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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Rudyard Kipling   British  Clare Island Co Mayo  1939 

Rudyard Kipling : 
Flag British  Builder Cochrane & Sons Ltd Selby 
Port Fleetwood  Build Date 1921 
Official No 144068  Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 333 / 297 / 140 
Ship type Steam Trawler  Dimensions 138.8 | 23.7 | 12.9
Ships Role  Fishing Vessel  Rigging Style Smack  
Super Structure
Wreck Location 40 miles West of  Clare Island Co Mayo 
Date Lost 13/09/1939  Captain  
Cause Scuttled by U-27  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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When the Fleetwood trawler Rudyard Kipling (300 tons) was sunk on Saturday the German submarine commander took the crew of 13 on board and the ship's life boats in tow.

The men were placed in their boats five miles from land. The crew had been on board the submarine far eight hours and they were given food and warm clothing.

The Times, Monday, Sep 18,1939
Record Created on  30/07/2009
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