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Name: WAR BALLOON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/02/1918
Completed: 06/1918
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 210
Dimensions: 2341grt, 1327nrt, 285.0 x 42.1 x 18.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (22, 36 & 59 x 39ins), 265nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142445
History:
06/1918 The Shipping Controller (J Glynn & Son Ltd), London
16/09/1918 Wrecked
Comments: Standard 'D' type cargo ship
16/09/1918: Wrecked near Pointe de St Mathieu off Brest on a voyage from
Bilbao to Newport with iron ore.