Requisitioned Auxiliary – Howden

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Official Number:                      127441

Laid down:

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

Launched:                              22 April 1909

Into Service:                           3 December 1914

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                     25 December 1929 ran aground and broke 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:

22 April 1909 launched by Osbourne Graham & Co Ltd, North Hylton, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 147 named HOWDEN for Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool

May 1909 completed

1913 purchased by Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Co Ltd, West Hartlepool, name unchanged

18 May 1914 berthed at Sunderland from London

3 December 1914 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as an Ammunition Carrier – name unchanged

1918 returned to her owners     

1925 purchased by D/S A/S Aslaug (JK Haaland, Manager) Haugesund & renamed ASLAUG

25 December 1929 wrecked on Farallones Rocks, Bayona in raging seas while on passage from Vestmann Isl to Vigo with a cargo of codfish with the loss of the entire crew off 22.