A scarce postcard by Jenkins of Chepstow showing an unusual scene.WAR GLORY at her launching on 21/4/1920 … she ran trials on the same day!
The first fabricated vessel to be launched by the National Shipyards, set up from 1916,National Shipyard No1, Chepstow, which became Monmouth Shipbuilding during her construction.
Completed 21/4/1920,6543, by Monmouth Shipbuilding (370) for the Shipping Controller,GBR
1920 MONTE PASUBIO,Armatori Riuniti ,ITA
Wrecked near Quequen on 1/4/1924 while on a ballast voyage from Genoa to Bahia Blanca.
(details from ‘British Standard Ships of World War 1′ by Mitchell & Sawyer)
Rick Cox Collection,Copyright:unknown