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Name: YARROWDALE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 03/05/1912
Completed: 06/1912
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 178
Dimensions: 4652grt, 2914nrt, 390.2 x 52.0 x 26.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 68 x 48ins), 429nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133049
History:
06/1912 Mackill SS Co Ltd (R Mackill & Co), Glasgow
01/1917 Imperial German Navy; renamed LEOPARD
16/03/1917 Sank
Comments: 11/12/1916: Captured by SMS MWE when 540 miles SE of Cape Race on a
voyage from New York to Le Havre
09/01/1917: Converted & commissioned as an auxilliary cruiser
Armed with 5 x 150mm & 4 x 88mm guns, 2 x torpedo tubes
16/03/1917: Sunk by HMS ACHILLES and HMS DUNDEE north of the Faroe
Islands in position 64.54N 00.22E