Requisitioned Auxiliary – Norton







Official Number:                      127424

Laid down:                             

Builder:                                  Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co., Grangemouth

Pennant No:                           Y 3.488

Launched:                              6 December 1907

Into Service:                           1 January 1915

Out of service:                        1918

Fate:                                     Broken up 4q/1933


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:


6 December 1907 launched by Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co., Grangemouth as Yard Nr: 295 named Cornwall but renamed during completion

January 1908 completed as Norton for Furness, Withy & Co Ltd., West Hartlepool

1 January 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged

1921 purchased by Arthur Capel & Co Ltd., Newcastle – name unchanged

1923 purchased by Arnold Bernstein, Hamburg and renamed Johanna

1928 purchased by J Jost GmbH, Flensburg and renamed Justitia

4q of 1933 arrived Flensburg for demolition by Flensburger SbG