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Kingston Cornelian of 1934

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449 GRT trawler Kingston Cornelian (H75), built by Cook, Welton and Gemmell (Limited), Yard No. 593, for the Kingston Steam Trawling Company. Steam reciprocating engine and L.P. Turbine, manufactured by C.D. Holmes, developing 117 NHP to give a speed of 11.6 knots


G and J Weir of Glasgow were Manufacturers of some of the on-board auxiliary plant and systems. The photo was rescued from old Company archives that were being disposed of some 20 years ago. (Identity of the original photographer unknown)
· Date: Wed, 12 May 10 · Views: 272
· Filesize: 97.5kb · Dimensions: 800 x 574 ·
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eriskay

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Wed, 12 May 10 13:40

Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939 for war service as Anti-Submarine Trawler (FY 121). Tragedy struck on 5th January 1940 when the Trawler was in collision with the French liner S.S. Chella in the Gibraltar Strait and sank. One or more A/S Depth-Charges exploded in the sea and her Skipper and all seveteen crew-members lost their lives.
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