british SS Lairdscastle [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1924
status
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weight (tons) 1945  grt
dimensions 84.3 x 11.5 x 5.09 m
material steel
engine 1 x 4 cyl. Inverted steam triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power  
speed 14  knots
yard no. 329
IMO/Off. no. 146419
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 04/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Ardrossan
engine by
Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
last owner
[1]Burns & Laird Lines Ltd, Glasgow
SS Lairdscastle [+1940]
period 1930 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 146419
prev. owners
[2]British & Irish Steam Packet Co., Dublin
SS Lady Limerick
period 1924 ~ 1930
IMO/Off. no.: 146419
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 12/03/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 20/07/2013
 
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Allen Tony21/04/2008Lairdscastle SS was a British Passenger/Cargo Vessel of 1,945 tons built in 1924 by Ardrossan Drydock & Shipbuilding Co, Yard No 329 for the British & Irish SN Co., Dublin as the LADY LIMERICK. Engines were by J G Kincaid, Greenock and was a Inverted triple expansion 4crank Single screw 22.5 36 42 42. stroke 39", giving 14 knots. She was Launched for British & Irish Steam Packet Co Ltd. Transfered to Burns & Laird Lines Ltd on the 17th April 1930 she was renamed LAIRDSCASTLE

. On the 4th September 1940 when on passage from Glasgow to Belfast she was in collision with VERNON CITY of Reardon Smith between Cumbraes and Mull of Kintyre and sank three hours later. All 72passengers and 29 crew got clear in ships lifeboats and were picked up by a British Destroyer.
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Allen Tony05/09/2008Lady Limerick SS was launched for British & Irish Steam Packet Co Ltd. Transfered to Burns & Laird Lines Ltd on the 17th April 1930 when she was renamed LAIRDSCASTLE SS. When on passage from Glasgow to Belfast on the 4th September1940 she was in collision with VERNON CITY SS of Reardon Smith between Cumbraes and Mull of Kintyre and sank three hours later. All 72 passengers and 29 crew got clear in ships lifeboats and were picked up by a British Destroyer.
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Burns & Laird Lines Ltd, Glasgow

G. and J. Burns and the Laird Line date back to the origins of regular steamer sailings. Burns and Laird went on to become an institution on Irish Sea routes, surviving until the 1970s
 
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 Kincaid John G. & Co., Greenock
Clark Kincaid Co. Greenock, was originaljy John G. Kincaids Co. Ltd. (Marine Engineers)
 
 
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