Requisitioned Auxiliary – Buccaneer

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Official Number:                      98088

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Builder:                                  J. Scott & Co, Kinghorn

Launched:                              6 May 1890

Into Service:                           20 July 1916

Out of service:                        1919

Fate:                                     1936 broken up 


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:

6 May 1890 launched by J. Scott & Co, Kinghorn as Yard Nr 67 named BUCCANEER for Tatham, Bromage & Co Ltd, London

8 May 1890 the Lloyds List Newspaper reported

8 5 1890 Lloys List Bucaneer

May 1890 completed as a coaster

18 May 1890 arrived at Gravesend

1902 purchased by Furness, Withy & Co, West Hartlepool name unchanged

1903 purchased by unknown owners

20 July 1916 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as a Stores Carrier

16 August 1916 at 62°01N 11°02E signalled by HMS MANTUA and allowed to proceed

1919 returned to her owners

1924 purchased by C Chase, London and renamed AGATHE

1926 purchased by P Baumann, Riga and renamed HERMAN

1929 purchased by Rudolf Stukalis (P Baumann, Manager), Riga and renamed ALBERT

1933 purchased by Latvijas Hipoteku Banka, Riga and renamed MALTA

1936 reported broken up in Latvia