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Name: EMPIRE CHUB
Type: Ferry
Launched: 10/09/1942
Completed: 10/1942
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1758
Dimensions: 716grt, 268nrt, 179.5 x 40.2 x 11.0ft
Engines: T3cyl (12, 19 & 31 x 21ins), 132nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 165847
History:
10/1942 Ministry of War Transport (Townsend Bros Ferries Ltd, managers), Newcastle
1946 Ministry of Transport (Townsend Bros Ferries Ltd, managers), Newcastle
1962 Payardi Shipping & Contracting Co, Panama City; renamed PANTHER
09/1968 Converted
Comments: As completed she had a ramp at both ends to carry motor transport
She could be converted for minelaying
09/1968: Made into a barge in Italy


Photos courtesy of Richard Cox