Requisitioned Auxiliary – Remembrance

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Official Number:                      123966

Laid down:

Builder:                                  R Thompson & Sons, Southwick, Sunderland

Launched:                              9 May 1910

Pennant No:                    Y 3.252

Into Service:                            24 August 1914

Out of service:                         14 August 1916

Fate:                                      14 August 1916 torpedoed and sunk


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:


9 May 1910 launched by R Thompson & Sons, Southwick, Sunderland as Yard Nr. 263 named Remembrance for Freear & Dix Steam Shipping Co Ltd., Sunderland

June 1910 completed

24 August 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged – until 19 November 1915

15 March 1915 at Kupho Islands with HMS WELLAND alongside being supplied with 56 tons of bunker coal also at the same location alongside HMS SAPHIRE supplying bunker coal

3 May 1915 off the Dardenelles entrance to Z Beach (Tenedos North) under enemy fire

4 August 1915 and 5 August 1915 at Kephalo Bay with HMS BEN-MY-CHREE alongside being supplied with 285 tons of bunker coal

HMS Ben my Chree 1915


6 October 1915 at approximately 184 miles E of Malta at 35.46N 18.17E rescued the crew of ss Silverash which had been sunk by the German submarine U-33 (Konrad Gansser) earlier that day. Prior to the ss Silverash being sunk the crew had taken to the life boats

20 November 1915 became a Commissioned Miscellaneous Vessel (Decoy Ship) – also operated as Lammeroo until 14 August 1916

24 February 1916 purchased by Byron Steamship Co Ltd., (M A Embiricos, Manager) London – name unchanged

14 August 1916 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-38 (Max Valentier) north of Paros Island in the Aegean Sea