Requisitioned Auxiliary – Braeside




Official Number:                       137252

Laid down:

Builder:                                   John Fullerton & Co., Paisley

Launched:                               1915

Pennant No:                            Y 3.863  /   Y8 .38

Into Service:                            17 July 1915

Out of service:                         1 August 1917

Fate:                                       6 December 1917 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:


1915 launched by John Fullerton & Co, Paisley as Yard Nr: 238 named BRAESIDE for Wear Steam Shipping Co Ltd (Rose Bros., Managers), Sunderland

March 1915 completed

6 May 1915 berthed at Seaham from Le Harve

8 May 1915 sailed Seaham

17 July 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Stores Carrier – name unchanged – until 12 August 1915

13 August 1915 re-deployed as a collier until 20 January 1916

19 October 1915 berthed at Blyth from Scapa Flow

26 December 1915 sailed Blyth

25 March 1916 further re-deployed as a collier until 1 August 1917

26 May 1916 berthed at Bute West Dock, Cardiff

21 May 1917 at Dover Harbour with HMS LORD MINTO alongside receiving 21 tons of bunker coal





5 December 1917 passed the Downs on passage from Blyth to Jersey with a cargo of coal

6 December 1917 torpedoed by the German submarine UC71 and sank 5 miles south of the Owers Light Vessel with the loss of all eleven of her crew – their deaths are recorded with pride on the Tower Hill Memorial and the Plymouth Naval Memorial