Requisitioned Auxiliary – Nitrogen


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Official Number:                      132677

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Builder:                                  Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields

Pennant No:                           Y 7.145

Launched:                              1912

Into Service:                           18 September 1916

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                     unknown


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:

1912 launched by Hepple & Co Ltd., South Shields as Yard Nr: 622 named Nitrogen for Burt, Boulton & Haywood Ltd., London

March 1912 completed

18 September 1916 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an oiler – name unchanged – at a daily rate of hire at £5.00 until 2 May 1917

5 August 1917 re-deployed as an oiler at a daily rate of hire of £6 until 15 February 1918

13 May 1918 redeployed as an oiler

1927 ships articles are known to exist for this ship for the years 1912, 1913, 1916, 1918 to 1924 and 1926 to 1927 and are held in the Maritime History Archive of the Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada


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