british Henderson P. & Co. - British & Burmese S. S. Co. - Albion Line) SS Kemmendine (+1940)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1924
weight (tons) 7837  grt
dimensions 138.32 x 18.04 x -- m
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 14 
speed 13.5  knots
yard no. 1153
IMO/Off. no. 147892
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cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 13/07/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
Henderson P. & Co. - British & Burmese S. S. Co. - Albion Line), Glasgow
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Allen Tony13/07/2009Kemmendine SS was a British Passenger/Cargo Steamer of 7,837 tons built in 1924 by William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, Yard No 1153 for the British & Burmese SN Co. & Burmah SS Co. (P.Henderson), Glasgow. She was powered by a steam single screw engine giving 14 knots. Built for the Glasgow - Burma service.

On the 13th July 1940 she was sunk by auxillary cruiser ATLANTIS about 700 miles south of Ceylon as she made her way to Rangoon. The raider picked up the ships passengers and crew after initial shelling, then finished her off. They were then transferred to two ships, the TIRRANNA; she was later sunk by HMS TUNA with the loss of 31 lives. The others went on board the Yugoslav ship DURMITOR, but she grounded near Mogadishu. After being refloated the prisoners were taken to Kismayu where they remained until liberated by the British.
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 Denny W. & Bros. Ltd., Dumbarton
Very famous builder from Dumbarton, established in 1840. Closed down in 1960. The elephant is symbol for the company's strength.
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