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Name: WAR BISON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/04/1918
Completed: 05/1918
Builder: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 498
Dimensions: 5144grt, 3178nrt, 400.1 x 52.3 x 28.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 518nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142410
History:
05/1918 The Shipping Controller, British Government
1919 Lloyd Royal Belge; renamed AUSTRALIER
1926 Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway Co Ltd (A Holland & Co Ltd, managers), London
1926 Renamed SALADO
1935 Houlder Line Ltd (Houlder Bros & Co Ltd, managers), London; renamed ROYSTON GRANGE
25/11/1939 Sank
Comments: 25/11/1939: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U28, 150 miles SW of Land's End
On a voyage from Buenos Aires to Liverpool


Photo as SALADO courtesy of Richard Cox

Photo as SALADO copyright of A Duncan