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Name Official number Flag IMO
KINFAUNS CASTLE  110173  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1899  12/05/1898   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Liner  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan Fairfield  407 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
9664 grt / 5063 nrt / 515.3 ft  59.2 ft  34.7 ft   
Engine builder Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
Twin Q4cyl (28, 39¾, 57½, 82 x 60in), 1663nhp 9800ihp, 2-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Castle Mail Packets Co Ltd - mng D Currie & Co, London  London  15/08/1899 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1900 Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co Ltd, London - same managers
 
Vessel history
1903 9664grt 5032nrt; 1920 9656grt 4927nrt
8/1914 requisitioned by Admiralty and commissioned as armed merchant cruiser HMS KINFAUNS CASTLE
1/1915 decommissioned, served as troopship
1/1918 returned to owners
7/1918 requisitioned by Admiralty to serve as a minelayer, but conversion not completed
2/1919 returned to owners 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1927  Broken Up 03/10/1927 
Disposal Detail
Arrived at Rotterdam delivered to NV Frank Rijsdijk's Industrieele Ondernemingen for demolition at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. 
 

 



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