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Name: EMPIRE MANDARIN
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/03/1944
Completed: 05/1944
Builder: Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 7
Dimensions: 7078grt, 4375nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 37 & 70 x 48ins), 510nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co (1938) Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169181
History:
05/1944 Ministry of War Transport (Hain SS Co Ltd), Newcastle
1947 Dorset SS Co Ltd (Counties Ship Management Co Ltd), London
1947 Renamed LULWORTH HILL
1949 London & Overseas Freighters Ltd. (Counties Ship Management Co Ltd)
1949 Renamed CASTLE HILL
1950 Renamed LONDON BUILDER
1950 Soc Armadora Insular SA, (CE Embiricos), Panama; renamed SILVER WAKE
1954 Eastern Seas SS Co Ltd (SG Embiricos Ltd), London;renamed NAVARINO
1955 Stanhope SS Co Ltd (JA Billmeir & Co), London; renamed STANTHORPE
1960 Mullion & Co Ltd, Hong Kong; renamed ARDBRAE
14/03/1966 Broken up
Comments: A standard B type cargo ship
01/03/1966: Arrived at Onomichi for breaking up
14/03/1966: Broken up by Koshin Sangyo


Above photo as LULWORTH HILL copyright of HB Christiansen

Above photo as ARDBRAE courtesy of Richard Cox