Requisitioned Auxiliary – Harmatris






Official Number:                      135169

Builder:                                  Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd., Howden

Pennant No:                 

Launched:                              9 October 1912

Into Service:                           13 January 1915

Out of service:                        8 March 1916

Fate:                                      Torpedoed and sunk 8 March 1916



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:


9 October 1912 launched by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd., Howden on Tyne as Yard Nr: 200 named Harmatris for J & C Harrison Ltd., London

5 December 1912 registered in ownership of Charles W Harrison

22 August 1913 arrived River Tyne from Belfast

19 October 1913 arrived at Durban from Baltimore

13 January 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Expeditionary Force Transport until …

8 March 1916 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-18 (Otto Steinbrinck) in the English Channel a quarter of a mile NE x N from Boulogne Breakwater while on passage from St. John, NB to Boulogne carrying oats and hay with the loss of 4 lives

4 April 1916 register closed