Requisitioned Auxiliary – Huntsclyde


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Official No:                               137846

Builder:                                    Flensburger Schiffbau Ges, Flensburg

Launched:                               8 December 1904

Pennant No:                            Y 3.16444 / Y 8.132

Into Service:                            1916

Out of service:                         1919

Fate:                                      1941 Bombed and sunk



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 December 1904 launched by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges, Flensbur as Yard Nr: 244 named Regina

January 1905 completed

1906 owners became Bremer Dampferline “Atlas” mbH, Bremen and renamed Athena

1911 transfered to Deutsche Levante Linie, Hamburg – name unchanged

1914 laid up at Piraeus and later interned

1916 seized by the Allies and allocated to Britain under the auspices of the Shipping Controller

1917 renamed HUNTSCLYDE under the management of Clyde Shipping Co Ltd., Glasgow

18 June 1919 became a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

10 July 1918 2nd Steward Arthur Gurry discharged dead – he is buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sandgate in grave IV C 9

22 January 1919 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

4 May 1919 passed the Lloyds Signal Station on the Lizard sailing west bound

5 September 1919 returned to her Managers – name unchanged

27 March 1920 arrived at Penai Point in the Eastern Black Sea

1921 purchased by F G Reinhold, Danzig and renamed Ostsee

1922 owners became Seereederei GmbH, Danzig and renamed Marmara

1925 owners became Stettiner Dampfer Cie A G (Deutsche Levante Linie, Managers) Stettin – name unchanged

1931 owners now Norddeutscher Lloyd (Deutsche Levante Linie, Managers) Bremen and renamed Albania

1932 sold to USSR and renamed Morzhovets

1933 renamed Krasnogvardeets by USSR owners

31 December 1941 bombed and sunk off Feodosia – later raised but final fate unknown