Requisitioned Auxiliary – Jessie


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Official Number:                      88910

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Wm. Gray & Co Ltd., West Hartlepool

Launched:                              6 August 1891

Pennant No:                           Y 7.114

Into Service:                           7 August 1914

Out of service:                        6 June 1916

Fate:                                     16 June 1917 torpedoed & 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:

6 August 1891 launched by Wm. Gray & Co Ltd., West Hartlepool as Yard Nr: 425 named Jessie for C Neilsen & Sons, Hartlepool

September 1891 completed

7 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Collier – name unchanged – until 6 June 1916

16 June 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-82 (Hans Adam) in the Atlantic 260 miles W ½ S Bishop Rock while on passage from Alexandria to Hull with a cargo of cotton seed. There were no casualties