Requisitioned Auxiliary – Indian Transport





Official Number:                      127456 

Laid down:

Builder:                                     Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd., Howdon-on-Tyne

Pennant No:                            Y3.467

Launched:                               15 March 1910

Into Service:                            1914

Out of service:                         1918

Fate:                                          17 April 1940 torpedoed 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:

15 March 1910 launched by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd., Howden-on-Tyne as Yard Nr: 169 named Indian Transport for Empire Transport Co Ltd., (Houlder Bros. & Co Ltd.,Managers) London

May 1910 completed

10 May 1910 Lloyds List newspaper reported


10 5 1910 Lloyds List Indian Transport


3 April 1911 at 23°02S 156°18E Seaman Fred Golder discharged dead from enteric fever

15 May 1911 the Newcastle Herald and Miners Advocate (a New South Wales, Australia newspaper) reported – 

15 5 1911 Newcastle Herald Indian Transport


14 March 1914 off Brazil Fireman Johan Klud discharged dead from a fractured skull

1914 requisitioned for Admiralty Service as a collier – name unchanged

6 December 1914 at Port Said

27 December 1914 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMS CANOPUS supplying 1,100 tons of bunker coal

31 December 1914 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMS INFLEXIBLE supplying 1,420 tons of bunker coal

14 January 1915 at Abrolhos Rocks alongside HMS VINDICTIVE supplying 455 tons of bunker coal





20 January 1915 arrived at Abrolhos Rocks sailing later the same day

2 March 1916 at New York Fireman Robert Swan discharged dead having drowned

13 October 1916 while on passage from Buenos Aires to Antofagasta sighted by HMS ORAMA off English Bank

29 July 1917 anchored at Sechura Bay

30 July 1917 off Sechura Bay towed a larget for HMS AVOCA to use as target practice for her 6″ guns

30 August 1917 at San Nicholas Bay, Peru berthed alongside HMS OTRANTO discharging Naval stores to her

30 November 1917 at Callao Bay Chief Engineer Officer Simeon Edwin Lowe discharged dead discharged dead having drowned

1918 returned to her owners

10 October 1920 at 34°26S 52°45W met HMS YARMOUTH




23 June 1924 at La Plata on board Able Seaman Benjamin Evans discharged dead from injuries sustained from an accidental fall

1930 purchased by Livanos Maritime CO Ltd., (Livanos Bros. Managers) Piraeus and renamed NAGOS

1934 purchased by Mrs P G Andreadi Chios and renamed THETIS A

1937 owner became G F Andreadi Chios – name unchanged

17 April 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-52 in position 47.40N 13.20W while on passage from Rosario to Limerick with a cargo of grain. There was a loss of 9 of her crew of 29