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Name: EMPIRE PROSPECT
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/03/1945
Completed: 06/1945
Builder: Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 11
Dimensions: 7331grt, 4207nrt, 431.2 x 56.3 x 26.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins)
Engines by: Canadian Allis-Chalmers Ltd, Montreal
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5 knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169196
History:
06/1945 Ministry of War Transport (Evan Thomas Radcliffe & Co), Newcastle
1947 Panmarine Shipping Co Ltd (Goulandris Bros Ltd), London
1947 Renamed RONALD M SCOBIE
1954 Bahia Salinas Cia Naviera SA, Monrovia; renamed PLOVER
1964 Registered at Andros
1965 Kowloon Carriers Inc (Wah Kwong & Co(HK) Ltd), Monrovia
1965 Renamed KOWLOON VENTURE
20/05/1969 Broken up
Comments: A standard B type cargo Ship
Supplied with an engine that was manufactured in 1942 and was then
remade by North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co (1938) Ltd at Wallsend
27/04/1969: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up
20/05/1969: Broken up by Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp


Above photo as RONALD M SCOBIE copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives, Walter E Frost Collection

Above photo as RONALD M SCOBIE copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives, Walter E Frost Collection

Above photo as PLOVER copyright of David Meare

Above photo as KOWLOON VENTURE copyright of Chris Finney