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Name: IRISHGATE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/03/1965
Completed: 01/05/1965
Builder: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 278
Dimensions: 800grt, 441nrt, 950dwt, 200.8 x 32.3 x 12.6ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SA, 8cyl (8.75 x 11.5in), 450bhp
Engines by: Blackstone & Co Ltd, Stamford
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 305788
History:
05/1965 Hull Gates Shipping Co Ltd (SF Craggs & Co Ltd), Hull
1974 JR Rix & Sons Ltd. Hull; renamed JEMRIX
1984 Highseas Ltd (JR Rix & Sons), Hull
1985 Jemrix Shipping Co Ltd (JR Rix & Sons), Hull & Nassau
1994 Scania Navigation Corporation, Nassau; renamed KATHLEEN D
07/01/1996 Sank
Comments: 1986: Lengthened to 71.5m, 843gt
07/01/1996: Sank in the Gulf of Mexico, 150 miles west of Tampa
On a voyage from Mobile to Port Esquivel with a cargo of sulphate


Above photo as IRISHGATE courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as JEMRIX copyright of Charlie Hill