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  1. SS Ethel - Any More Information?

    Ship Research
    As part of my research into the wreck of the SS Camlough, I've ended up looking at the various small steamers which took part in the Camlough salvage operations from the beach at Monreith. One of these was the SS Ethel. Her details (thanks to Bill H) on this forum are: ETHEL O.N...
  2. SS Camlough - Help with New Information re. Salvage of the Wreck

    Ship Research
    I've been researching events around the wreck and subsequent salvage of the SS Camlough on the beach at Monreith in Scotland in 1932. A search on this Forum for 'SS Camlough' will find threads with photos - both of the ship itself and of the surviving portion of wreckage which was never...
  3. 'The firemen [were] standing knee-deep in water' – WHY?

    The Engine Room
    I'm looking to understand some more about the failure of a Scotch boiler. The basic question is: what could have caused a large amount of water to flood into the stokehold of a 1920s steam coaster as part of the failure of the ship’s Scotch boiler? Contributions from members of this forum...
  4. Help with understanding the last hours of the SS Camlough (Engine and Boiler Room)

    The Engine Room
    I'm in the process of researching the SS Camlough, which was wrecked near to where I live on the coast at Monreith in Southwest Scotland. Part of the remaining stern of the vessel has been exposed by this winter's storms. On 14th January, the vessel came to rest, stranded high on rocks and...