Requisitioned Auxiliary – Wearsider

 Official Number:                      133579

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Charles Rennoldson & Co, South Shields

Launched:                               24  July 1915

Pennant No:                            D 6120 / Y 8.110

Into Service:                            11 October 1915

Out of service:                         16 January 1919

Fate:                                       19 December 1925


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:


2 July 1915 launched by Charles Rennoldson & Co, South Shields as Yard Nr: 171 named WEARSIDER for ‘T’ Steam Coasters Ltd., Newcastle

October 1915 completed

11 October 1915 requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as an Expeditionary Force Transport on the Littlehampton cross -Channel service – name unchanged until 7 November 1918

8 November 1918 served as a Store Carrier on joining the Admiralty Salvage Service until 15 January 1919

16 January 1919 returned to her owners – name unchanged

5 October 1920 while berthed in Great Yarmouth Harbour discharging cargo was struck on the starboard side amidships suffering damage to the bulwalks, wash ports and belting by the steam drifter Moss (Source the Lloyds Casualty Reports published in the Times Newspaper)

19 December 1925 sailed Perth for Lynn with a cargo of potatoes and foundered in the North Sea 7 miles W Coquet Island with the loss of all hands