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Name: EMPIRE SEABLUE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/07/1945
Completed: 01/09/1945
Builder: Clelands (Successors) Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 75
Dimensions: 518grt, 293nrt, 142.5 x 27.1 x 16.0ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SCSA, 6cyl (10 x 13in)
Engines by: National Gas & Oil Engine Co, Ashton-under-Lyne
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 169202
History:
09/1945 Ministry of War Transport (GT Gillie & Blair Ltd), Newcastle
1946 Ministry of Transport (S Instone & Co Ltd)
1950 Instone Lines Ltd, Newcastle; renamed SEABLUE
13/02/1954 Sank
Comments: 13/02/1954: Sank 5 miles WSW of Vlissingen after striking the wreck of
ss EMPIRE BLESSING on a voyage from London to Antwerp


Above photo as SEABLUE courtesy of Richard Cox