Requisitioned Auxiliary – Lumina 1


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Official Number:                       137471 

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd., Deptford Yard, Sunderland

Launched:                               14 May 1915

Pennant No:                    Y 7.95

Into Service:                            19 August 1915

Out of service:                         6 November 1915

Fate:                                      Sunk


Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


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


Career Data:


14 May 1915 launched by Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd., Deptford Yard, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 654 named Lumina for Lumina Steamship Co Ltd., (H.E Moss & Co, Managers), Liverpool

August 1915 completed

19 AUgust 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an oiler – name unchanged – at a monthly rental of £4,258 6sh 3d

6 November 1915 while on passage from Tarakan for Valetta, Malta with a cargo of fuel oil she was captured by the German submarine U-35 and sunk by gunfire off Cape Martello, Crete in position 33.04N 25.56E