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Name: KIRNWOOD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/10/1927
Completed: 01/1928
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 487
Dimensions: 3741grt, 2272nrt, 366.5 x 52.5 x 22.0ft; (1935: 3829grt, 2357nrt, 389.6ft)
Engines: T3cyl (22.5, 37 & 61.5 x 45ins), 334nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 147794
History:
01/1928 Joseph Constantine Steamship Line Ltd, Middlesbrough
10/12/1941 Sank
Comments: 1935: Lengthened & fitted with a maierform bow
10/12/1941: Torpedoed & sunk 500 miles south of Iceland


Above photo copyright of John Clarkson

Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox