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Name: LORD KELVIN
Type: Cable Ship
Launched: 27/07/1915
Completed: 03/1916
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 968
Dimensions: 2641grt, 1306nrt, 316.6 x 41.2 x 22.7ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (17, 28.5 & 48 x 33ins), 380nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 139123
History:
03/1916 Anglo-American Telephone Co Ltd, London
1963 Transatlantic Cables Ltd, London
07/01/1967 Broken up
Comments: 07/01/1967: Broken up at La Spezia


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above 2 photos courtesy of Photoship

Above: Dressed overall. Probable at the end of WW1 as she is wearing "dazzle paint"