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Name: WAR BEACH
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 1918
Completed: 08/1918
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 213
Dimensions: 3112grt, 1828nrt, 331.4 x 46.8 x 23.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 68 x 45ins), 431nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142621
History:
08/1918 The Shipping Controller (Gibbs & Co, managers), London
1919 Reindeer Steamship Co Ltd (Jackson Bros & Cory, managers), London; renamed REINDEER
1924 Sun Shipping Co Ltd (Mitchell Cotts & Co, managers), London; renamed SUNWOOD
1927 Utsonomiya Kaisoten KK, Takasago; renamed SATSMUMA MARU
1938 Name shown as SATUMA MARU
11/02/1944 Sank
Comments: 28/08/1918: Requisitioned for service as a Collier
Also served as a transort carrying wheat and materiel for the RAF
11/02/1944: Sank in a Chinese air attack off Wenchow, 28.01N 121.30E