Requisitioned Auxiliary – Magdeburg

 

 

Magdeburg 10

Magdeburg 10

 

Official Number:                      129306

Laid down:                              

Builder:                                  Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co., Grangemouth

Launched:                              12 April 1910

Pennant No:                           Y 3.733

Into Service:                            29 May 1915

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                      Wrecked 23 December 1930. Caught fire & burnt out 22 March 1931

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: –

 

Background Data:  One of several ships requisitioned by the Admiralty for service during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:

 

12 April 1910 launched by Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co., Grangemouth as Yard Nr: 320 named Magdeburg for Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co Ltd., (James Currie & Co., Managers) Leith

June 1910 completed

20 December 1910 arrived Dunkirk

24 December 1910 arrived Ymuiden

15 June 1911 passed St Catherine’s Point sailing east bound

27 September 1914 off the Tagus River challenged by HMS ARGONAUT and allowed to proceed

HMS Argonaut

HMS ARGONAUT

29 May 1915 requisitioned as a Collier – name unchanged until 14 August 1916

15 August 1916 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport until 25 August 1916

26 August 1916 re-deployed as a Collier until 14 July 1917

15 July 1917 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying ammunition empties until 26 July 1917

27 July 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 1918

17 October 1917 and 18 October 1917 at Dover alongside HMS ATTENTIVE supplying full stowage of bunker coal

1929 sold to Rederi A/B Lucy (D H Dalgren, Manager) Helsingborg and renamed Lucy

23 December 1930 wrecked on Kedler Steel, 1½ miles SE Kettleness, north of Whitby, while on passage from Grangemouth to Bordeaux with a cargo of pitch

22 March 1931 the wreck caught fire and was burnt out

 

Notes

 

 Collier Pennant Nr: subsequently allocated to Shadwell