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Name: WAR COURAGE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/09/1918
Completed: 10/1918
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 952
Dimensions: 6625grt, 4068nrt, 412.2 x 55.8 x 34.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 518nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142684
History:
10/1918 Shipping Controller, British Government
1919 Glen Line Ltd; renamed GLENSANDA
1928 Essex Line Ltd (Meldrum & Swinson, managers), London; renamed ESSEX LANCE
15/10/1943 Sank
Comments: 15/10/1943: Torpedoed by U-Boat U426 and sank 500 miles SW of Iceland
On a voyage from Swansea to Halifax with a cargo of anthracite


Photo as WAR COURAGE courtesy of Kevin Blair

Photo as ESSEX LANCE courtesy of Richard Cox