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Name: GURNA launched as WAR ZEBRA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/09/1919
Completed: 30/10/1919
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 896
Dimensions: 5248grt, 3228nrt, 399.3 x 52.2 x 28.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 141929
History:
30/10/1919 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Glasgow
29/11/1948 Broken up
Comments: 10/09/1919: Launched as WAR ZEBRA for the British Government
29/11/1948: Sold to the British Iron & Steel Corporation "BISCO" for 13,000
Allocated to Metal Industries at Rosyth for breaking up. Demolition commenced 12/1948


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair