Requisitioned Auxiliary – Addington



as Botte

Official No:                            89513

Builder:                         Northumberland Shipbuilding Co., Howden on Tyne

Launched:                     1 December 1893

Pennant No:                          Y 3.566

Into Service:                 10 March 1915

Out of service:               1918

Fate:                            6 July 1929 wrecked


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:

1 December 1893 launched by H S Edwards & Sons & Craig, Howden on Tyne, Newcastle as Yard Nr: 2 named Addington for Thomas Hinton Bros & Co., London

Press report ADDINGTON

 16 January 1894 completed

1886 sold to T Nelson & Son, London – name unchanged

1889 sold to G B Harland & Co, West Hartlepool – name unchanged

1901 sold to Robson Brown & Sons Ltd., London – name unchanged

20 January 1915 the Greek Goverment awarded a silver medal to the ships Master – Captain A Wood for the rescue of seven seaman from the Greek steamer Lord Byron of Andros which had foundered in the English Channel in November 1911

10 March 1915 requisitioned by the Admiralty as a Collier – name unchanged until 17 September 1917

18 September 1917 re-deployed being transferred to the Commercial Branch for the Norwgeian service until 31 January 1918

1 February 1918 re-deployed as a Collier until 28 September 1918

29 September 1918 re-deployed as a Transport for the Home Trade Branch carrying gas coals to London

18 December 1918 sold to Arthur Morphy, London – name unchanged

10 October 1919 grounded off Saomika. Failed to be refloated on the first attempt. Some of the cargo was removed and arrived at Saloninka later in the day without damage

1923 sold to Rederi A/B Bottle (Ernst N Norjesson, Manager) Lidingo Villasted and renamed Botte

6 July 1929 wrecked off Yarmouth while on passage from Lysekil to Rouen, France with a cargo of stone