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Name: EMPIRE STEVENSON
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/08/1941
Completed: 11/1941
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 524
Dimensions: 6209grt, 4222nrt, 405.8 x 53.5 x 33.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 68 x 45ins), 415nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 168651
History:
11/1941 Ministry of War Transport (William Brown, Atkinson, managers), South Shields
13/09/1942 Sank
Comments: 13/09/1942: Torpedoed by German aircraft & blew up north of Bear Island
On a voyage in convoy PQ18 from Loch Ewe to Murmansk with a cargo of war materiel
All 59 crew were killed


Above photo, dated 22/10/1941, is copyright of South Tyneside Libraries