Requisitioned Auxiliary – Gloucester Coast

 

GLOUCESTER COAST

 

Official No:                              135448

Builder:                                    London & Glasgow Eng & Iron Shipbuilding Co., Govan

Launched:                                22 February 1913

Pennant No:                            Y 2.77

Into Service:                             17 April 1015

Out of service:                          WW1

Fate:                                        sank on 2 May 1937

 

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:

22 February 1913 launched by George Brown & Co, Greenock as Yard Nr: 81 named SIR WALTER BACON for John Bacon Ltd., Liverpool

March 1913 completed

30 September 1913 owners became Powell, Bacon & Hough Lines Lrd., Liverpool and renamed GLOUCESTER COAST

25 February 1914 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

2 March 1914 berthed at Avonmouth from Liverpool

14 March 1914 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

23 March 1914 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

15 July 1914 arrived at Liverpool

15 September 1914 arrived at Plymouth from Liverpool

17 April 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Expeditionary Force Transport – name unchanged – until 30 April 1915

29 May 1915 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west

10 July 1915 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard

9 October 1915 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing east

11 December 1915 off Avonmouth in collision with the lighter Bristol Packet. The lighter was sunk with one crew member missing

29 October 1916 re-deployed as an ammunition carrier – name unchanged

1917 owners became Coast Lines Ltd – name unchanged

7 July 1919 to 9 July 1919 at Reval alongside HMS VINDICTIVE ammunitioning and restored the warship

11 July 1919 at Reval alongside HMS VINDICTIVE ammunitioning and restoring the warship

12 July 1919 at Revel berthed alongside HMS DAUNTLESS. A working party from the cruiser ammunitioned ship

HMS DAUNTLESS WW1

HMS DAUNTLESS

 

15 July 1919 at Reval alongside HMS VINDICTIVE ammunitioning and restoring the warship

18 July 1919 at Reval alongside HMS VINDICTIVE ammunitioning and restoring the warship

26 July 1919 at Revel Roads Fireman & Trimmer Fred H Harris discharged dead presumed drowned

22 October 1919 at Riga berthed alongside HMS DRAGON. A working party from the cruiser ammunitioned ship. HMS ABIDEL berthed alongside and also ammunitioned ship

HMS Dragon 2

HMS DRAGON

24 October 1919 sailed Riga

10 November 1919 at Libau where a working party from HMS’s DAUNTLESS and EREBUS came and worked onboard

18 November 1919 to 21 November 1919 at Libau where a working party from HMS DAUNTLESS came and worked onboard each day

12 July 1928 sailed Dundee for Aberdeen

13 July 1928 arrived at Aberdeen sailing later the same day for Manchester

1936 purchased by Bristol Steam Navigation Co Ltd., Bristol and renamed ALECTO

2 May 1937 sank after a collision with the Yugoslav ship PLAVNIK in position 57.34.30N 02.23.30E off the North Hinder Light Vessel while on passage from Swansea to Rotterdam carrying a general cargo with the loss of ten of her crew of fourteen