Requisitioned Auxiliary – Venetia

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Official Number:                       108701

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Builder:                                   Short Bros Ltd., Pallion Yard, Sunderland

Pennant No:                    Y 3.555

Launched:                               21 November 1897

Into Service:                            26 October 1915

Out of service:                         9 December 1917

Fate:                                      9 December 1917  torpedoed and sunk

 

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Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW1 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:

 

22 November 1897 launched by Short Bros Ltd., Pallion Yard, Sunderland as Yard Nr: 265 named Venetia for “Venetia” Steamship Co Ltd.,  (Gow Harrison & Co, Managers) Glasgow

February 1898 completed

26 October 1915 requisitioned for Admiralty service as a collier – name unchanged – until  13 January 1916

14 January 1916 re-deployed as a Transport carrying sugar until 5 April 1916

6 April 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 10 May 1916

11 May 1916 re-deployed as a Transport carrying sugar until 25 July 1916

26 July 1916 re-deployed as a collier until 8 November 1916

15 September 1916 at Mikindani Bay alongside HMS PRINCESS supplying bunker coal

17 September 1916 sailed from Mikindani Bay

19 September 1916 anchored in Mikindani Bay

26 March 1917 re-deployed as a collier until 30 April 1917

1 May 1917 re-deployed as a Transport carrying wheat from the United States until 22 July 1917

23 July 1917 re-deployed as a collier until

9 December 1917 torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine UB-75 (Franz Walther) in the North Sea 3 miles NNW Whitby Rock buoy in position 54.32N 00.39W while outbound from the River Tyne with a cargo of coal

18 December 1917 accepted as being a Constructive Total Loss