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Name: CASTLEGARTH
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/09/1892
Completed: 10/1892
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 284
Dimensions: 2615grt, 1673nrt, 298.5 x 40.1 x 20.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 37.5 & 61.5 x 39ins), 234nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 101808
History:
10/1892 Clapham Steamship Co Ltd (GE McCarthy), Newcastle
1914 P Macris & ED Hadjiconstantis, Syra; renamed FOFO
04/12/1916 Sank
Comments: 04/12/1916: Sank after being captured & scuttled by U-Boat UB37 when
100 miles south of the Scillies at 48.30N 06.15W
On a voyage from the Tyne to Saint Vincent with a cargo of coal


Photo as FOFO courtesy of Richard Cox