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Name: KITTIWAKE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/07/1919
Completed: 08/1919
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1080
Dimensions: 1896grt, 982nrt, 290.3 x 42.5 x 18.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (20.5, 34 & 56 x 42ins), 318nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Reg Number: 135724
History:
08/1919 Cork Steamship Co Ltd, Cork
1922 British & Continental Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool
1935 J Patrick & Co Ltd, Sydney NSW; renamed CARDROSS
14/12/1940 Sank
Comments: 14/12/1940: Sank while under tow after a collision with FIONA
10 miles SE of Botany Bay in position 34.07S - 151.32E
On a voyage from Sydney to Melbourne carrying general cargo


Above photo as KITTIWAKE courtesy of Colin Leonard

Above photo as CARDROSS copyright of Allan C Green

Above photo as CARDROSS copyright of Allan C Green