Requisitioned Auxiliary – Uganda (2)

 

Uganda 2

 

Uganda 2

 

Official Number:                       121258

Laid down:

Builder:                                   A Stephen & Son, Linthouse, Glasgow

Pennant No:                            Y 3.1468

Launched:                               29 August 1905

Into Service:                            2 April 1915

Out of service:                         8 March 1918

Fate:                                      Torpedoed & sunk 8 March 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:

 

29 August 1905 launched by A Stephen & Son, Glasgow as Yard Nr: 411 named Uganda for Steamship Uganda Co Ltd., Glasgow (Maclay & McIntyre, Managers) Glasgow

September 1905 completed

1 January 1910 sailed Wallaroo

12 January 1910 sailed Fremantle for Natal

4 February 1910 arrived at Durban

14 March 1910 at Liverpool Captain John Marchbanks discharged dead – pneumonia

26 April 1910 arrived at Monte Video from Liverpool

9 May 1913 sailed Rio de Janerio for New Orleans

19 June 1913 sailed Norfolk for Glasgow

10 September 1913 sailed Monte Video for St Lucia

18 January 1914 at Zarate, Argentina 2nd Engineer Officer James Andrew discharged dead – drowned

26 March 1914 sailed Geelong for a UK port

10 May 1914 at sea Steward Stephen Hill discharged dead – pneumonia

21 February 1915 at Rotterdam Fireman & Trimmer Alfred Allison discharged dead – drowned

2 April 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Expeditionary Force Transport name unchanged until 14 August 1915

1 September 1916 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying MT in the Mediterranean until 6 October 1916 and was then temporarily released

16 February 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 16 March 1917

17 March 1917 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from the United States until 26 May 1917

27 May 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 2 July 1917

3 July 1917 re-deployed on Italian Government Service carrying steel and oats until 4 October 1917

5 October 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 19 January 1918

20 January 1918 re-deployed as an Expeditionary Force Transport carrying MT between Marseilles and Basra and Rgypt until …

8 March 1918 torpedoed and sunk by the Austrian submarine U-28 (Zdenko Hudecek) in the Mediterranean 32 miles NE ¾ E Linosa in position 36.18N 13.15E on passage from Alexandria to London with a cargo of cotton and cotton seed with the loss of one life