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Name: WAR SPARROW
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 19/09/1918
Completed: 11/1918
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 883
Dimensions: 5238grt, 3217nrt, 399.3 x 52.2 x 28.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins), 517nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142720
History:
11/1918 The Shipping Controller (Charlton, McAllum & Co Ltd), London
1919 Bank Line Ltd (A Weir & Co), Glasgow; renamed HALERIC
05/04/1933 Sank
Comments: 04/04/1933: Struck a reef off Paternoster Point near Saldanha Bay
05/04/1933: Sank in position 34.43S - 17.52E
On a voyage from the Tyne to Port Natal in ballast


Above photo as HALERIC