Requisitioned Auxiliary – Don








Official Number:                    98389

Laid down:

Builder:                                   W Dobson & Co, Walker-on-Tyne

Pennant Number:                 Y 8.4 / Y 3.561

Launched:                              11 July 1892

Into Service:                           26 August 1914

Out of service:                       20 February 1915

Fate:                                        8 May 1915 captured 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:


11 July 1892  launched by W Dobson & Co, Walker-on-Tyne as Yard Nr 54 named DON for Goole Steam Shipping Co, Goole

8 August 1892 completed as a coaster

31 August 1892 sailed Southampton

1 January 1905  owners taken over by Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Co, Goole name unchanged

26 August 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as a Store Carrier, name unchanged

20 February 1915 returned to her owners

8 May 1915 captured then sunk by the German U-9 seven miles E of Coquet Isl while on passage from  Cromarty to Blyth in ballast