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Name: WAR DOWN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/09/1918
Completed: 12/1918
Builder: Wood, Skinner & Co Ltd
Yard: Bill Quay
Yard Number: 212
Dimensions: 3099grt, 1853nrt, 331.3 x 46.9 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: 142747
History:
19/12/1918 The Shipping Controller (WDC Balls & Son), London
1919 Graig Shipping Co Ltd (Idwal Williams & Co), Cardiff; renamed GRAIG
1922 Vuida de F Astorqui, Bilbao; renamed MARIA VICTORIA
08/11/1929 Wrecked
Comments: A standard C type cargo ship for the UK Government
08/11/1929: Wrecked on Baldayo Beach, 15 miles W of La Coruna
On a voyage from London to Spezia carrying general cargo


Above photo as MARIA VICTORIA is courtesy of Chris Kleiss