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Name: WAR BEGUM
Type: Tanker
Launched: 05/06/1919
Completed: 08/1919
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 890
Dimensions: 5578grt, 3428nrt, 400.0 x 52.3 x 28.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 143358
History:
08/1919 The Shipping Controller (British Tanker Co Ltd), London
1920 Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London
1921 Renamed CONUS
1927 D/S A/S Jølund (S Herlofson & Co A/S), Moss; renamed HERBORG
1928 Tonnevolds Rederi A/S (Th O Tønnevold & Olaf Tønnevold), Grimstad
1928 Renamed THELMA
1937 Wheelock & Co Ltd, Singapore; renamed WAR BEGUM
1938 Kitagawa Sangyo Kaiun KK, Osaka; renamed HOKKI MARU
27/09/1944 Sank
Comments: 27/09/1944: Torpedoed & sunk by submarine USS LAPON, 300 miles NW of Manila


Above photo as THELMA is courtesy of Kees Helder

Above photo as THELMA is courtesy of Kees Helder