Requisitioned Auxiliary – Reynolds

 

Reynolds

 

Reynolds 

 

Official Number:                     108340

Pennant No:                  Y 3.973

Laid down:

Builder:                                     J L Thompson & Sons, North Sands, Sunderland

Launched:                               20 January 1898

Into Service:                            31 October 1915

Out of service:                         26 April 1917

Fate:                              Torpedoed and sunk 26 April 1917

 

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:

20 January 1898 launched by J L Thompson & Sons, North Sands, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 359 named Reynolds for Bolton Steam Shipping Co Ltd., (F Bolton & Co., Managers), London

25 January 1898 the Lloyds List newspaper reported …

 

25 1 1898 Lloyds List Reynolds

 

April 1898 completed

8 August 1914 at sea at 20°64N 39°08W stopped by HMS GLASGOW, checked and allowed to proceed

 

HMS GLASGOW

HMS GLASGOW

 

20 September 1914 at sea at 58°02N 6°00W stopped by HMS ALSATIAN, checked and allowed to proceed

14 November 1914 at sea off Abrolhos Rocks stopped by HMS ORAMA, checked and allowed to proceed

31 October 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged – until 26 February 1916

1916 purchased by Britain Steamship Co Ltd., (Watts, Watts & Co Ltd., Managers) London and renamed Chertsey

28 April 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 1 June 1916

8 August 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 29 August 1916

2 November 1916 re-deployed as a collier

19 February 1917 off pay voyage until 30 March 1917

26 April 1917 to torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC-67 (Karl Neumann) in the Mediterranean 4 miles N Algiers in position 36°52N 03°05W while on passage from the Tyne to Port Said with a cargo of coal