TYNE BUILT SHIPS
  A history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built

Home

Shipbuilders

Ships

River Views

About

Copyright


Select

Ship Name

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

XYZ



Name: EMPIRE CAPULET
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/01/1943
Completed: 03/1943
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 532
Dimensions: 7044grt, 4869nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins), 510nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169050
History:
03/1943 Ministry of War Transport (A Holt & Co, managers), South Shields
1943 Managers became Glen Line Ltd
1946 The Clan Line Steamers Ltd, London; renamed HESIONE
1948 British & South American Steam Navigation Co Ltd (Houston Line Ltd, managers), London
1957 Houston Line Ltd, London
05/10/1960 Broken up
Comments: 05/10/1960: Broken up at Hong Kong by Shun Fung Ironworks


Above photo as HESIONE cortesy of Clive Ketley

Above photo as HESIONE copyright of A Duncan