Requisitioned Auxiliary – Nascent


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Official Number:                      137247

Builder:                                  J Prietman & Co, Southwick, Sunderland

Pennant No:                           Y 3.1427

Launched:                              5 November 1914

Into Service:                           27 October 1916

Out of service:                        25 August 1917

Fate:                                      25 August 1917 torpedoed & sunk


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Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty just after WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA


Career Data:

5 November 1914 launched by J Prietman & Co., Southwick, Sunderland as Yard No: 248 named Nascent for James Westoll, Sunderland

January 1915 completed

11 April 1915 berthed at Liverpool from Buenos Aires

9 July 1915 arrived Buenos Aires from Newport, South Wales

7 August 1915 sailed Buenos Aires for London

24 November 1915 arrived at New York from Savona

27 October 1916 requisitioned for service as a Transport carrying wheat from the River Plate area – name unchanged – until 22 January 1917

23 January 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 15 May 1917

31 March 1917 arrived at Simons Bay, South Africa later sailing the same day

16 May 1917 re-deployed as a transport carrying sugar from Java until …

25 August 1917 torpedoed and sunk in the Noth Atlantic by the German submarine UC-49 (Karl Petri)  27 miles S of Bishop Rock in position 49°32N 06°25W when on passage from Tegal and Dakar to Hull carrying a general cargo with the loss of six lives