Marine Heritage Database

Kenkerry - 1935

Ship Type

Typical Profile

K

V

N

T


Code Flags

Tonnage

2411

Length(ft)

355.3

Breadth(ft)

50.5

Depth(ft)

24.1

Masts

Decks

one

Hull

Shipwreck Details

Description

Story

KENKERRY went onto the rocks in a blizzard. Attempts made by three Halifax tugs to pull her off failed due to very heavy seas. All of the crew were rescued by use of a breeches buoy from the wreck to the shore and with assistance from local villagers. Only the captain was lost. He was the last on board and as he attempted to cross, he lost his footing and was drowned between the vessel and the rocks.

Vessel Type

Steam, General Cargo

Type of Event

Loss

Nature of Event

Stranded

Cause of Event

Stress of weather

Date of Wreck

1935-01-17

Location

Black Rock Point, Portuguese Cove

Cargo

Lives Lost

1

Voyage from

Havana, La Habana , Cuba

Voyage to

Remarks

Ship Construction

Built at

Newcastle, United Kingdom

Date

Jan-27

Official Number

149422

Registered at

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne , England

Date

Propulsion

Steam

Rig

Details

Deck: steel, poop 32 bridge 117 focsle 38; flat keel; 6 bulkheads, partially cemented. Ballast: cell. dbl. bottom 307 936 tons, FPT 120 tons, APT 150 tons.

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