Requisitioned Auxiliary – Maindy Court


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Official Number:                      139606

Laid down:                              

Builder:                                  J Priestman & Co, Southwick, Sunderland

Launched:                              7 May 1917

Pennant No:                           Y 3.2030

Into Service:                            8 December 1917

Out of service:                         22 December 1917

Fate:                                      Sank after collision 9 May 1937


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

Career Data:


7 May 1917 launched by J Priestman & Co., Southwick, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 260 named Maindy Court for Maindy Shipping Co Ltd., (Jenkins, Richards & Evans Ltd., Managers) Cardiff

July 1917 completed

8 December 1917 requisitioned for service as a Transport carrying wheat from Canada – name unchanged – until 14 February 1918

15 February 1918 re-deployed as a collier until 26 March 1918

27 March 1918 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from Canada until 8 July 1918

1 October 1918 re-deployed as a collier until 9 November 1918

10 November 1918 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from the United States

5 April 1919 sailed Suez for Port Sudan and Port Natal

26 April 1919 arrived at Port Natal

30 May 1919 sailed St Vincent CV for Hull

3 April 1921 at Bremen, Germany  Fireman William Harris discharged dead having drowned

1922 sold to Sir David R Llewellyn Bt (Merrett Bros Ltd., Managers) Cardiff – name unchanged

1924 D R Llewellyn, Merret & Price Cardiff became Managers

18 September 1925 at 12.06N 48 34W Carpenter Charles Philp discharged dead having committed suicide

2 April 1926 at 18.37S 38.45W Fireman & Trimmer James Scott discharged dead from heart failure

1927 J Rattray, Cardiff became Manager

11 April 1931 berthed at Hull from Alexandria

18 April 1931 the Scotsman Newspaper reported …


Press Cutting The Scotsman 18 4 31


1932 sold to Fancott Shipping Co Ltd., (W T & H A Williams Ltd., Managers), London and renamed White Fan

1933 sold to Patteras Bros., Chios and renamed Aegeus

9 May 1937 sank after a collision with the American steamer Nashaba in the North Sea thirty two miles SE Bornholm in position 54.51N 15.53E on passage from Gdynia to Rosario with a cargo of coal. Her crew were rescused by the Nashaba