SS Kilkenny

SS Kilkenny was a passenger vessel built for the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company in 1903.[1]

  • 1903-1919:SS Kilkenny
  • 1919-1941:SS Frinton
Port of registry:
Builder: Clyde Shipbuilding Company, Port Glasgow
Yard number: 254
Launched: 30 December 1903
Out of service: 22 April 1941
Fate: Bombed and sunk at Megara
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,316 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 269.7 feet (82.2 m)
Beam: 36.2 feet (11.0 m)
Draught: 16.3 feet (5.0 m)


The ship was built by the Clyde Shipbuilding Company in Port Glasgow for the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company and launched on 30 December 1903. She was placed on the Liverpool to Dublin service.

In 1917 she was purchased by the Great Eastern Railway and in 1919 renamed SS Frinton. She was then acquired by the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923. She was sold in 1927 to Samos Steam Navigation Company in London and again in 1928 to D Inglessi Fils SA de Navigation, Samos.

She was bombed by Luftwaffe aircraft at Megara during the German invasion of Greece and sunk on 22 April 1941.[2]


  1. Duckworth, Christian Leslie Dyce; Langmuir, Graham Easton (1968). Railway and other Steamers. Prescot, Lancashire: T. Stephenson and Sons.
  2. "Naval Events, April 1941, Part 2 of 2, Tuesday 15th – Wednesday 30th". Naval History. Retrieved 10 December 2011.

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