british Cairns, Young & Noble - Cairn Line SS Cairnmona [+1939]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1918
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weight (tons) 4666  grt
dimensions 118.9 x 16.2 x 7.62 m
engine Steam triple expansion engine.
power 550  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 30/10/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.3rank: 665
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Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
Cairns, Young & Noble - Cairn Line, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
captain Fairley, Fred Wilkinson
no. of crew 45
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entered 23/04/2006
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Cairnmona was built in 1918 for CAIRN LINE OF STEAMSHIPS LTD. She was on route from MONTREAL and HALIFAX for TYNE and LEITH carrying a general cargo, wheat, copper and grain when she was torpedoed by U-13 and sunk. 3 crew lost.
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Cairns, Young & Noble - Cairn Line, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

From 1892 onwards, Cairns, Young & Noble) became known as Cairn Line of Steamships Ltd. In 1892 taken over by Furness Withy, but kept the same name.
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 Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
The yard had a number of owners until 1880 when Robert Foster set up a limited liability company with the Sunderland name. The yard made cargo-liners, steel colliers and tramps before moving into tankers in the mid 1880s. - - In the following decades a number of passenger/cargo liners were built. In 1903 the Admiral l'Hermite was launched form the yard: it was one of the largest ever made there. - - In the 1914 Directory: Listed as Iron Ship Builders of South Docks, Sunderland. A number of tramps were made up to World War I. During the war itself, eleven ships and 19 small naval craft were built of which two were gunboats. After building a cargo-liner and a few further tramps before the freight slump of the early 1920s. - - In 1923 no launches were made during 1923 and the yard stopped trading. The yard was demolished during the Depression years.

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