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Name: EMPIRE STANDARD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/06/1942
Completed: 10/1942
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 1
Dimensions: 7047grt, 4940nrt, 430.9 x 56.2 x 35.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24.5, 39 & 70 x 48ins), 510nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co (1938) Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 165846
History:
10/1942 Ministry of War Transport (J Robinson & Sons), Newcastle
03/1943 Sank
Comments: A standard B type cargo ship
09/03/1943: Torpedoed by U-Boat U596 off Algiers when inward from Newport
Managed to reach port and discharge her cargo
26/03/1943: Further damaged by bombing by German air force at Algiers
Her back was broken so she towed to sea and scuttled