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Name: KIRRIEMOOR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/01/1897
Completed: 02/1897
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 321
Dimensions: 3291grt, 2109nrt, 326.2 x 47.1 x 23.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 64 x 42ins), 278nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 106613
History:
02/1897 W Runciman & Co, Newcastle
1916 Bont Shipping Co Ltd (David Owen & Co), Newcastle
1917 Bont Shipping Co Ltd (David Owen & Co), London
1917 Renamed BONTNEWYDD
05/10/1917 Sank
Comments: 05/10/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by KuK submarine U28
when 60 miles NNE of Marsa Susa at 33.53N 22.19E.
On a voyage from Marseille to Karachi in ballast.


Above photo shows KIRRIEMOOR at het Dok, Harlingen in 1907 and is courtesy of Fokke Sytema