Requisitioned Auxiliary – Begonia




Official Number:                       127107

Laid down:

Builder:                                   North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd

Launched:                               11 January 1918

Into Service:                             6 March 1918

Out of service:                          21 March 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 augment the ships of the RFA


Career Data:

11 January 1918 launched by Wm Dobson & Co, Walker-on-Tyne as Yard Nr: 208 named BEGONIA for Stag Line Ltd (Joseph Robinson & Sons, Managers) North Shields

6 March 1918 completed at a cost of £94,801 and was immediately requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier

21 March 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine UB-55 in the Atlantic 44 miles S x W from Wolf Rock while on passage from the Tyne and Plymouth to Salonika carrying Admiralty stores. No casualties