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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Caerphilly Castle   British  Atlantic  1940 

Caerphilly Castle : Ebor Elect
Owner Consolidated Fisheries Ltd, Swansea 
Flag British  Builder Charles Rennoldson & Co, South Shields  
Port Swansea  Build Date 1919 
Official No 136087  Material Steel 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 113 / 275 
Ship type Screw Steamer  Dimensions 125.3 | 23.4 | 12.6
Ships Role  Fishing Vessel  Rigging Style   
Super Structure
 
Hull
Quarter Deck 72 ft, Forecastle 22 ft, 2 Bulkheads. 
Machinery
Trible expansion 3cyl (12½, 21½ & 35 - 26ins), 87nhp.
One single ended boiler.
single screw.
Engine built by Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough. 
 
Wreck Location Off Loophead,  Atlantic 
Date Lost 27/01/1940  Captain  
Cause Bombed by A/C  Crew Lost
Position 52.35n / -12.00w  Passengers Lost   
Google Map Location
 
 
History

Bombed by a German Condor aircraft at approx 75 nautical miles west of Loophead. Three crew were killed in the attack nine were rescued by another vessel.

 
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