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Name: KARA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/10/1889
Completed: 12/1889
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 144
Dimensions: 2338grt, 1507nrt, 390.1 x 39.9 x 19.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (22.5, 36.5 & 60 x 39ins), 239nhp
Engines by: Blair & Co (Ltd), Stockton-on-Tees
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 96669
History:
12/1889 Mercantile SS Co Ltd, London
1912 London & Paris Steamship Co Ltd (FC Strick & Co Ltd), London
10/07/1916 Sank
Comments: 10/07/1916: Sunk by a mine near Pakefield Gat Buoy
On a voyage from Rouen for South Shields in ballast
Mine was laid by U-Boat UC6 on same day


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox