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Name: EMPIRE RABAUL
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 27/11/1944
Completed: 02/1945
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 543
Dimensions: 7307grt, 5105nrt, 431.2 x 56.3 x 35.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 37 & 79 x 48ins), 510mn
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 180220
History:
27/11/1944 Ministry of War Transport, South Shields
1945 BJ Sutherland & Co Ltd, Newcastle
1947 Renamed DUMFRIES
1954 Chine Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle; renamed CHARLES DICKENS
1956 Splosna Plovba, Portoroz, Jugoslavia; renamed POHORJE
21/04/1967 Broken up
Comments: 21/04/1967: Broken up at Trieste by Sidemar


Above photo as EMPIRE RABAUL, dated 11/02/1945, is copyright of South Tyneside Libraries

Above photo as DUMFRIES courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as CHARLES DICKENS courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as POHORJE is courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as POHORJE is courtesy of Richard Cox