleet of 15 tramp steamers owned by Turner, Brightman & Co which were lost during WW1

 

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