british PSS Kylemore ? [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose war
type netlayer
propulsion paddle-steam
date built 1897
is nickname no
live live
weight (tons) 319  grt
dimensions 61.1 x 7.3 x 2.3 m
material steel
engine steam reciprocating
power 93  n.h.p.
speed 15  knots
yard no. 405
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 21/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
Russell & Co. Ltd., Greenock
engine by
Rankin & Blackmore, Greenock
last owner
[1]Williamson - Buchanan Steamers, Glasgow
PSS Kylemore ? [+1940]
period 1908 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Glasgow & South Western Railway Co., Glasgow
SS Vulcan
period 1904 ~ 1908
[3]Hastings, St. Leonards and Eastbourne Steamboat Co.
SS Britannia
period 1897 ~ 1904
[4]Williamson John - Turbine Steamers, Glasgow
SS Kylemore
period 1897 ~ 1897
about the wreck
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war grave
 Stuart Cameron,
entered by Slaats Martien
entered 21/01/2007
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 23/01/2013
[1] Jan Lettens01/10/2009
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Jan Lettens01/10/2009

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Jackson Andy22/07/2011

Dived by Scarborough Sub Aqua Club in July 2011, this is a conventional steam coaster with a propeller. The section from engine room to bow is completely upside down with the stem post vertical. It is possible to swim into the bow through a very large hole in it and back out again through missing plates on the other side. This section is just a large empty shell that is silted up.

The engine room is completely smashed to pieces, not possible to determine the number of cylinders from the pile of bits on the sea bed. One boiler 80% buried, so no furnaces seen. Maybe aft engine as not far from the engine is the stern, again very smashed with the prop shaft vertical with what remains of the propeller on it, blades smashed off.

This ship is likely to have taken a torpedo in the engine room and has met a very violent end. Definitely not a paddle steamer!

Hennessey Paul27/05/2013

The wreck at the above position is infact that of the paddle steamer HMS Kylemore. Anyone finding themselves onthe site of a steamer i should imagine has inadvertantly been dropped on the wreck of the SS Sitona, wreck No 9259 which lies just to the north. A point to mention, the book "The shipwrecks off North Norfolk" have the Kylemore down at position 53 06 00N 001 17 62E. According to the UKHO records this is the site of the Westland, wreck No 9237, position 53 05 975N 001 17 692E.

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Jan Lettens21/08/2011On August 21st, 1940 the requisitioned Paddlesteamer PSS Kylemore, converted to a netlayer by the Admiralty, was bombed and sunk by German aircraft.
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