Requisitioned Auxiliary – Remus






Official Number:                       122967

Pennant No:                     Y 3.685

Laid down:

Builder:                                   J Fullerton & Co., Paisley

Launched:                               12 October 1908

Into Service:                            7 May 1915

Out of service:                         23 February 1918

Fate:                                      Torpedoed and sunk 23 February 1918


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:


12 October 1908 launched by J Fullerton & Co., Paisley as Yard Nr: 202 named Remus for Geoffrey B Wadsworth, Goole

November 1908 completed

6 September 1910 at Hull 1st Mate William Rockett discharged dead from Erysipelas

7 May 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged – until …

23 February 1918 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-59 (Herbert Lefholz) in the Atlantic 6 miles SSW Copinsay, Orkney in position 58°50N 02°42W while on passage from Longhope, Orkney with the loss of 5 lives who have no graves other than that of the sea. The names of those lost are recorded with pride on the Tower Hill Memorial


copied with permission courtesy of Brian Watson