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Name Official number Flag IMO
KELPIE  120720  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1906  04/10/1906  11/1906 
Vessel type Vessel description
Coaster Collier  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon   157 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
612 grt / 184 nrt / 179.1 ft  27.1 ft  10.7 ft   
Engine builder Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon
Engine detail
C2cyl. (20½” & 44” x 30”) 79nhp 720ihp 10¼kn, 1-screw
The first engine produced in-house by Ailsa. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Mrs Susanna Kelly - mng Samuel Kelly, Belfast  Belfast  03/11/1906 
Other names
1916 KEEPER 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1911 John Kelly Ltd, Belfast - same manager
1916 James Bannatyne & Sons Ltd, Limerick - reg Limerick 
Vessel history
1914 612grt 240nrt; 1914 572grt 222nrt 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1917  Torpedoed 10/06/1917 
Disposal Detail
Whilst on a voyage from Belfast to Limerick with a cargo of grain disappeared, having passed Aranmore. The cause of her loss was never established although believed sunk by the German submarine UC 66. The submarine was also missing in the area at the time and the cause of her loss also was not established. 
 

 



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