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Name: WAR CLIMAX
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 08/08/1918
Completed: 28/09/1918
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1089
Dimensions: 6426grt, 3973nrt, 412.4 x 55.8 x 34.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142647
28/09/1918 British Government, Shipping Controller
1919 Glen Line Ltd; renamed GLENSTRAE
1920 Union Castle Line Ltd; renamed BANBURY CASTLE
1931 G Vergottis, Greece; renamed ROKOS
26/05/1941 Wrecked
Comments: 26/05/1941: Beached after being bombed by aircraft at Suda Bay, Crete


Above photo as WAR CLIMAX in wartime dazzle paint job courtesy of George Robinson

Above photo as BANBURY CASTLE courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as ROKOS photo is copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives, Walter Frost collection

Above photo as ROKOS courtesy of Richard Cox