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Name: WAR DAFFODIL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/09/1917
Completed: 12/1917
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1038
Dimensions: 5199grt, 3130nrt, 400.2 x 52.3 x 28.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 518nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Reg Number: 140421
History:
28/11/1917 The Shipping Controller (G Pyman & Co), London
1919 Lloyd Royal Belge Soc Anon, Antwerp; renamed KELTIER
1926 Cie Africaine de Nav SA, Antwerp; renamed KATANGA
1930 Cie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp
1949 E Szabados, Venice; renamed PAOLO II
1955 Angelo Ravano, Genoa; renamed VARENNA
1957 Raffaele Romano, Naples
07/09/1958 Broken up
Comments: An A Type Standard Ship built for the UK Government
25/10/1940: Damaged by a mine & was beached to prevent sinking
28/10/1940: Re-floated and towed to Liverpool for repairs
07/09/1958: Arrived at La Spezia for breaking up


Above photo as KATANGA is copyright of A Duncan