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Name: WAR CAPITOL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 17/12/1918
Completed: 01/1919
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 252
Dimensions: 5685grt, 3563nrt, 399.6 x 53.0 x 32.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 75 x 54ins) 619nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142746
History:
01/1919 Shipping Controller, Government of UK
1919 Bank Line Ltd, (Andrew Weir & Co, managers); renamed ELVERIC
1933 Kassos Steam Navigation Co (Pnevmaticos et al), Greece; renamed KASSOS
1939 L Fatsis,Syra, Greece; renamed MICHALIS
20/11/1941 Sank
Comments: Type F1, WW1 Standard Ship
20/11/1941: Wrecked 6nmiles above Quebec, Canada


Photo as ELVERIC courtesy of Brent Chambers