Requisitioned Auxiliary – Tees


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Official Number:                  132280

Pennant No:                         Y 8.14

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd., Goole 

Launched:                             10 October 1911

Into Service:                           4 October 1914

Out of service:                       7 February 1915

Fate:                                        Sunk by shelling 25 November 1940


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:


10 October 1911 launched by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd., Goole as Yard Nr: 145 named TEES for E P Hutchinson, Hull

November 1911 completed

4 October 1914 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a Stores Carrier – name unchanged

7 February 1915 returned to her owners – name unchanged

1917 purchased by John Harrison Ltd., Hull – name unchanged

1922 purchased by A R Dowell, Greymouth – name unchanged

1924 purchased by Westland Shipping Co Ltd., (J Robertson, Manager) Hull – name unchanged

1940 purchased by Holm & Co Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand and renamed HOLMWOOD

25 November 1940 sunk by shelling from the German surface raiders ORION and KOMET in position 43.44°S 177.30°W while on passage from Chatham Island to Lyttleton carrying 29 crew and passengers