Requisitioned Auxiliary – Lincairn


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Official Number:                       119587

Pennant Nr:                     Y 3.543

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Middleton, West Hartlepool

Launched:                               17 May 1904

Into Service:                            9 March 1915

Out of service:                         27 May 1916 mined 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:


17 May 1904 launched by Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Middleton, West Hartlepool as Yard Nr: 272 named Lincairn for “Lincluden” Steamship Co Ltd (Wm C Bacon, Manager) Manchester

July 1904 completed

9 March 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier – name unchanged

1916 purchased by Hopeside Steamship Co Ltd., (Charlton, McAllum & Co Ltd., Managers) Newcastle – name unchanged

27 May 1916 struck a mine laid by the German submarine UC-10 on 13 May 1916 and sank in the North Sea 8 miles N x E from Shipwash Light Vessel in position 52.08N 01.42E while on passage from the Tyne to Gibraltar with a cargo of coal