Requisitioned Auxiliary – Nugget





Official Number:                       96070

Builder:                                  Scotts Bowling, Bowling

Launched:                              17 May 1889

Pennant No:                           Y4 38

Into Service:                           23 July 1915

Out of service:                        31 July 1915

Fate:                                     31 July 1915 captured and sunk by gun fire


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:


17 May 1889 launched by Scotts Bowling, Bowling as Yard Nr 74 named NUGGET for Wm Robertson, Glasgow                                      

June 1889 completed as a coaster

18 June 1889 registered at Glasgow

23 July 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Fleet Messenger, name unchanged.

31 July 1915 stopped by U-28 in position 49.05 N 06.58 W when 45 miles SW of the Scilly Isles while on passage to the Dardanelles and sunk by gunfire. No casualties