The S.S. Woodburn was one of the Kelly Line fleet registered in Belfast. She was on her regular run from Maryport to Carrickfergus with a cargo of coal. In stormy weather at around 5 a.m. she foundered near to the Isle of Whithorn, where she was probably heading to seek shelter. The crew of seven all perished as the high cliffs would have prevented them accessing the shore.
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|Ship type||Steam coaster|
|Built by||Ailsa Shipbuilding Co.|
|Engines by||Ailsa Shipbuilding Co.|
|Propulsion||Steam two cylinder, 27rhp engine|