Requisitioned Auxiliary – Harlech


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Official Number:                     136729

Builder:                                 Osbourne, Graham & Co., North Hylton, Sunderland

Pennant No:                   Y.3 671

Launched:                              8 November 1914

Into Service:                           20 April 1915

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                     15 October 1924 beached


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:


8 November 1914 launched by Osbourne, Graham & Co., North Hylton, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 179 named Harlech for Harrisons (London) Ltd., (J & C Harrison, Managers) London

December 1914 completed

28 April 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier – name unchanged

1918 returned to her owners

11 April 1919 sailed from the River Tyne for Devonport

17 August 1919 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on Flamborough Head sailing north bound

22 August 1919 sailed from the River Wear for Devonport

1920 owners became Harrison’s (London) Colliers Ltd (J & C Harrison, Managers) London – name unchanged

15 October 1924 in collision with British trawler Elf King and was beached on the Outer Banks, Spurn Head while on passage from Hull to Brixham with a cargo of coal