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Name: PORT KEMBLA
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/07/1910
Completed: 09/1910
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 439
Dimensions: 4700grt, 2990nrt, 400.6 x 52.7 x 26.2ft
Engines: Q4cyl (25, 36, 52 & 76 x 51ins), 590nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 129131
History:
09/1910 Anglo-Australasian SN Co Ltd (W Milburn & Co), London
1914 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London
18/09/1917 Sank
Comments: 18/09/1917: Sank after being mined off Cape Farewell, New Zealand
On a voyage from Melbourne to London with frozen meat and lead.
Mine laid by SMS WOLF on 27/06/1917.