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Name: EMPIRE CURZON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 24/12/1943
Completed: 02/1944
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 538
Dimensions: 7047grt, 4741nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins), 542mn
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169055
History:
11/1943 Ministry of War Transport (R Chapman & Sons Ltd, managers), South Shields
16/12/1945 Broken up
Comments: 02/09/1944: Ran aground off Normandy beaches in bad weather & was driven onto the
wreck of ss IDDESLEIGH
She was refloated and towed to Southampton, arriving on 25/09/1944. It was found that her bottom was extensively damaged
27/10/1944: Laid up at Falmouth awaiting a decision on her fate.
16/12/1945: Broken up at Briton Ferry by TW Ward Ltd