Requisitioned Auxiliary – Reindeer

 

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Official Number:                       105848

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Builder:                                   J Priestman & Co. Southwick, Sunderland

Launched:                               9 June 1896

Pennant No:                             Y 3.558 / 1522

Into Service:                           18 December 1915

Out of service:                         15 November 1916

Fate:                                      15 November 1916 reported missing

 

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

Career Data:

 

9 June 1896 launched by J Priestman & Co. Southwick, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 60 named Reindeer for Reindeer Steamship Ltd., (Jackson Bros & Cory, Managers), London

July 1896 completed

18 December 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged – until 10 July 1916 during which the ship was on off pay voyages between 10 January 1916 & 1 February 1916, between 24 April 1916 & 20 May 1916 and between 12 June 1916 & 10 July 1916

11 July 1916 re-deployed as a Transport on French Government Service carrying steel between UK/France until 15 November 1916

15 November 1916 posted missing after passing the Downs enroute to Middlesborough