Requisitioned Auxiliary – Lockwood 1


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Official Number:                       109237

Pennant Nr:                     Y 3.27

Builder:                           Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd, Stockton

Launched:                               21 December 1899

Into Service:                            5 January 1916

Out of service:                         2 April 1915

Fate:                                      2 April 1915 torpedoed 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:

21 December 1899 launched by Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd., Stockton as Yard Nr: 68 named Lockwood for Jospeh Constantine (Constantine & Pickering, Managers) Middlesborough

February 1900 completed

2 September 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged

10 March 1915 until 29 March 1915 off hire

2 April 1915 captured and torpedoed by German Submarine U-24 in the English Channel 25 miles SW of Start Point while on passage from Barry with a cargo of coal