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Name: EMPIRE FORTUNE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/11/1942
Completed: 01/1943
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 531
Dimensions: 6140grt, 4103nrt, 405.8 x 55.5 x 32.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 41 & 68 x 48ins), 508mn
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169049
History:
01/1943 Ministry of War Transport, South Shields
1943 Government of The Netherlands; renamed VAN HONTHORST
1943 Managed by Stoomv Maats, Rotterdam
1946 NV Halcyon-Lijn, Rotterdam; renamed STAD SCHIEDAM
19/01/1962 Broken up
Comments: 19/01/1962: Broken up at Bruges by Van Heyghen Freres


Above photo as STAD SCHIEDAM courtesy of Stuart Smith