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Name: WAR SWALLOW
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/04/1918
Completed: 06/1918
Builder: John Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 8
Dimensions: 5216grt, 3200nrt, 400.0 x 52.3 x 28.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 44 & 73 x 48ins)
Engines by: Palmers Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 142448
History:
06/1918 The Shipping Controller (Charlton, McAllum & Co), London
16/07/1918 Sank
Comments: B Type standard ship
16/07/1918: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat UB50 when 72 miles
SW by S of Malta on a voyage from the Tyne to Port Said with coal.