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Name: EMPIRE GREY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/03/1944
Completed: 05/1944
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 539
Dimensions: 6140grt, 4058nrt, 405.8 x 53.5 x 32.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (23.5, 37.5 & 68 x 48ins)
Engines by: Hick, Hargreaves & Co Ltd, Bolton
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 180218
History:
05/1944 Ministry of War Transport (Meldrum & Swinson Ltd, managers), South Shields
1947 Zinal Steamship Co Ltd, London; renamed BURHILL
1951 Barberry's Steamship Co Ltd, London; renamed CHEPMAN
1951 Golden Cross Line Ltd, London; renamed LONDON CITY
1957 The Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd, Bombay; renamed JAG JANANI
01/01/1961 Broken up
Comments: 01/01/1961: Broken up by Abid & Co at Bombay


Above photo as EMPIRE GREY, dated 31/05/1944, is copyright of South Tyneside Libraries

Above photo as BURHILL is courtesy of Stuart Smith

Above photo as CHEPMAN is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as CHEPMAN is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as CHEPMAN is courtesy of Richard Cox