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Name: KIRKWOOD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/12/1929
Completed: 02/1930
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 570
Dimensions: 2780grt, 306.0 x 44.0ft
Engines: T3cyl
Engines by:
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 161364
History:
02/1930 Wm France, Fenwick & Co Ltd, London
26/04/1930 Sank
Comments: 26/04/1930: Sank after a collision with ss PRESIDENT HARDING when
2 miles west of Elbe No.1 light vessel on a voyage from the Tyne
to Hamburg with a cargo of coal