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Name: PORT PIRIE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/07/1907
Completed: 09/1907
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 420
Dimensions: 5162grt, 3318nrt, 380.3 x 49.0 x 25.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 74 x 48ins), 435nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 125615
History:
09/1907 Anglo-Australasian Steam Navigation Co Ltd (W Milburn & Co), London
1914 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London
1915 Glasgow Steam Shipping Co Ltd (J Black & Co), Glasgow
1915 Renamed KELVINBRAE
1920 Romney Steamship Co Ltd (Fawcett, Coverdale & Co), London
1924 Renamed DARNLEY
1925 Britain Steamship Co Ltd (Watts, Watts & Co), London; renamed LALEHAM
31/03/1926 Sank
Comments: 31/03/1926: Foundered in the North Atlantic at 39.06N - 55.18W after springing a leak
On a voyage from San Antonio, Chile to Ipswich with a cargo of barley


Above photo as PORT PIRIE copyright of Allan Green