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Name: WAR COAST
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/12/1918
Completed: 20/03/1919
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 215
Dimensions: 3146grt, 1866nrt, 331.3 x 46.6 x 23.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 68 x 45ins), 429nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 143049
History:
20/03/1919 The Shipping Controller, British Government
1919 JS Ambrose; renamed COSMOS
1920 Severn Shipping Co Ltd (Norman G Hallett, London), Cardiff
1920 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd; renamed KEKEANGU
08/1953 Broken up
Comments: 08/1953: Broken up at Kawasaki, Japan


Photo as KEKERANGU copyright of Allan Green Collection

Photo as KEKERANGU courtesy of John Crossland