Register of Ships - K
transcribed from the Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping
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KAFFRARIA - 1891
Code letters:  WFVQ                    Official Number:  49917
Master:  Captain W. Barron
Rigging:  iron single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 5 cemented bulkheads;
               well deck; double bottom aft
Tonnage:  1,039 tons gross, 803 under deck and 675 net
Dimensions:  237.8 feet long, 29 foot beam and holds 16.2 feet deep;
                     Poop 184 tons; Forecastle 53 tons
Construction:  1864, J. Laing in Sunderland; vessel lengthened in 1873
Propulsion:  compound engine with 4 cylinders of 21 & 38 inches diameter each pair;
                    stroke 24 inches; 90 horsepower; engine compounded in 1873; new boilers in 1883;
                    engine built by Humber Iron Works in Hull
Owners:  W.S. Bailey
Port of registered:  Hull

KAISERIN AUGUSTE VICTORIA - 1906-1909/1918
Code letters:  RPDF
Master:  Captain H.Ruser (1906-09); Captain Charles Dempwold (1918)
Rigging:  steel twin screws, 4 masts, Schooner; 5 decks & 4 shade decks; fitted with electric light,
               submarine signalling device, wireless & refrigerating machinery; water ballast
Tonnage:  24,581 tons gross, 20,401 under deck and 14,847 net
Dimensions:  677.5 feet long, 77.3 foot beam and holds 50.2 feet deep; Bridge Deck 354 feet long;
                      Forecastle 84 feet.
Construction:  1905,  A.G. Vulcan in Stettin
Propulsion:  quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 36, 53, 75 & 106 inches diameter each pair;
                    stroke 65 inches; 1,810 nominal horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Hamburg Amerika Linie
Port of registry:  Hamburg

KAKAPO - 1898-1900,  ex. CLARENCE
Code letters:  QBMF                Official Number:  104959
Master:  Captain C.E. Wheeler (1898-99); Captain P. Nicolayson (1900)
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck; web frames; 4 cemented bulkheads; cellular double bottom,
               aft 61 feet, under engine & boilers 31 feet, forward 93 feet; 366 tons; Forward Peak Tank 50 tons;
               Aft Peak Tank 70 tons
Tonnage:  1,093 tons gross, 822 under deck and 665 net
Dimensions:  225 feet long, 34.1 foot beam and holds 13.2 feet deep; Quarter Deck 83 feet;
                     Bridge 52 feet; Forecastle 25 feet
Construction:  1898, Grangemouth Dockyard Co. in Grangemouth
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 18, 29 & 48 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 33 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 138 nominal horsepower; 1 single ended boiler;
                    3 ribbed furnaces; grate surface 85 sq. ft.; heating surface 2,048 sq. ft.; engine built by
                    Sir C. Furness, Westgarth & Co. Ltd. in Middlesborough
Owners:  Steam Ship Clarence Co. Ltd. (1898-99); C.H. Cooper (1900)
Port of registry:  Swansea

KAKARIKI - 1926
Code letters:  KVDT                  Official Number:  153913
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 1 steel deck; 3 asphalted bulkheads; machinery aft;
               cellular double bottom under engine 17 feet, forward 123 feet, 230 tons; Forward Peak
               Tank 95 tons; Aft Peak Tank 28 tons
Tonnage:  887 tons gross, 655 under deck and 417 net.
Dimensions:  190.2 feet long, 31.4 foot beam and holds 12.9 feet deep; Bridge Deck 53 feet long;
                      Forecastle 39 feet.
Construction:  1926, Cochrane & Sons Ltd. in Selby
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 16, 27 & 44 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 30 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 141 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                    4 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 73 sq. ft.; heating surface 2,520 sq. ft.; engine built
                    by Amos and Smith Ltd. in Hull
Owners:  Union Steam Ships Co. of New Zealand Ltd.
Port of registry:  Melbourne
Port of survey:  Melbourne

KALAHOME - 1867
Master: Captain McMillan
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and copper in 1864; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 370 tons
Dimensions: 120 feet long, 26.5 foot beam and holds 16.5 feet deep
Construction: 1861, Robinson in Sunderland
Owners: G. McMillan
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Cape of Good Hope

KALMIA - 1862
Master:  a) Captain J. Main; b) Captain G. Fleming
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1862; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  309 tons.
Construction:  1860,  J. Alcock in Sunderland
Owners:  a) J. Alcock; b) Kenneth & Co.
Port of registry:  a) Sunderland; b) Glasgow
Port of survey:  a) Sunderland; b) London
Voyage:  a) sailed for Quebec; b) sailed for the West Indies

KANAGAWA-MARU - 1920
Code letters:  HKWF                  Official Number:  1647
Master:  Captain M. Furuhashi, appointed to the vessel in 1919
Rigging:  steel twin screws, 4 masts, Schooner; 2 steel decks; Upper Deck sheated in teak; deep framing;
                8 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light & wireless; cellular double bottom, aft 125 feet long,
                under engine & boilers 55 feet, forward 190 feet, 1,151 tons; Midship Deep Tank 25 feet, 441 tons;
                Forward Peak Tank 110 tons; Aft Peak Tank 37 tons
Tonnage:  5,837 tons gross, 5,420 under deck and 3,584 net
Dimensions:  445 feet long, 49.4 foot beam and holds 30.5 feet deep; Poop 36 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 97 feet; Forecastle 57 feet.
Construction:  1896, D. & W. Henderson & Co. in Glasgow
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 20, 33 1/2 & 56 inches diameter each pair;
                    stroke 48 inches; operating at 200 p.s.i.; 550 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended and
                    2 single ended boilers; 18 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 300 sq. ft.; heating surface
                    9,157 sq. ft.; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
Port of registry:  Tokyo
Port of survey:  Yokohama

KANGAROO - 1921
Code letters: JLVW                    Official Number: 131682
Rigging: steel twin screws Schooner; 2 decks; 1 bulkhead to Upper Deck & 5 bulkheads to 2nd Deck;
              fitted with electric light; cellular double bottom, aft 88 feet, under engine 42 feet, forward 174 feet
              770 tons; Forward Peak Tank 49 feet; Aft Peak Tank 50 feet
Tonnage: 4,348 tons gross, 3,912 under deck and 2,777 net
Dimensions: 365.2 feet long, 50.1 foot beam and holds 26.5 feet deep; Poop 22 feet; Bridge Deck 91 feet;
                    Forecastle 36 feet
Construction: 1915, Harland & Wolff Ltd. In Irvine
Propulsion: 4-stroke, single acting oil engines with 12 cylinders of 22 inches diameter each;
                  stroke 29 15/16 inches; 398 nominal horsepower; engine built by Burmeister & Wain Ltd.
                  in Glasgow
Owners: Government of Western Australia
Port of registry: Freemantle

KANSAS - 1887
Code letters:  WJCV                  Official Number:  86170
Master:  Captain N. Gleig, appointed to the Shipping Line in 1879 and to the ship in 1885
Rigging:  iron single screw, 4 masts, Barque; 3 iron decks; Awning Deck; 7 cemented bulkheads;
               Midship Deep Tank 38 feet long, 590 tons
Tonnage:  5,276 tons gross, 4,040 under deck and 3,455 net
Dimensions:  436.5 feet long, 43.8 foot beam and holds 20.2 feet deep;
Construction:  1882,  C. Connell & Co. in Glasgow
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 50 & 94 inches; stroke 60 inches;
                    operating at 80 p.s.i.; 600 horsepower; engine built by J. & J. Thomson in Glasgow
Owners:  Kansas Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (G. Warren & Co.)
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool

KAPUNDA - 1886
Official Number:  70733
Master:  Captain J. Masson
Rigging:  iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage:  1,146 tons gross, 1,018 under deck and 1,095 net
Dimensions:  221.5 feet long, 34.6 foot beam and holds 19.6 feet deep;
                     Poop 40 feet long; Forecastle 25 feet
Construction:  1875, A. McMillan & Son in Dumbarton
Owners:  Trinder, Anderson & Co.                                                     COLLISION
Port of registry:  London

KAPURTHALA - 1898
Code letters: KPVJ                    Official Number: 95024
Master: Captain F.W. Fry
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks & Shade Deck; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              cellular double bottom 62 feet, 104 tons
Tonnage: 1,180 tons gross, 915 under deck and 721 net
Dimensions: 240.2 feet long, 34.2 foot beam and holds 16.3 feet deep; Poop 44 feet;
                    Bridge 72 feet; Forecastle 53 feet
Construction: 1887, W. Denny & Bros. in Dumbarton
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 20, 33 1/2 & 54 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 42 inches; 189 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Glasgow

KARANJA - 1969
Code letters: MACS                    Official Number: 182848
Rigging: twin screws steamer; 2 decks & Shade Deck; 3rd deck forward of machinery space;
              9 bulkheads; fitted with refrigerating machinery; 5 holds, grain capacity 430,998 cu. ft.,
              bale capacity 393,499 cu. ft.; 8 6-tons & 4 5-tons capacity derricks; fitted with direction
              finder, echo sounding device, gyro-compass, radar & radiotelephony; water ballast
Tonnage: 10,294 tons gross, 5,893 tons net and 9,120 tons summer deadweight
Dimensions: 515 feet long, 66 ft. 3 in. beam and holds 27 ft. 2 in. deep; Bridge 294 feet;
                    Forecastle 56 feet
Construction: 1948, A. Stephen & Son Ltd., Glasgow
Propulsion: 6 steam turbines double reduction geared to twin screw shafts; 9,700 shaft
                   horsepower; engine by the builders
Service speed: 16 knots
Owners: British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

KARO - 1881
Code letters: PBLD                      Official Number: 68921
Master: Captain J. Calling / Captain W. Tindall
Rigging: iron single screw steam Brig; 2 decks; 5 cemented bulkheads;
              double bottom, aft 70 feet, forward 52 feet, 152 tons
Tonnage: 1,514 tons gross, 1,358 under deck and 979 net
Dimensions: 258.2 feet long, 33.2 foot beam and holds 22.9 feet deep; Forecastle 25 feet
Construction: 1875, Mounsey & Foster in Sunderland
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 33 & 61 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 33 inches; 150 horsepower; engine by North East Marine Co Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners: D.G. Pinkney & Son
Port of registry: Sunderland

KATE - 1840
Master:  Captain B. Williams
Rigging:  Brig; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  209 tons
Construction:  1840 in Galway, using Oak, Elm & Pitch Pine
Owners:  E. Duffy
Port of registry:  Galway
Port of survey:  Galway
Voyage:  sailed for New York (maiden voyage)

KATE - 1864-1869
Master: Captain J. Coleman
Rigging: iron steamer; 4 bulkheads
Tonnage: 147 tons gross and 104 tons net
Dimensions: 145.4 feet long, 21.2 foot beam and holds 6.3 feet deep
Construction: 1863, Leslie in Newcastle; for river purposes only
Propulsion: steam engine producing 150 horsepower
Owners: Wilson & Co. (1864);
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Australia (1864)

KATE CARNIE - 1887
Master:  Captain Loversen
Rigging:  wood Barque.
Tonnage:  549 tons gross, 521 under deck and 540 net.
Dimensions:  152.9 feet long, 28.5 foot beam and holds 18.8 feet deep; Poop 46 feet; Forecastle 14 feet.
Construction:  1855,  Steele Bros. in Greenock; new deck & some repairs in 1867;
                        partial new keelson & some repairs in 1872.
Owners:  A.L. Loversen
Port of registry:  Arendal
Port of survey:  London

KATE THOMAS - 1901-1904
Code letters: KBGF                Official Number: 91233
Master: Captain C. Hughes
Rigging: iron, 4 masts, Ship; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,748 tons gross, 1,635 under deck and 1,597 net
Dimensions: 258 feet long, 39.5 foot beam and holds 23.1 feet deep; Poop 36 feet; Forecastle 33 feet
Construction: 1885, W. Doxford & Sons in Sunderland; portable double ended boiler
Owners: Kate Thomas Sailing Ship Co. (W. Thomas & Co., managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool

KATHERINE G. - 1948
Official Number: 178095
Rigging: wood twin screws motor vessel
Tonnage: 107 tons gross, 104 under deck and 42 net
Dimensions: 107.4 feet long, 18.3 foot beam and holds 7.4 feet deep
Construction: 1941, Minett-Shields Ltd. in Bracebridge, ON
Propulsion: twin diesel engines with 24 cylinders of 5 3/4 inches diameter each; stroke 7 inches;
                   engine by Hall-scott Motor Co. in Berkeley, CA
Owners: R.S. McDonald
Port of registry: Charlottetown, PE

KATHERINE STEWART FORBES - 1832

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master:  Captain Canney
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt over boards in 1827 and copper in 1829
Tonnage:  457 tons
Construction:  River; vessel 14 years old; iron standards & knees
Owners:  Chapman
Draught under load:  18 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for New South Wales

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master:  Captain Canney
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in copper in 1829
Tonnage:  458 tons
Construction:  1818 in River
Owners:  A. Chapman
Draught under load:  18 feet
Port of registry:  London
Voyage:  sailed for New South Wales

KATHLEEN - 1918-1920
Code letters: VDKS                    Official Number: 113519
Master: Captain G.S. Black
Rigging: steel single screw, 3 masts, steamer; 1 deck; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with wireless; double bottom forward 114 feet, 163 tons;
              Forward Peak Tank 88 tons; Aft Peak Tank 8 tons
Tonnage: 738 tons gross, 536 under deck and 316 net
Dimensions: 200 feet long, 30.4 foot beam and holds 12 feet deep;
                    Quarter Deck 103 feet; Bridge 13 feet; Forecastle 36 feet
Construction: 1902, Ailsa Ship Buiding Co. Ltd. in Ayr
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 17 3/8, 27 1/2 & 44 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 33 inches; 135 nominal horsepower; engine by Ross & Duncan in Glasgow
Owners: J. Milligen & Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Belfast

KATORIA - 1889
Code letters: LKQT                    Official Numbe: 97579
Master: J.B. Pearson
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks & Shade Deck; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              cellular double bottom under engine & boilers 62 feet, 104 tons
Tonnage: 1,127 tons gross, 919 under deck and 674 net
Dimensions: 240.3 feet long, 34.1 foot beam and holds 16.4 feet deep; Poop 48 feet;
                    Bridge 72 feet; Forecastle 48 feet
Construction: 1889, W. Denny & Bros. in Dumbarton
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 20, 33 1/2 & 54 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 42 inches; 151 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Glasgow

KEDAR - 1908
Code letters:  QCJW                  Official Number:  28890
Rigging:  iron single screw Brig.
Tonnage:  1,876 tons gross, 1,695 under deck and 1,215 net.
Dimensions:  275.8 feet long, 36.2 foot beam and holds 25.7 feet deep; Poop 68 tons.
Construction:  1860,  W. Denny & Bros. in Dumbarton
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 39 & 68 in. diameter respectively;
                    stroke 45 inches; 212 horsepower; engine built by J. Jack, Rollo & Co. in Liverpool.
Owners:  Cunard Steam Ships Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  Glasgow

KENDAL - 1895-1905
Code letters:  MFPJ                   Official Number:  99134
Master:  Captain J. Lorains (1895-1905)
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 1 iron deck &  partial Awning Deck; web frames; 6 cemented bulkheads;
               cellular double bottom 244 feet, 504 tons
Tonnage:  2,392 tons gross, 1,818 under deck and 1,530 net
Dimensions:  289.6 feet long, 38.2 foot beam and holds 19.7 feet deep; Poop 29 feet;
                     Quarter Deck 78 feet; partial Awning Deck 182 feet
Construction:  1891, T. Turnbull & Son in Whitby
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 22, 36 & 59 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 39 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 219 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                    6 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 84 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,300 sq. ft.; engine built by
                    Blair & Co. Ltd. in Stockton
Owners:  H. Baxter & Co.
Port of registry:  Whitby

KENNEBEC - 1939, ex. WAR MOGUL
Code letters: GBXP                    Official Number: 143361
Rigging: steel single screw tanker; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 10 partly cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with direction finder; cellular double bottom, under engine & boilers 68 feet, forward 59 feet,
              329 tons; Forward Peak Tank 95 tons; Aft Peak Tank 80 feet
Tonnage: 5,548 tons gross, 4,696 under deck and 3,422 net
Dimensions: 400.3 feet long, 52.2 foot beam and tanks 28.4 feet deep; Poop 50 feet; Bridge 121 feet;
                    Forecastle 40 feet
Construction: 1919, R. Duncan & Co. Ltd. in Port Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 27, 44 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 48 inches; operating at 180 p.s.I.; 517 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers;
                  9 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 190 sq. ft.; heating surface 7,668 sq. ft.;
                  engine by D. Rowan & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Owsners: Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd. (F.J. Wolfe, managaer)
Port of registry: London

KENT - 1800-1801

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain R. Rivington
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in copper
Tonnage: 820 tons
Construction: 1799 River
Managing owner: H. Bonham
Voyage: sailed for Bengal & Bencoolen on May 3, 1800

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Rivington
Rigging: Ship
Tonnage:  800 tons
Construction: 1799 River
Managing owner: Bonham
Voyage: sailed for Bengal & Bencoolen on May 3, 1800

KENT - 1855
Master:  G. Coleman
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1854; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  879 tons using old measurements and 999 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1853 in London
Owners:  Wigrams
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Port Philip

KENT 1878
Code letters: VBLS                  Official Number: 44998
Master: Captain Atkins
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1877; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 445 tons gross, 399 under deck and 445 net
Dimensions: 139 feet long, 28 foot beam and holds 17.5 feet deep; Raised Quarter Deck 46 feet;
                    Forecastle 28 feet
Construction: 1862, Marshall in Sunderland
Owners: R.D. Richards
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: Plymouth

KENYON L. BUTTERFIELD  - 1946
Code letters: KTAW                    Official Number: 246735
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; cruiser stern; electric welded; fitted with direction finder
              & echo sounding device; water ballast
Tonnage: 7,176 tons gross and 4,380 tons net
Dimensions: 422.8 feet long, 57 foot beam and holds 34.8 feet deep
Construction: 1944, New England Ship Building Corp. in Portland, ME
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24 1/2, 37 & 70 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 48 inches; engine built by Worthington Pump & Machinery Corp. in Buffalo, NY
Owners: United States War Shipping Administration
Port of registry: Portland, ME

KESTREL - 1853

1) Master: Captain W. Innes
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in yellow metal & partly in felt in 1850
Tonnage: 293 tons using old measurements and 320 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1839 in North Shields; partial new keelson in 1847; some repairs in 1847 & 1851
Owners: Smith & Co.
Port of registry: Newcastle
Port of survey: Newcastle
Voyage: sailed for the East Indies

2) Master: Captain Wallace
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1852; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 201 tons using old measurements and 190 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1844 in Montrose; some repairs in 1852
Owners: Fergus & Co.
Port of registry: Kirklady
Port of survey: Leith
Voyage: sailed for Brazil

KHYBER - 1901-1905
Code letters: TPBM                      Official Number: 81396
Master: Captain H. Rothery
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks
Tonnage: 2,026 tons gross, 1,896 under deck and 1,927 net
Dimensions: 276.6 feet long, 40.1 foot beam and holds 24.2 feet deep; Poop 40 feet; Forecastle 22 feet
Construction: 1880, W.H. Potter & Son in Liverpool
Owners: Galgate Shipping Co. Ltd. (J. Joyce & Co., managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool                      WRECKED March 1905

KINFAUNS CASTLE - 1884
Code letters: HSKT                    Official Number: 58354
Master: Captain J.W. Balfour
Rigging: composite Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1882
Tonnage: 799 tons gross, 759 under deck and 799 net
Dimensions: 187.6 feet long, 32.4 foot beam and holds 19.4 feet deep;
                    Raised Quarter Deck 47 feet; Forecastle 27 feet
Construction: 1867, C. Connell & Co. in Glasgow; iron frame planked
Owners: T. Skinner & Co.
Port of registry: Glasgow
Port of survey: London                    CONDEMNED

KING - 1856
Master: Captain R. Graham
Rigging: Snow
Tonnage: 250 tons
Construction: 1814 in Newcastle; new deck & major repairs in 1840; major repairs in 1849;
                      some repairs in 1852 & 54; new wales & top sides in 1854; repairs to damages in 1856
Owners: G. Johnson
Port of registry: Shields
Port of survey: Shields
Voyage: sailed for the Baltic Sea

KING GEORGE - 1846
Master: Captain McForlin
Rigging: Smack; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 101 tons using old measurements and 61 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1799 in Dover; major repairs in 1833; new deck & keelson in 1838;
                      vessel lengthened in 1843
Owners: Wanhill
Port of registry: Poole
Port of survey: Pool
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade

KING GRUFFYDD - 1898
Official Number: 108382
Master: Captain J. Hebron
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 6 cemented bulkheads; cellular double bottom,
              aft 98 feet, under engine 24 feet, forward 138 feet, 806 tons; Aft Peak Tank 92 tons
Tonnage: 2,994 tons gross, 2,795 under deck and 1,934 net
Dimensions: 324.8 feet long, 48.6 foot beam and holds 21.3 feet deep; Poop 42 feet; Bridge 85 feet
Construction: 1898, Russell & Co. in Port Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24, 40 & 65 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 42 inches; 293 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers; 6 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 130 sq. ft.; heating surface 4,400 sq. ft.; engine by Kincaid & Co. in Greenock
Owners: King Line Ltd. (Phillipps & Co., managers)
Port of registry: London

KING OF ALGERIA - 1857-1858
Master:  Captain J. Smith
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1856; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  1,336 tons
Construction:  1856 in Saint John, N.B., using Tamarack, Birch, Oak & Pitch Pine
Owners:  Scott & Co.
Port of registry:  Cork
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Callao (1857); Australia (1858)

KING OF SWEDEN - 1883
Code letters: NTWJ                    Official Number: 70707
Master: Captain Cooper
Rigging: Barque; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 830 tons gross, 727 under deck and 788 net
Dimensions: 191.7 feet long, 32 foot beam and holds 18.4 feet deep;
                    Poop 41 feet; Forecastle 27 feet
Construction: 1875, Mounsey & Foster in Sunderland
Owners: Gosman & Smith
Port of registry: London

KING WILLIAM - 1831

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain W. Carr
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 380 tons
Construction: in Whitby; new vessel
Owners: Campion
Draught under load: 17 feet
Port of survey: Bristol
Voyage: sailed for Boston

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Carr
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks
Tonnage: 380 tons
Construction: 1831 in Whitby
Owners: Campion & Co.
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: Whitby
Voyage: sailed for Québec

KING'S OAK - 1891
Official Number:  89060
Rigging:  wood Ketch; 1 deck; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  63 tons registered
Dimensions:  73.3 feet long, 19.1 foot beam and holds 9.5 feet deep
Construction:  1884, J.H. Fellows & Son in Great Yarmouth
Owners:  T. & J. Leleu
Port of registry:  Great Yarmouth

KINGDOM OF SAXONY - 1877,  ex.  DEERHOUND
Code letters:  WMDC                    Official Number:  51152
Rigging:  iron Barque; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage:  558 tons gross, 516 under deck and 538 net
Dimensions:  161.5 feet long, 27.7 foot beam and holds 17.3 feet deep
Construction:  1864, Denton in Hartlepool
Owners:  Gosman & Smith
Port of registry:  London

KINGSTON - 1830
Master:  Captain Baynton
Rigging:  Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in felt & copper in 1830.
Tonnage: 296 tons
Construction:  1822 in Sunderland; some repairs in 1825; major repairs in 1830.
Owners:  Thompson
Draught under load:  15 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Jamaica

KINGSTON 1879
Code letters: KMCT                Official Number: 65575
Master: a) Captain Chitham; b) Captain Firth
Rigging: iron single screw steam Brig; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 5 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 1,449 tons gross, 1,141 under deck and 922 net
Dimensions: 262.2 feet long, 32 foot beam and holds 19.5 feet deep; Poop 152 feet; Forecastle 37 feet
Construction: 1871, Oswald in Sunderland
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 29 ½ & 58 ½ inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 33 inches; 130 horsepower; new boilers in 1878;
                   engine by North East Marine Engine Co. in Sunderland
Owners: Commercial Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

KINNEAR - 1838-1841
Master: Captain C. Millard (1838-39); Captain Lidderdale (1840-41)
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in copper in 1835 & 1839
Tonnage: 369 tons
Construction: 1834 in Yarmouth
Owners: Ellice & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Sydney (1840-41)

KIRKPOOL - 1942
Code letters:  GNTW                   Official Number:  139258
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 6 cemented bulkheads; fitted with direction finder & echo
               sounding device; cellular double bottom 359 feet; 1,344 tons; Forward Peak Tank 162 tons;
               Aft Peak Tank 187 tons
Tonnage:  4,842 tons gross, 4,578 under deck and 3,017 net
Dimensions:  405.2 feet long, 53.6 foot beam and holds 26.5 feet deep; Poop 30 feet;
                     Bridge 229 feet; Forecastle 41 feet
Construction:  1928, Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd. in Sunderland
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 25 1/2, 40 & 71 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i. 491 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers with
                    superheaters; 9 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 174 sq. ft.; heating surface 7,308 sq. ft.;
                    engine built by G. Clark Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners:  Poole Shipping Co. Ltd. (Sir. R. Ropner & Co. Ltd., managers)
Port of registry:  West Hartlepool        April 10, 1942 Durban for Montevideo, sunk by German Raider

KIRKWOOD - 1851-1855
Master: Captain J. Parker
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1850; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 212 tons using old measurements and 135 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1849 in Saint John, N.B.
Owners: J. Parker
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for St. Helen (1851); Cape Good Hope (1852-54)

KITE - 1863
Master: Captain E. Le Blancq
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in yellow metal in 1853; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 188 tons
Dimensions: 109.4 feet long, 21.9 foot beam and holds 12.1 feet deep
Construction: 1859, Deslandes on Jersey
Owners: Deslandes
Port of registry: Jersey
Port of survey: Jersey
Voyage: sailed for China

KITTIWAKE - 1896-1898
Official Number: 106018
Master: Captain D. Campbell
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 4 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 366 tons gross, 291 under deck and 141 net
Dimensions: 170 feet long, 22.6 foot beam and holds 12.2 feet deep
Construction: 1896, Scott & Sons in Bowling
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 22 & 44 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 30 inches; 81 registered horsepower; 1 single ended boiler;
                   3 plain furnaces; grate surface 29 sq. ft.; heating surface 938 sq. ft.;
                   engine by C.D. Holmes & Co. in Hull
Owners: North British Steam Packet Co. (H. Grierson, manager)
Port of registry: Glasgow

KITTY - 1819

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain J. Carlisle
Rigging: Sloop; single deck
Tonnage: 85 tons
Construction: in Ulverston; vessel 17 years old
Owners: Irvine & Co.
Draught under load: 9 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Sligo

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Carle
Rigging: Sloop; single deck
Tonnage: 85 tons
Construction: 1802 in Ulverston
Owners: Captain & Co.
Draught under load: 8 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade

KNARESBRO CASTLE - 1848
Master: Captain Hadgraft
Rigging: Brig; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 80 tons
Construction: 1820 in Selby; major repairs in 1845; repairs to damages in 1847
Owners: Cobbold
Port of registry: Ipswich
Port of survey: Newcastle
Voyage: sailed for Rouën

KNIGHT OF THE GARTER - 1882-1896
Code letters: WVCT                      Official Number: 78724
Master: Captain A. Gordon
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,494 tons gross, 1,360 under deck and 1,434 net
Dimensions: 233 feet long, 37.9 foot beam and holds 22.8 feet deep;
                    Poop 50 feet; Forecastle 31 feet
Construction: 1877, T. Royden & Son in Liverpool
Owners: Greenshields, Corvie & Co.
Port of registry: London

KNIGHT OF THE GARTER - 1920
Code letters:  TSKJ                      Official Number:  115348
Master:  Captain D.R. Stephens
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 2 steel decks & web frames; 6 cemented bulkheads;
               fitted with electric light and wireless
Tonnage:  10,304 tons gross, 9,303 under deck and 6,313 net
Dimensions:  490.8 feet long, 62.4 foot beam and holds 39.6 feet deep;
                     Poop 67 feet; Bridge 121 feet; Forecastle 58 feet
Construction:  1921, Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion: 4 double reduction geared steam turbines; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Ocean Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (A. Holt & Co., managers)
Port of registry:  Liverpool

KNIGHTSBRIDGE - 1873
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,511 tons
Dimensions: 230.1 feet long, 38.7 foot beam and holds 24.7 feet deep
Construction: 1869, Oswald in Sunderland
Owners: G. Stanton
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: Sunderland
Voyage: sailed for India

KNIGHT TEMPLAR - 1863
Master: Captain J. Capp
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1861; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 443 tons
Dimensions: 135.9 feet long, 27.4 foot beam and holds 17.4 feet deep
Construction: 1861 in Liverpool
Owners: T. Sawyers
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for North America

KNOWSLEY HALL - 1908
Code letters:  VJGD                    Official Number:  118058
Master:  Captain F. Mackay (1905-08)
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 2 decks; fitted with electric light; water ballast
Tonnage:  4,190 tons gross, 3,945 under deck and 2,705 net
Dimensions:  373 feet long, 46.7 foot beam and holds 27.7 feet deep; Poop 35 feet;
                     Bridge 93 feet; Forecastle 42 feet
Construction:  1903, Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. in Newcastle
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 23 1/2, 39 & 68 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 48 inches; 320 horsepower; engine by Wallsend Slipway Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Owners:  Ellerman Lines Ltd. (R. Alexander & Co., managers)
Port of registry:  Liverpool

KÖLN - 1905
Code letters: QGTJ
Master: Captain A. Mayer
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 2 decks & Awning Deck; 4 tiers of beams;
              fitted with electric light, wireless & submarine signalling device; water ballast
Tonnage: 7,409 tons gross, 7,246 under deck and 4,666 net
Dimensions: 428.9 feet long, 54.3 foot beam and holds 39.4 feet deep; Bridge 32 feet
Construction: 1899, J.C. Tecklenborg A.G., Geestemünde
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 22 2/5, 38 1/5 & 62 1/5 inches diameter
                   respectively; stroke 43 1/3 inches; 509 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Norddeutscher Lloyd
Port of registry: Bremen

KONIGIN LUISE - 1900-1905/1908
Code letters:  QGJR
Master:  Captain O. Volger (1900-05); Captain A. Harrassowitz (1908)
Rigging:  steel twin screws Schooner; 4 decks; fitted with electric light and refrigerating machinery;
                water ballast.
Tonnage:  10,711 tons gross, 8,810 under deck and 6,790 net.
Dimensions:  523.1 feet long, 60.1 foot beam and holds 34.9 feet deep; Poop 82 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 257 feet; Forecastle 67 feet.
Construction:  1869,  A.G. Vulcan in Stettin
Propulsion:  quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 25 3/16, 38 3/16, 52 3/8 & 75 5/8 inches
                    diameter each pair; stroke 55 1/8 inches; 846 nominal horsepower; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Norddeutscher Lloyd
Port of registry:  Bremen

KOODOO - 1868
Master: Captain W. Percy
Rigging: Brigantine; sheathed in felt and zinc in 1866; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 200 tons
Dimensions: 104 feet long, 23.7 foot beam and holds 12.4 feet deep
Construction: 1864, White on Prince Edward Island
Owners: A. Currie
Port of registry: New York
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Newfoundland

KOOLIGA - 1966
Code letters: VJJB                    Official Number: 196761
Rigging: steel single screw motor vessel; 1 deck; 7 bulkheads; fitted with echo sounding device,
              gyro-compass, radar & radiotelephony on VHF; water ballast
Tonnage: 2,881 tons gross, 1,396 tons net and 3,550 tons deadweight
Dimensions: 312ft. 6in. long, 45ft. 5in. beam and holds 18ft. 10in. deep;
                    Quarter Deck 175 feet; Forecastle 24 feet
Construction: 1958, Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Ltd. in Grangemouth
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting oil engine with 6 cylinders of 500 mm diameter each; stroke 700 mm;
                   1,900 brake horsepower; engine by British Polar Engine Ltd. in Glasgow
Service speed: 11.5 knots
Owners: Associated Steamships Pty Ltd.
Port of registry: Melbourne

KORONA - 1911,  ex. MONMOUTHSHIRE
Code letters:  KFBH                    Official Number:  91901
Master:  Captain J.T. Carmichael (1903-11)
Rigging:  steel single screw, 3 masts, Schooner; 2 decks, Upper Deck sheathed in wood; 3 tiers of beams;
               6 cemented bulkheads; fitted with wireless
Tonnage:  2,874 tons gross, 2,644 under deck and 1,871 net
Dimensions:  344 feet long, 40.2 foot beam and holds 26.5 feet deep; Poop 50 feet;
                     Bridge 72 feet; Forecastle 46 feet
Construction:  1886, London & Glasgow Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 30, 47 & 70 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 51 inches; operating at 140 p.s.i.; 360 nominal horsepower; 2 double ended boilers;
                   12 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 227 sq. ft.; heating surface 6,014 sq. ft.; new double
                   ended boilersin 1900; engine by the builders
Owners:  Québec Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  London

KOSCIUSKO - 1862-1875
Official Number: 45202
Master: Captain C. Stuart (1862-67); Captain Lawson (1868-69 & 1871-75); Captain J. Ross (1870)
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1862; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 1,193 tons
Construction: 1862, Hood in Aberdeen
Owners: Thompson Jr.
Port of registry: Aberdeen
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Australia (1862-67)

KOSSUTH - 1851
Master:  Captain W. Bell
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1851; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  1,087 tons using old measurements and 1,260 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1850 in Saint John, N.B., using Oak, Hackmatac, Birch & Spruce
Owners:  N. de Mill
Port of registry:  Saint John

KOTA GEDE - 1942
Code letters: PFLL
Rigging: steel single screw motor vessel; 3 decks; Upper Deck sheathed in Teak; 8 partly cemented
              bulkheads; cruiser stern; fitted with direction finder & echo sounding device; cellular double
              bottom 378 feet, 1,472 tons; Deep Tank forward 28 feet, 950 tons; Deep Tank aft 37 feet,
              767 tons; Forward Peak Tank 105 tons; Aft Peak Tank 46 tons
Tonnage: 7,323 tons gross, 6,516 under deck and 4,561 net
Dimensions: 449.6 feet long, 60.8 foot beam and holds 29.7 feet deep; Poop 51 feet; Bridge 150 feet;
                    Forecastle 61 feet
Construction:1928, Maats. Fyenoord in Rotterdam
Propulsion: 2-stroke, double acting oil engine with 7 cylinders of 27 9/16 inches diameter each;
                  stroke 47 1/4 inches; 1,857 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Rotterdamsche Lloyd
Port of registry: Batavia

KRASNOIARSK - 1915
Code letters: JTRS                    Official Number: 142462
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks & Shelter Deck; 6 cemented bulkheads; fitted with
              electric light & wireless; cellular double bottom, aft 140 feet, under engine 28 feet,
              forward 171 feet, 1,143 tons; Forward Peak Tank 62 tons; Aft Peak Tank 115 tons
Tonnage: 5,844 tons gross, 5,637 under deck and 3,697 net
Dimensions: 400 feet long, 52 foot beam and holds 30 feet deep; Poop 36 feet
Construction: 1915, Northumberland Ship Building Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 26, 43 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 535 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers; 9 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 180 sq. ft.; heating surface 8,060 sq. ft.; engine by
                   Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners: The Shipping Controller (Royal Mail Steam Packet, managers)
Port of registry: London

KRISTIANIA 1907
Code letters: MDQS
Master: Captain J. Johnsen
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 5 cemented bulkheads; cellular double bottom,
              aft 106 feet, under engine 20 feet, forward 124 feet, 649 tons; Aft Peak Tank 88 tons
Tonnage: 2,693 tons gross, 2,495 under deck and 1,672 net
Dimensions: 314 feet long, 46.5 foot beam and holds 20.6 feet deep; Poop 30 feet;
                    Bridge 148 feet; Forecastle 28 feet
Construction: 1907, J. Blumer & Co. in Sunderland
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 23, 38 & 62 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 42 inches; 270 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers; 6 corrugated
                   furnaces; grate surface 100 sq. ft.; heating surface 4,120 sq. ft.;
                   engine by North East Marine Engine Co. Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners: Rederiet Kristiania Akties. (W. Gorrissen, manager)
Port of registry: Christiania

KRISTIANIAFJORD - 1913-1916
Code letters: MJKH
Master: Captain S.C. Hiortdahl
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 2 decks; 3rd deck in No. 1, 2 & 5 holds; 8 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with electric light & wireless; cellular double bottom, aft 119 feet, under engine & boilers
              152 feet, forward 189 feet, 1,165 tons; Forward Peak Tank 149 tons; Aft Peak Tank 150 tons
Tonnage: 10,669 tons gross, 8,654 under deck and 6,496 net
Dimensions: 512.1 feet long, 61.2 foot beam and holds 29.4 feet deep; Poop 70 feet;
                    Bridge 201 feet; Forecastle 108 feet
Construction: 1913, Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. in Birkenhead
Propulsion: quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 26, 37 1/2, 53 & 75 inches each pair;
                   stroke 51 inches; operating 220 p.s.i.; 1,469 nominal horsepower; 8 single ended boilers;
                   32 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 590 sq. ft.; heating surface 23,000 sq. ft.; engine by
                   the builders
Owners: Den Norske Amerik Linie
Port of registry: Christiania

KRONPRINZ WILHELM - 1905
Code letters:  QHJM
Rigging:  steel twin screws Schooner; 4 decks; 5 tiers of beams; fitted with electric light; water ballast
Tonnage:  14,908 tons gross, 11,487 under deck and 5,162 net
Dimensions:  637.3 feet long, 66.3 foot beam and holds 39.3 feet deep; Poop 90 feet;
                     Bridge 382 feet; Forecastle 115 feet
Construction:  1901, A.G. Vulcan in Stettin
Propulsion:  quadruple expansion engine with 12 cylinders of (4) 34 1/3, (2) 69, (2) 98 3/5 & (4) 102 2/5 inches
                    diameter respectively; stroke 71 inches; 3,534 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners:  Norddeutscher Lloyd
Port of registry:  Bremen

KROONLAND - 1912
Code letters: KRSC                    Official Number: 161208
Master: Captain Bradshaw
Rigging: steel twin screws, 4 masts, steamer; 4 decks; 11 partly asphalted & partly cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with electric light, wireless & submarine signalling device; cellular double bottom, aft 153 feet,
              under engine & boilers 153 feet, forward 173 feet, 2,008 tons; Forward Peak Tank 167 tons
Tonnage: 12,760 tons gross, 10,141 under deck and 7,927 net
Dimensions: 560 feet long, 60.2 foot beam and holds 38.4 feet deep; Poop 48 feet;
                    Bridge 273 feet; Forecastle 88 feet
Construction: 1902, W. Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Co. in Philadelphia, PA
Propulsion: triple expansion engines with 6 cylinders of 32 1/2, 54 & 89 1/2 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 54 inches; 1,540 nominal horsepower; 9 single ended boilers; 36 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 643 sq. ft.; heating surface 22,408 sq. ft.; engine by the builders
Owners: International Mercantile Marine Co.
Port of registry: New York

KUNGSHOLM I - 1905,  ex. NOORDAM
Rigging:  steel twin screws steamer; 3 steel decks, Upper Deck sheathed in wood; steel awning deck
               sheathed in wood; 10 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light, submarine signalling
               device & wireless; cellular double bottom, aft 151 feet long, under engine & boilers 107 feet,
               forward 191 feet, 1,847 tons; Deep Tank forward 56 feet, 1,620 tons; Forward Peak
               Tank 147 tons; Aft Peak Tank 75 tons.
Tonnage:  12,500 tons gross, 11,395 under deck and 7,800 net.
Dimensions:  550.3 feet long, 62.3 foot beam and holds 34 feet deep; Promenade Deck 193 feet long.
Construction:  1902,  Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 28 13/16, 47 13/16 & 78 inches diameter
                    respectively; stroke 57 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 1,265 nominal horsepower;
                    3 double ended & 3 single ended boilers; 36 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 639 sq. ft.;
                    heating surface 23,199 sq. ft.; engine built by the builders
Owners:  Rederiakt. Sveridge Nord Amerika
Port of registry:  Gothenburg

KUNGSHOLM II - 1929
Code letters:  KGQH                  Official Number:  7479
Rigging:  steel twin screws steamer; 3 steel decks, weather deck partly sheathed in wood; 4th steel
               deck in holds; 10 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light, refrigerating machinery;
               submarine signalling device, wireless & Direction Finder; hull strengthened for navigation in ice;
               cellular double bottom 513 feet long, 2,847 tons; Forward Peak Tank 139 tons;
               Aft Peak Tank 174 tons.
Tonnage:  20,223 tons gross, 13,526 under deck and 11,237 net.
Dimensions:  594.9 feet long, 78.2 foot beam and holds 37.8 feet deep; Bridge & Forecastle 518 feet long.
Construction:  1928,  Blohm & Woss in Hamburg
Propulsion: 4 stroke cycle, double acting oil engines with 16 cylinders of 33 1/16 inches diameter each;
                   stroke 59 1/16 inches; 2 double ended boilers; 3,380 nominal horsepower; engine built by
                  Akt. Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen.
Owners: Sveridge Nord Amerika
Port of registry:  Gothenburg

KUNGSHOLM III - 1953
Code letters:  SKUA                  Official Number:  9441
Rigging:  twin screws motorship; 4 decks; cruiser stern; 9 bulkheads; fitted with direction finder, echo
               sounding device, gyro-compass & radar; cellular double bottom 398 feet long, 1,098 tons;
               Deep Tank forward 567 tons; Aft Peak Tank 79 tons.
Tonnage:  22,071 tons gross, 13,853 under deck and 7,400 net.
Dimensions:  587.7 feet long, 77.1 foot beam and holds 45.4 feet deep;
                      Bridge Deck and Forecastle 518 feet long.
Construction:  Kon. Maats "DeSchelde" in Flushing
Propulsion:  2 oil engines, 2-stroke cycle, direct action, each with 8 cylinders of 29 1/8 inches diameter;
                    stroke 63 inches; 2 double ended boilers; machinery number 3620; engine built by
                    Akt. Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen.
Owners:  Svenska Amerika Linien
Port of registry:  Gothenburg

KUNGSHOLM IV - 1966
Code letters: SGON                    Official Number: 10674
Rigging: twin screws motorship; 4 decks; 5th deck above machinery space; 9 bulkheads;
              fitted with direction finder, echo sounding device, gyro-compass, position finding device,
              radar & radio-telephony; water ballast 2,870 tons
Tonnage: 26,678 tons gross, 12,838 under deck and 5,100 net
Dimensions: 660ft. 2in. long, 87ft. 2in. beam and holds 28ft. 1in. deep; Bridge Deck & Forecastle 573 feet long;
                    Upper Bridge Deck 392 feet; accommodation for 750 passengers
Construction: 1966, John Brown & Co. Ltd. in Clydebank
Propulsion: 2 oil engines, 2-stroke, single acting, each with 9 cylinders of 760mm diameter each;
                  stroke 1500 mm.; 25,200 brake horsepower; 2 auxilliary boilers; engine built by
                  A/B Gotarverken in Gothenburg
Owners: Svenska Amerika Linien (Erik Wijk, manager)
Port of registry: Gothenburg

KWARRA 1917-1920
Code letters : HQVT                  Official Number : 128047
Master: Captain W. Jones
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck & Shelter Deck; 6 cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with electric light, refrigerating machinery & wireless; cellular
              double bottom, aft 115 feet, under engine & boilers 43 feet, forward
              51 feet, 945 tons; Forward Peak Tank 105 tons; Aft Peak Tank 115 tons;
              Topside cantilever tanks 1,329 tons
Tonnage: 4,437 tons gross, 4,110 under deck and 2,295 net
Dimensions: 360 feet long, 52 foot beam and holds 34.8 feet deep
Construction: 1910, Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd. in Middlesborough
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 26, 42 & 70 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 428 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers; 9 ribbed furnaces;
                   grate surface 145 sq. ft.; heating surface 5,934 sq. ft.;
                   engine by North East Marine Engine Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Owners: Imperial Direct Line Ltd. (Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool

KYANITE - 1842 - 1869
Master:  Captain T. Pope (1842-44); Captain Lester (1845-50); Captain Goldsworthy (1851-55);
             Captain J. Hanford (1856-1869)
Rigging:  Brig (1842-55); Barque (1856-1869); sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1847 & 1858
Tonnage:  124 tons using old measurements and 130 tons using new measurements (1842-53)
                 152 tons (1854-69)
Construction:  1840 in Whitehaven; repairs to damages in 1851; vessel lengthened in 1854;
Owners:  Kennedy (1842-50); Bowring & Co. (1851-55); Stevens & Co. (1856-69)
Port of registry:  Whitehaven (1842-50); Liverpool (1851-55); Plymouth (1856-69)
Port of survey:  Whitehaven (1842-44); Liverpool (1845-55); Bridport (1856-59); Cardiff (1860-69)
Voyage:  sailed for South America (1842-44); Vera Cruz (1845/50); Antigua (1846-49);
               Newfoundland(1851-55); Coastal Trade (1856-59); Mediterannean Sea (1860-69)

KYLE - 1852
Master: Captain W.H. Say
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1852
Tonnage: 330 tons
Construction: 1832 in Dumbarton; new deck and major repairs in 1852
Owners: W. Williams
Port of registry: Bristol
Port of survey: Bristol
Voyage: sailed for Australia

KYLOE - 1943
Code letters: GLKQ                    Official Number: 161548
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 6 cemented bulkheads; fitted with direction finder;
              cellular double bottom 205 feet, 681 tons; Deep Tank aft 56 feet, 255 tons;
              Forward Peak Tank 164 tons; Aft Peak Tank 100 tons
Tonnage: 2,820 tons gross, 2,378 under deck and 1,695 net
Dimensions: 305 feet long, 45.5 foot beam and holds 21.3 feet deep; Poop 23 feet;
                    Bridge 50 feet; Forecastle 23 feet
Construction: 1930, Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. in Middlesborough
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 21, 35 & 57 !/2 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 42 inches; 266 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers; 6 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 120 sq. ft.; heating surface 4,554 sq. ft.; engine by the builders
Owners: Sharp Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (Sharp & Co., managers)
Port of registry: Newcastle
 

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