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Name: AYSGARTH
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/08/1896
Completed: 09/1896
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 317
Dimensions: 3118grt, 2002nrt, 323.0 x 47.1 x 22.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 64 x 42ins), 278nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 106604
History:
09/1896 Clapham Steamship Co Ltd (GE Macarthy), Newcastle
1915 H Clapham & Co, Newcastle
1916 Garth Shipping Co Ltd (L Macarthy), Newcastle
14/06/1917 Sank
Comments: 14/06/1917: Sank after being captured and scuttled by U-Boat U155 when
430 miles WNW of Cape Finisterre at position 42.50N 18.32W
On a voyage from Aguilas to the Clyde with a cargo of iron ore


Above photo copyright of the James Crookall Collection, City of Vancouver Archives