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Name: CAIRNDHU
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/12/1918
Completed: 03/1919
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 884
Dimensions: 5250grt, 3218nrt, 399.3 x 52.2 x 28.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142828
History:
03/1919 Cairn Line of Steamships Ltd (Cairns, Noble & Co Ltd), Newcastle
1935 Livanos Brothers, Chios; renamed STRYMON
1937 Livanos Maritime Co Ltd (NG Livanos), Chios
1951 Cia Maritima Internacional SA (S Livanos), Panama; renamed LIBERTY
17/01/1952 Wrecked
Comments: Launched as WAR CAMEL for The Shipping Controller
17/01/1952: Wrecked at Portheras Cove, 5 miles east of Pendeen
On a voyage from Newport to La Goulette in ballast


Above photo as CAIRNDHU courtesy of Clive Ketley