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Name: EMPIRE CROWN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 16/10/1943
Completed: 01/1944
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 537
Dimensions: 7070grt, 4905nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins), 510mn
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169054
History:
01/1944 Ministry of War Transport (J & C Harrison Ltd, managers), South Shields
1945 Government of France (Min de la Marine Marchande); renamed CAPITAINE G LACOLEY
1945 Managed by Heuzey & Chastellain, Rouen
1948 Cie des Transportes Maritimes et Fluviaux , Rouen
1961 Mparmpapetros Shipping Co SA, Panama; renamed MPARMPA PETROS
21/05/1963 Wrecked
Comments: 21/05/1963: Wrecked off Porto de Pedras, Brazil
On a voyage from Buenos Aires to Naples, with a cargo of grain


Above photo as EMPIRE CROWN copyright Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo as CAPITAINE G LACOLEY copyright of A Duncan

Above photo as CAPITAINE G LACOLEY copyright of A Duncan