Requisitioned Auxiliary – Nottingham


Ss Nottingham



Official Number:                      96249

Laid down:

Builder:                                  C.S Swan & Hunter, Wallsend as Yard

Pennant No:                           Y 8.22

Launched:                              13 March 1891

Into Service:                           12 October 1914

Out of service:                        January 1919

Fate:                                     1935 Broken up


Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


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:



13 March 1891 launched by C.S Swan & Hunter, Wallsend as Yard Nr: 164 named Nottingham for Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway Co., Grimsby

May 1891 completed for her owners’ Grimsby – Hamburg service

1 August 1897 owners became Great Central Railway Co – name unchanged and transferred to the Grimsby – Rotterdam service

12 October 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a stores carrier – name unchanged

19 February 1915 at 56.06N 7.5 W challenged by HMS ESKIMO and allowed to proceed

16 July 1916 commissioned as HMS NOTTS

January 1919 after refurbishment was returned to her owners and her name was reverted to Nottingham

1 January 1923 owners became London & North Eastern Railway co., Goole – name unchanged

1935 broken up at Preston by T W Ward Ltd.