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Name: EMPIRE FLAG
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 02/06/1943
Completed: 29/10/1943
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 4
Dimensions: 10300dwt, 7024grt, 4734nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins), 542mn
Engines by: North Eastern Marine Engineering Co, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169169
History:
29/10/1943 Ministry of War Transport (New Zealand Shipping Co, managers); registered at Newcastle
1946 Ministry of Transport
1946 Donaldson Atlantic Line Ltd, Glasgow; renamed CARMIA
1949 Donaldson Line Ltd, Glasgow
1954 Blue Star Line Ltd, London; renamed VICTORIA STAR
1955 Douglas SS Co Ltd, Hong Kong; renamed INCHEARN
26/03/1966 Broken up
Comments: A standard B Type emergency ship
26/03/1966: Broken up at Izumi-Ohtsu, Japan


Photo as CARMIA courtesy of Kevin Blair

Photo as CARMIA copyright of Stuart Smith

Photo as VICTORIA STAR courtesy of www.photoship.co.uk

Photo as INCHEARN copyright of Malcolm Cranfield