Requisitioned Auxiliary – Teeswood


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Official Number:                     86492

Pennant No:                         

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Builder:                                 Short Bros Ltd, Pallion Yard, Sunderland

Launched:                             16 October 1882

Into Service:                           1914

Out of service:                        19 September 1914

Fate:                                     Sunk as a block ship



Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships acquired by the Admiralty during WW1 for use as a Block Ship


Career Data:

16 October 1882 launched by Short Bros Ltd., Pallion Yard, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 127 named Britannia for United Kingdom Steamship Co Ltd., Cardiff

October 1882 completed

1892 purchased by A/S Westwood (Chr, Klaveness, Manager) Christianna (Oslo) and renamed Westwood

30 May 1894 arrived at Gibraltar

27 October 1894 in the River Thames in collision with the steamer Netley Abbey causing her damage to her davits and some of her upper works

14 October 1895 arrived at Gravesend for berthing at the Surrey Commerical Dock from Archangle

13 April 1896 arrived at Gibraltar

25 August 1898 arrived Gravesend for the Surrey Commerical Dock from Kovda

6 September 1900 arrived Gravesend from Archangle

31 January 1902 sailed Blyth

1907 purchased by W Holby – name unchanged

1913 purchased by Constantine & Pickering Steamship Co (Wm. Pickering, Manager), Middlesborough and renamed Teeswood

1914 purchased by the Admiralty for use as a Block Ship

19 September 1914 scuttled at Scapa Flow as part of No: 2 Barrier in Skerry Sound between Glims Holm & Lamb Holm Islands in position 58°32.02N 02°53.50W

1924 scrapped by East Coast Salvage Company – her propeller can be seen at low water