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S.S. Kelvinside

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The S.S. Kelvinside owned by Captain A. Dempsey of Maryport was carrying a cargo of coal and iron ore from Whitehaven to Strangford Lough. At the mouth of Luce Bay the engine broke down and a leak was discovered. Without the engine to operate the pumps the vessel was doomed and the crew of eight took to the lifeboats. The Kelvinside eventually sank near to the Scares rocks.

Article from Galloway Gazette 06/08/1932
A Photo of the Kelvinside

Photo Courtesy of www.photoship.co.uk

S.S. Kelvinside 
Ship typeSteam coaster
OwnerCaptain A Dempsey
RegisteredMaryport
Built byGlasgow
Launched1893
Engines by
Propulsion
Tonnage224grt
Length
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Draught
StatusFoundered 04/08/1932

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