Requisitioned Auxiliary – Linkmoor

 

 

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Official Number:                       136681

Pennant Nr:                     Y 3.658

Laid down:

Builder:                                   J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, West Yard, South Shields

Launched:                               9 April 1914

Into Service:                            1 June 1915

Out of service:                         20 September 1915

Fate:                                      20 September 1915 captured 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:

 

9 April 1914 launched by J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, West Yard, South Shields as Yard Nr: 441 named Linkmoor for Moor Line Ltd (W. Runciman & Co Ltd., Managers), Newcastle

10 April 1914 the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer newspaper reported …

 

10 4 1914 Yorkshire Post Leeds Intelligencer Linkmoor

 

May 1914 completed

1 June 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Collier – name unchanged

15 August 1915 at Port Mudros alongside HMS CHATHAM supplying 522 tons of bunker coal

 

HMS CHATHAM

HMS CHATHAM

 

16 August 1915 and 17 August 1915 at Port Mudros alongside HMS GLORY supplying 420 tons of bunker coal

 

HMS Glory

HMS GLORY

20 September 1915 captured by German submarine U-35 and sunk by gun fire in the Mediterranean 50 miles W of Cape Matapan, Greece in position 36°16N 21°01E while on passage from Lemnos Islands to Malta carrying coal