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Name: EMPIRE LAKELAND
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/09/1942
Completed: 11/1942
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 530
Dimensions: 7015grt, 4757nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins), 577nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169048
History:
11/1942 Ministry of War Transport (Blue Star Line Ltd, managers), South Shields
11/03/1943 Sank
Comments: 11/03/1943: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U190, 250 miles west of Isle of Lewis
On a voyage from New York to Glasgow, with general cargo
All the crew of 65 people killed


Above photo as EMPIRE LAKELAND is copyright of South Tyneside Libraries