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Name: ARMAGH
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/04/1917
Completed: 10/1917
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 963
Dimensions: 12269grt, 7878nrt, 530.5 x 63.0 x 39.9ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, DR geared, 1719nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140369
History:
10/1917 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd, London
15/12/1923 Wrecked
Comments: 15/12/1923: Wrecked at the mouth of the River Mersey.
Whilst leaving Liverpool, she stranded on Taylors Bank revetment
She broke her back and became a total loss.
She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Brisbane with general cargo
The revetment is a man made underwater wall of rock constructed to improve
water flow and reduce silting in the river.


Above photo copyright of Allan C Green

Above photo courtesy of Gordon Ross

Above photo courtesy of John Crossland

Above photo courtesy of the Ernest G Best Collection

Above photo courtesy of the Ernest G Best Collection