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Name: EMPIRE STORM
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/01/1941
Completed: 04/1941
Builder: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 521
Dimensions: 7290grt, 5123nrt, 432.4 x 56.7 x 34.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 42 & 71 x 48ins), 435nhp
Engines by: J Readhead & Sons Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 168648
History:
04/1941 Ministry of War Transport (J & C Harrison Ltd, managers), South Shields
29/05/1941 Sank
Comments: 29/05/1941: Torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat U557 300 miles SE of Greenland
On a voyage from Montreal to Loch Ewe with a cargo of grain & flour


Above photo, dated 02/04/1941, is copyright of South Tyneside Libraries