Yard Number 311 was named KILLARNEY when launched on Tuesday 01/04/1919 by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow for City of Cork Steam Packet Company
Ship Type: Steamship
Ship's Role: Passenger cargo service, Irish Sea Scotland -Ireland
Tonnage: 1578 grt
Length: 265 feet
Breadth: 36.1 feet
Draught: 16.8 feet depth
City of Cork Steam Packet Company.
1920 : G. & J. Burns Ltd. Glasgow.
1922 : Owners restyled Burns & Laird Lines Ltd.
Her main engines were built by A. & J. Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow , she was powered by Triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 21 1/4, 46 & 74 inches diameter respectively; - stroke 45 inches; operating at 165 p.s.i.; - 414 nominal horsepower; - 2 double ended boilers; - 12 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 224 sq. ft.; - heating surface 6,830 sq. ft.; - fitted for oil fuel in 1926;
Other names she bore were: MOORFOWL (1920). Her last recorded name was LAIRDSMOOR (1929)
She is recorded as having sank on 07/04/1937
Additional Information: ON 143335.
Ordered by G. & J. Burns in Feb 1915 and not laid down until Aug 1917. Because of WWI she was then two years on the stocks and was refused by Burns. She was to be named MOORFOWL but was completed as KILLARNEY for City of Cork Steam Packet Co.
Transferred to G.& J. Burns on 1st July 1920 and given her intended name of MOORFOWL.
Owners became Burns & Laird Lines Ltd on 25th July 1922.
Renamed LAIRDSMOOR on 30th May 1929.
On passage Dublin to Greenock in dense fog she was in collision with Shaw Savill's TARANAKI off Black Head at 03:20 hrs on 7th April 1937. TARANAKI rescued 33 crew and 6 passengers but LAIRDSMOOR's master, Capt. John Campbell, and one of her firemen, Edward McBride, were lost.
Picture supplied by Colin Campbell
Additional history from Ian Buxton
Previous update by Colin Campbell