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Name: AYRSHIRE
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/08/1903
Completed: 01/1903
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 389
Dimensions: 7327grt, 4706nrt, 460.0 x 58.8 x 31.8ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (25, 42 & 71 x 48ins), 893nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 119066
History:
08/1903 Elderslie Steamship Co Ltd (Turnbull, Martin & Co), Glasgow
1910 The Scottish Shire Line Ltd (Turnbull, Martin & Co), Glasgow
02/12/1926 Sank
Comments: 28/11/1926: Abandoned after fire broke out 250 miles SW of Cochin, India
On a voyage from Brisbane to UK with tallow, frozen meat & general cargo
02/12/1926: Sank 200 miles west of Cochin at 09.12N 73.28E


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily News, Thursday, 27/08/1903