Requisitioned Auxiliary – H C Folger

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Official Number:                     214615

Builder:                                    Union Iron Works Co., San Francisco

Pennant No:                   Y.7 195

Launched:                                24 October 1916

Into Service:                             December 1916

Out of service:                          1918

Fate:                                          August 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:


24 October 1916 launched by Union Iron Works Co., San Francisco as Yard Nr: 129 named H C Folger for Atlantic Refining Co Inc., Philadelphia

December 1916 completed and requisitioned for Admiralty service as an oiler – name unchanged

30 June 1917 at sea while on passage from Kirkwall to Norfolk, VA in ballast at 59.08N 15.38W stopped and boarded by HMS PATIA and allowed to proceed 

1918 returned to her owners name unchanged

1941 purchased by Lloyd Brasilero, Rio de Janeiro and renamed Reconcavo

August 1954 broken up at Rio de Janeiro by Irmanos Almeida