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Name: BIRNAM
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 30/12/1895
Completed: 02/1896
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 312
Dimensions: 2472grt, 1566nrt, 304.0 x 44.1 x 21.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 37.5 & 61.5 x 39ins), 240nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 102740
History:
02/1896 Maclean, Doughty & Co, West Hartlepool
1900 H Doughty & Co, West Hartlepool
1901 Doughty Shipping Co Ltd (H Doughty), West Hartlepool
1907 Soc Générale de Houilles & Agglomérés, Nantes; renamed VOLTAIRE
1912 Managers Delmas frères, La Rochelle
1913 Delmas frères, La Rochelle
11/01/1918 Sank
Comments: 11/01/1918: Sank after being torpedoed by an unidentified submarine
140 miles NE of Cape Ortegal on a voyage from Algiers to Nantes.