Requisitioned Auxiliary – Largo

 

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Official Number:                        129750

Pennant Nr:                      Y 3.80 

Laid down:

Builder:                                    S.P. Austin & Son Ltd, Wear Dock, Sunderland

Launched:                                23 March 1910

Into Service:                             6 August 1914

Out of service:                          27 February 1918

Fate:                                       27 February 1918 torpedoed and sunk

 

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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:

 

23 March 1910 launched by S.P. Austin & Son Ltd., Wear Dock, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 253 named Largo for Pelton Steamship Co Ltd., Newcastle

28 March 1910 the Lloyds List newspaper reported …

 

28 3 1910 Lloyds List Largo

 

April 1910 completed

6 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged

22 February 1915 at Scapa Flow alongside HMS DONEGAL supplying 560 tons of bunker coal

 

HMS DONEGAL

HMS DONEGAL

 

4 February 1916 at Scapa Flow alongside HMS ANTRIM supplying 420 tons of bunker coal

 

HMS ANTRIM

HMS ANTRIM

 

26 September 1916 to 28 September 1916 at Busta Voe alongside HMS OTWAY supplying 843 tons of bunker coal

29 September 1916 and 30 September 1916 at Busta Voe alongside HMS OROTAVA supplying 1,412 tons of bunker coal

29 October 1916 at Busta Voe alongside HMS MOTAGUA supplying 692 tons of bunker coal

27 February 1918 torpedoed and sunk 12 miles west of the Calf of Man by the German submarine UB-105 while on passage from Barry to Scapa Flow with a cargo of coal