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S.S. Woodburn

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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.

Article in Galloway Gazette 23/02/1923
Photo of S.S. Woodburn (on right) alongside Castlereagh

Photo Courtesy of www.shipsnostalgia.com

S.S. Woodburn  
Ship type Steam coaster
Owner Kelly Line
Registered Belfast
Built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co.
Launched 07/01/1907
Engines by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co.
Propulsion Steam two cylinder, 27rhp engine
Tonnage 171grt, 68nrt
Length 111.2ft
Beam 19.7ft
Draught 8.3ft
Status Foundered 18/02/1923

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