Requisitioned Auxiliary – Larchwood

 

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Official Number:                       128803

Pennant Nr:                     Y 3.211

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Builder:                                   J Harkess & Son, Middlesbrough

Launched:                               24 January 1910

Into Service:                            11 August 1914

Out of service:                         4 January 1916

Fate:                                      4 January 1916 sunk after collision

 

 

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Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:

 

24 January 1910 launched by J Harkness & Son., Middlesborough as Yard Nr: 180 named Larchwood for Meteor Steamship Co Ltd., (Constantine & Donking, Managers) Middlesborough

February 1910 completed

11 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier – name unchanged

14 January 1916 sank after a collision with ss Argus 3 miles S x E Bull Point while on passge from Penarth with a cargo of coal