Requisitioned Auxiliary – Foreland

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Official Number:                      136716

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

Pennant Nr:                             Y3.412

Launched:                               25 April 1914

Into Service:                            30 October 1914

Out of service:                         12 February 1917

Fate:                                      Mine and sunk 12 February 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:

25 April 1914 launched by S P Austin & Son Ltd., Wear Dock, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 272 named Oosterland for N V Scheepvaart en Steenkolen Mij, Rotterdam but …

24 October 1914 completed as Foreland for Shipping & Coal Co Ltd., London

30 October 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier – name unchanged

29 August 1915 at Scapa Flow alongside HMS ZARIA and supplied 58 tons of bunker coal

23 May 1916 at Busta Voe alongside HMS ALSATIAN and supplied 1,503 tons of bunker coal

28 May 1916 to 30 May 1916 at Busta Voe alongside HMS HILARY together with Collier Execellent and supplied a total of 1,200 tons of bunker coal

1 June 1916 at Busta Voe alongside HMS GLOUCESTERSHIRE together with Collier Tosto and supplied bunker coal

6 September 1916 at Busta Voe alongside HMS CHANGUINOLA together with Collier Barmoor and supplied a total pf 1,100 tons of  bunker coal

3 February 1917 to 5 February 1017 at Busta Voe alongside HMS MOLDAVIA together with Collier Wedgewood and supplied a total of 1,425 tons of bunker coal

17 February 1917 struck a mine laid by German submarine UC-11 (Benno von Ditfurth) in the North Sea two days earlier and sank 6 miles S ¼ W Shipwash Light Vessel in position 51.56 N 01.40 E while on passage from Blyth to Devonport with a cargo of coal

 

Notes:

Another source gives the sinking position as 51.56 N 01.50 E