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Name: EMPIRE FOREST
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/01/1942
Completed: 03/1942
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 526
Dimensions: 7043grt, 4967nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins), 510mn
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 168653
History:
03/1942 Ministry of War Transport (Cayzer, Irvine & Co Ltd, managers), South Shields
1946 The Clan Line Steamers Ltd, Glasgow; renamed CLAN ALLAN
1958 Bullard, King & Co Ltd, London; renamed UMTALI
1959 The Clan Line Steamers Ltd, Glasgow; renamed CLAN ALLAN
1961 Mullion & Co Ltd, Hong Kong; renamed ARDSIROD
12/10/1966 Broken up
Comments: 12/10/1966: Broken up at Kaohsiung, Tiwan


Photo as CLAN ALLAN courtesy of Stuart Smith

Photo as CLAN ALLAN courtesy of Richard Cox

Photo as UMTALI courtesy of Richard Cox

Photo as ARDSIROD courtesy of Malcolm Cranfield