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Name: CARMARTHENSHIRE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/01/1887
Completed: 03/1887
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 100
Dimensions: 2726grt, 1878nrt, 329.5 x 40.0 x 25.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (27.5, 43 & 70 x 45ins), 357nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, St Peter's
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 91991
History:
03/1887 Jenkins & Co, London
1896 Jenkins & Co Ltd, London
07/1901 Trinidad Shipping & Trading Co Ltd (G Christall), London; renamed MARACAS
10/1914 James F Butler, New York
1914 New York Transatlantic Steamship Corporation, New York
1915 A/S Solgran (A Meling Jr), Stavanger; renamed MAJOREN
03/09/1917 Sank
Comments: 22/02/1915: seized by British forces
On a voyage from New York to Rotterdam and Copenhagen
18/03/1915: Arrived at Hull from Kirkwall
09/11/1915: Sold as a war prize
03/09/1917: Sank after being captured and shelled by U-Boat U95
In position 55.14N 08.56W, WNW of Bloody Foreland on a voyage from Philadelphia to Glasgow with lubricating oil


Newcastle Courant, Friday, 28th January 1887