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Name: EMPIRE ASQUITH
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/09/1944
Completed: 11/1944
Builder: Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 9
Dimensions: 7082grt, 4770nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 37 & 70 x 48ins), 542mn
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co (1938) Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169187
History:
11/1944 Ministry of War Transport (R Chapman & Son), Newcastle
1947 Brockley Hill SS Co Ltd (Counties Ship Management Co Ltd), Newcastle
1947 Renamed BROCKLEY HILL
1951 Crest Shipping Co Ltd, London; renamed STARCREST
1956 Codemar Cia de Empresas Maritimas SA, Monrovia; renamed ARGOSY
1959 Ipar Transport Co Ltd, Istanbul; renamed NAZIHI IPAR
09/1970 Broken up
Comments: A standard B type cargo ship
09/1970: Broken up at Halic, Istanbul by Ilhami Soher-Balat


Photo as BROCKLEY HILL copyright of A Duncan

Photo as STARCREST courtesy of Photoship