Requisitioned Auxiliary – Brook



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Official Number:                       120682

Laid down:

Builder:                                   S P Austin & Son., Wear Dock, Sunderland

Launched:                               21 February 1906

Pennant No:                            Y8 .57 /  Y3.94

Into Service:                            1914

Out of service:                         1918

Fate:                                       1924 sank after a collision



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:


21 February 1906 launched by S P Austin & Son, Wear Dock, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 235 named BROOK for Stephenson Clarke & Co., London

24 February 1906 Lloyds List reported –

24 2 1906 Lloyds List Brook

March 1906 completed

30 October 1906 arrived at Portsmouth from the River Tyne

1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged

14 July 19145 became a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

27 August 1915 Stores Carrier service ended

8 September 1915 became a Collier again – name unchanged

1918 returned to her owners – name unchanged

1919 purchased by the Brentford Gas Co., London – name unchanged

10 February 1924 sank after a collision with ss CAPULIN off the Shipwash Light Vessel while on passage from the Tyne to London