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Name: JABIRU
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/10/1911
Completed: 11/1911
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 866
Dimensions: 1703grt, 873nrt, 285.0 x 36.1 x 19.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (21.5, 34 & 56 x 42ins), 254nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 128306
History:
11/1911 City of Cork Steam Packet Co Ltd, Cork
1922 British & Continental SS Co Ltd, Liverpool
1933 Scopinich & Monta, Genoa; renamed SABAUDIA
1935 Capt Luigi Monta, Genoa
1936 Dani & C, Genoa
16/04/1941 Sank
Comments: 12/1914: Requisitioned by The Admiralty as a stores carrier
05/1916: Returned to owners
16/04/1941: Sank after being shelled by HMS JERVIS, MOHAWK,
NUBIAN and JANUS off Kerkennah, 34.53N - 09.50E
On a voyage from Naples to Tripoli with munitions


Above photo as JABIRU courtesy of Richard Cox