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Name: WAR POINTER
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/01/1918
Completed: 03/1918
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 932
Dimensions: 5267grt, 3202nrt, 400.1 x 52.3 x 28.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: G Clark Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142341
History:
03/1918 Shipping Controller, British Government
1919 African Steamship Co (Elder Dempster & Co Ltd, managers), London; renamed BASSA
29/09/1940 Sank
Comments: 29/09/1940: Torpedoed & sunk with all hands, 400 miles west of Ireland


Photo as BASSA courtesy of Stuart Smith