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Cairnross
Location  

Place Name : Liverpool Bay

Lat / Long : 53 ° 31 ' 3 '' North - 3 ° 33' 30'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown
OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0
Construction
Type : Single screw steamship, steam turbines Built :  
Shipyard : Doxford & Co. Sunderland
Hull material : steel  
Dimensions
Size : 5494 tonnes Length : 141 m Beam : 18 m
History
Sunk : 17/01/1940 Cause : mined Date Found :
Depth
  Shallowest Deepest
Top : 26 m 0 m
Deck :
0 m 0 m
Bed : 30 m 0 m
Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
Seabed Type : Unknown
Artifacts :
Wreck Owner
Owner : Originally owned by Cairn Line
Access : public
War Grave : Unknown Protected : Unknown
Restrictions : unknown
When to Dive Best time to dive the wreck, relative to high wate
0 - hours 0 - minutes - - high water
General Information :
Small Boat Launching :
New Brighton Charters from Liverpool Marina
Notes :

Built in 1921 by Doxford & Co.Sunderland 425'x 55'x 26' 3 steam turbines, 3 single-ended boilers, single screw. Owned by Cairn Line. First British cargo ship to be fitted with steam-turbines. Cargo: coal + 50 tons general cargo inc. earthenware on route from Liverpool to St.Johns, Canada. Shortly after leaving Liverpool she struck a mine at 5.20pm 6.5miles 276 from the Bar Light vessel. N on of 48 crew's lives lost. Dive details: 30mts to seabed, 26mts to top off wreck. Wreckage scattered over large area, boilers still seen but much of wreck sanded in. Many large sand-waves in the area which could be mistaken for the wreck on an echo-sounder

References :
Wrecks of Liverpool Bay - see Underwater Bookshop
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Supplementary Imformation
Added by:
glendon2
Posted on : August 19, 2007
I think, forgive me, that Tom Scott's data is quite incorrect. The 'Cairnross' that is the subject of the page was built in 1921. There was an earlier vessel of the name, indeed 2 of of them. Built 1894 and 1912/13 respectively. But neither have anything to do with this wreck and this page.

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