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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Cambuskenneth   Norwegian  Galley Head Clonakilty Co Cork  1915 

Cambuskenneth : 
Flag Norwegian  Builder Russell & Co Port Glasgow 
Port   Build Date 1892 
Official No 99872  Material Steel 
    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  
Super Structure
Wreck Location 20m South of Galley Head Clonakilty Co Cork 
Date Lost 29/06/1915  Captain  
Cause Sunk By Gunfire  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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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.


S V Cambuskenneth

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Record Created on  11/03/2009
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