Requisitioned Auxiliary – Caldergrove

 

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Official Number:                       128276 

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Builder:                                    Hamilton & Co, Glen Yard, Port Glasgow

Launched:                               19 April 1909

Pennant No:                            Y 3.1344

Into Service:                           18 November 1916

Out of service:                         6 March 1917

Fate:                                        Torpedoed & sunk 6 March 1917

 

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Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

 

Career Data:

19 April 1909 launched by Wm. Hamilton & Co, Glen Yard, Port Glasgow as Yard Nr: 204 named CALDERGROVE for Clutha Shipping Co Ltd., (John Hardie & Co, Managers) Glasgow

20 April 1909 the Scotsman newspaper reported –

 

20 4 1909 Scotsman Caldergrove

 

May 1909 completed

3 June 1909 the Scotsman newspaper reported –

 

3 6 1909 Scotsman Caldergrove

 

26 June 1909 arrived at the River Plate

17 September 1909 arrived at Newcastle, NSW

27 February 1910 sailed Bunbury, Western Australia for Las Palmas

4 April 1910 arrived at Las Palmas sailing the same day

1 September 1910 arrived at Sydney. NSW

9 September 1910 cleared Sydney, NSW with a cargo of 73,000 bags of wheat

26 August 1911 arrived at Suez from Aden

21 October 1914 sailed New York for New Zealand with a cargo of case oil

9 November 1914 entered the Pacific Ocean having transitted the Panama Canal

14 December 1914 arrived at Auckland, New Zealand

16 July 1915 the Daily Commercial News & Shipping List newspaper, published in Sydney, NSW reported that … 

16 7 1915 Daily Comm News Sydney Caldergrove

7 September 1915 arrived at Tacoma

12 July 1916 arrived at Sydney, NSW

20 July 1`916 cleared Stdney, NSW for the UK

18 November 1916 requisitioned for service as a Collier until 3 January 1917

4 January 1917 re-deployed as a transport carrying sugar from Cuba until …

6 March 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-44 (Kptlt. Paul Wagenführ) in the Atlantic 200 miles WNW of Fastnet Rock in position 51°30 N 14°51 W while on passage Havana, Cuba to Queenstown, Ireland carrying sugar with the loss of 19 lives including that of her Master