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The Folia Ardmore

Folia Cunard Line 1916 – 1917.

A four masted, twin funnel liner. She was built in 1907 by Sir J. Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland and was owned by Cunard S.S. C. Ltd. She measured 131.06 x 16.02 x 7.62 metres and grossed 6,705 tons.

Powered by a 6 cylinder triple-expansion steam engine which generated 807 hp. She was armed with a 12 pounder 12 cwt stern gun.While bound New York for Avonmouth with a 4,400 ton cargo of trench digging machinery, shell cases and general cargo, she was torpedoed by U-53, which then surfaced and finally sank her with their deck gun.

Salvaging attempts were made as recently as 1977.

The Captain was F. Inch and 7 crew were lost out of 85.

Richard Larn’s book give position as 4 miles South-East of Rams Head.

The Folia Ardmore Waterford

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