Requisitioned Auxiliary – Cunene




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Builder:                                   Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg

Launched:                              12 May 1911

Pennant No:                           Y.8.121

Into Service:                           19 April 1919

Out of service:                        24 September 1919

Fate:                                     1954 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:

12 May 1911 launched by Flensburger Schiffsbau Gesellschaft, Flensburg as Yard Nr: 309 named Adelaide for Deutsche-Australische Dampfs. Ges, Hamburg

July 1911 completed

1916 purchased by the Portuguese Government and renamed Cunene

19 April 1919 acquired for Admiralty service as a Stores Carrier, name unchanged

24 September 1919 returned to her owners, name unchanged

1925 purchased by Soc. Geral de Comercio, Industria e Transportes Lyda, Lisbon, name unchanged

31 December 1954 arrived Dunston for demolition by Clayton Davie Ltd.