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Name: WAR COMBE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/09/1918
Completed: 23/10/1918
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 214
Dimensions: 3106grt, 1865nrt, 331.4 x 46.8 x 23.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 68 x 45ins), 430nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142682
History:
23/10/1918 Shipping Controller, British Government (R Chapman & Son, manager)
1919 Letricheux & David, Cardiff; renamed WATSNESS
1927 Mervyn Steamship Co (Martyn Martyn & Co), Newport; renamed MARKLYN
1942 Ministry of War Transport (Martyn Martyn & Co); renamed EMPIRE USK
1946 Constants (South Wales), Newport; renamed HEMINGE
1948 Crete Shipping Co (Stelp & Leighton); renamed BLUESTONE
1953 Moller Line (UK); renamed GROSVENOR MARINER
21/06/1955 Broken up
Comments: C' Type standard ship
20/01/1942: Damaged by stranding at Port Logan, Mullof Galloway. Refloated & repaired


Photo as MARKLYN courtesy of Richard Cox

Photo as BLUESTONE courtesy of Richard Cox