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Name: GWENDOLINE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/10/1882
Completed: 12/1882
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 481
Dimensions: 1493grt, 933nrt, 260.4 x 35.2 x 16.0ft
Engines: C2cyl (31& 59 x 42ins), 174nhp
Engines by: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 87023
History:
12/1882 Wilson & Co, London
1891 Thomson & Port, London
1893 Burdick & Cook, London
1898 Gwendoline SS Co Ltd (Mordey, Jones & Co), Newport
1913 Palgrave, Murphy & Co., Dublin
1914 Renamed CITY OF SWANSEA
25/09/1917 Sank
Comments: 25/09/1917: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat UB40 when 15 miles
ENE of Berry Head on a voyage from the Tyne to Boucau with coal.