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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Inniscarra   British  Ballycotton Island Co Cork  1918 

Inniscarra : 
Owner Cork Steam Packet Company 
Flag British  Builder Wigham Richardson & Sons Ltd 
Port Cork  Build Date 1903 
Official No 115116  Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 565 / 1412 
Ship type Steam Ship  Dimensions 280.5 | 38.2 | 17
Ships Role  Passenger  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
Wreck Location 10 Miles SE/E Of Ballycotton Island Co Cork 
Date Lost 12/05/1918  Captain  
Cause Torpedoed  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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News has been received at Queenstown that the City of Cork Steam Packet Company's passenger steamer Inniscarra bound from Fishguard to Cork has been sunk by a German submarine. All on board were lost except the captain the chief engineer and three seamen who were landed at Queenstown. The captain was injured. The remaining 37 men who were on board are missing.

The vessel sank within a very short time after being torpedoed and some of the ropes attached to one of the boats got entangled and the occupants were thrown into the water. One of the survivors succeeded in getting into a boat and was taken on board the submarine. Another reached a raft.

* The Inniscarra, which had a gross tonnage of 1,412, was built at Newcastle by Wigham Richardson, and Co. in 1903.

The Times, Saturday, May 25, 1918
Record Created on  21/10/2008
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