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Name: KENMARE
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/01/1895
Completed: 24/04/1895
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 306
Dimensions: 1346grt, 449nrt, 983dwt, 264.5 x 35.6 x 16.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (28, 44 & 72 x 48ins), 450nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 15.3knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 104278
History:
24/04/1895 City of Cork Steam Packet Co Ltd, Cork
02/03/1918 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 82 x 1st & 32 x 2nd Class passengers
Contract Price 36583; Loss 431-19s-11d
27/06/1915: When between Ardmore & Capel Island, outpaced an attacking U-Boat
21/11/1917: Attacked by a U-Boat in the Irish Sea, but the torpedo missed
18/12/1917: In the Irish Sea when chased by a U-Boat, but drove it off with gunfire
02/03/1918: Torpedoed & sunk by a U-Boat, 25 miles NW Skerries, Anglesey
On a voyage from Liverpool to Cork carrying general cargo. 29 people died.