Requisitioned Auxiliary – Hartlepool


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Official Number:                       115162

Builder:                                    Ropner & Sons Ltd., Stockton

Pennant No:                             Y  3.107  /  Y 7.150

Launched:                                19 November 1903

Into Service:                            14 March 1916

Out of service:                         1918

Fate:                                         Broken up 27 December 1931



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:


19 November 1903 launched by Ropner & Son Ltd., Stockton as Yard Nr: 402 named Hartlepool for Pool Shipping Co Ltd., West Hartlepool

January 1904 completed

14 March 1916 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Transport on French Government Service carrying steel and oats – name unchanged – then temporarily released on 30 May 1916

6 August 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 11 September 1916

30 December 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 27 February 1917

28 February 1917 converted into a tanker by the addition of cylindrical tanks into her holds and placed under the management of Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd., London – name unchanged

1920 purchased by Angle Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd., London – name unchanged

1922 renamed Purpura by her owners

27 December 1931 arrived at Osaka for demolition by Japanese ship breakers



Pennant No: y 3.107 previously allocated to Heighington