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Name: EMPIRE PORTIA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/11/1942
Completed: 01/1943
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1714
Dimensions: 7058grt, 4802nrt, 10000dwt, 431.6 x 56.2 x 34.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 39 & 66 x 45ins), 512nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 165851
History:
01/1943 Ministry of War Transport (Common Bros Ltd, managers), Newcastle
1944 Ministry of War Transport, Newcastle
1944 Broken up
Comments: 29/06/1944: Mined or torpedoed 50 miles SE of Portsmouth
Taken in tow, but tow parted & grounded on Peel Bank, near Ryde, IOW
Broken in two & fwd section towed to Falmouth for breaking up
Aft section towed to Briton Ferry for breaking up