|Total Records: 1|
|Cambuskenneth||Norwegian||Galley Head Clonakilty Co Cork||1915|
|Flag||Norwegian||Builder||Russell & Co Port Glasgow|
|Tonnage nrt/grt||1925 / 1778 / 1785|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||234.9 | 36.0 | 21.6|
|Ships Role||Cargo Ship||Rigging Style||Full Rigged Ship|
|Wreck Location||20m South of Galley Head Clonakilty Co Cork|
|Cause||Sunk By Gunfire||Crew Lost|
|Google Map Location|
The New York Times: July 1 1915
The Norwegian ship Cambuskenneth which sailed from Portland , Ore. on Feb. 9 for Liverpool or Manchester was sunk today by gunfire of the German submarine U-39.
The Cambuskenneth was twenty miles south of Galley Head on the Cork coast when the submarine signaled her to halt. It was ascertained that there were eight Germans among the ship's crew and these had the novel experience of being rowed to the submarine and later disappearing under the sea with her while their mates (thirteen in all) were left floating in the ship's boats. The latter were landed at Galley Head this morning.
Image by kind permission Clydesite Ships Database copyright www.clydesite.co.uk
|Record Created on 11/03/2009|
|«« New Search|