TYNE BUILT SHIPS
  A history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built

Home

Shipbuilders

Ships

River Views

About

Copyright


Select

Ship Name

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

XYZ



Name: CAPE COMORIN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/02/1891
Completed: 04/1891
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 86
Dimensions: 2597grt, 1660nrt, 300.5 x 38.6 x 20.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 38 & 63 x 42ins), 225nhp
Engines by: North Eastern Marine Engineering Company Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 97963
History:
04/1891 W Milburn & Co, Newcastle
1896 J Holman & Sons, London; renamed YESTOR
1897 Steamship Carisbrook Company Ltd, (Miller & Richards, managers), Glasgow
1900 Eldon Steamship Co Ltd, (Sinclair, Walton & Co, managers), Cardiff
1904 A Mawson & Co, Cardiff
1905 Restyled Mawson Shipping Company Ltd, (A Mawson & Co, managers), Cardiff
1905 Renamed KIRKWALL
05/08/1908 Sank
Comments: 1900: Reported to have been sold for 26,500
05/08/1908: Sank after a collision with TASMANIA off Ameland
On a voyage from Huelva to Hamburg with a cargo of ore


Cambrian News, Friday, 14/08/1908. Courtesy of Arie de Lange