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Name: KYLE
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/04/1913
Completed: 05/1913
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 906
Dimensions: 1055grt, 548nrt, 220.0 x 32.3 x 18.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (18.5, 30.5 & 50 x 36ins), 263nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133532
History:
05/1913 Reid Newfoundland Co, St John's, Newfoundland
1924 Government of Newfoundland (Min of Finance & Customs), St John's
1928 Manager Newfoundland Railway
1949 Canadian Government (Min of Transport), St John's
1959 Arctic Shipping Ltd, St John's; renamed ARCTIC EAGLE
1961 Kyle Shipping Ltd, Halifax NS; renamed KYLE
1967 Dominion Metals Salvage Co
1973 Government of Newfoundland
Comments: 1965: Damaged in collision with an iceberg. Taken out of service
1965: Damage assessed as "too expensive to repair"
04/02/1967: Stranded at Harbor Grace by a storm
1967: Assessed as "too expensive to salvage"
1973: Purchased by the provicial government for $4000
Hull subsequently flooded and preserved as a static tourist attraction
1997: Repainted