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Name: WAR BAHADUR
Type: Tanker
Launched: 04/11/1917
Completed: 12/1918
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 950
Dimensions: 5565grt, 3473nrt, 400.0 x 52.4 x 28.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: North Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142737
History:
12/1918 Shipping Controller, British Government
1919 The Admiralty (CT Bowring & Co Ltd, managers), London
09/1946 Broken up
Comments: 1919: Became a Royal Fleet Auxilliary oiler
14/01/1938: Suffered severe damage from an Atlantic gale with the upper and lower bridge, the wireless office and the master's cabin being carried away. The chart room was wrecked. The Chief Officer, the quartermaster and a look out were lifted from the bridge with the wreckage and dropped onto the main deck. Derricks were twisted. Funnel stays were snapped and the funnel holed. The steering gear was put out of action. Distress rockets were fired but not answered. The starboard lifeboat was carried away. The vessel was eventually steered from the emergency steering position and the ship was escorted into Devonport under escort from HMS WOLVERINE
05/02/1938: Repaired and became a fuelling hulk at Devonport
07/08/1946: Handed over to the Ministry of Transport and sold to BISCO for scrapping
09/1946: Broken up by Hughes Bolckow at Blyth


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Showing detail of the storm damage