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Scrapped in 1973 in Santander, Spain. Sold in 1946 to Imperial Oil Co Ltd, Canada and renamed Imperial Halifax. These incorporated one 30-ton, two 10-ton and eight 5-ton derricks for cargo handling. Scrapped in April 1959 at Hirao, Japan. [1] Damaged on 26 April 1943 by a mine off Rabat, Morocco at 34°08′N 07°58′W / 34.133°N 7.967°W / 34.133; -7.967 beached and initially expected to be declared a total constructive loss. In the three island class, the boiler was amidships and the cargo handling was grouped around three 'islands' on the superstructure, at the stern, bow and amidships. Sold in 1948 to Yui Kong, China and renamed Jui Hsin. Empire Moorhen was a 5,628 GRT (8,800 DWT) cargo ship which was built by Columbia River Shipbuilding Corp, Portland, Oregon. To French American Lin in 1920, returning to USSB later that year. Before D-Day, sixty old merchant ships and four old warships were selected as blockships, to be scuttled in a line to give protection to the small craft. From the middle decades of the 17th century, and through the 18th century, the Royal Navy vied with the Dutch Navy and later with the French Navy for maritime supremacy. There has never been an empire like it. Sold in 1960 to P Kyprianou & Partners and renamed Sheikh. These were Empire Barnaby, Empire Billow and Empire Fulham, Four vessels all of 2,922 gross tons, length 315 feet (96 m) and breadth 44 feet (13.4 m) were built as ore carriers. To Ministry of Transport and renamed Empire Merchant. They were also equipped with a 25-ton derrick at the front of the superstructure amidships. These were: Three Empire ferries (Empire Chub, Empire Dace and Empire Roach), were completed to the same design as an order from the Government of Turkey. Scrapped in July 1967 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Sold in 1946 to British Tanker Co Ltd and renamed British Pilot. Sold in 1946 to Overseas Towage & Salvage Co Ltd and renamed Marinia. Scrapped in October 1970 at Hsingkiang, China. Scrapped in September 1969 at Piraeus, Greece. Completed in January 1919 as Guimba for the USSB. Launched on 6 October 1941 and completed in December 1941. Introduction. Towards, troops carrying kit bags on the shoulders, heading towards the ship. Sold in 1968 to Compagnia Navigazione Campos, Panama and renamed Campos. Launched on 4 March 1946 as Empire Mercia and completed in December 1946 as Empire Star for Blue Star Line. Operated under the management of W R Carpenter & Co Ltd, Australia. Sold in 1962 to New Dholera Steamships Ltd, India and renamed Jayshoor. Driven by a desire to make the German Empire a viable world power and an integral industrial nation, the Navy Bills of 1898 and 1900 laid out the course for a massive naval expansion under anti-British auspices. Empire Mandalay was a 7,086 GRT cargo ship which was built by Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd, Sunderland. Scrapped in 1969 at Newport Monmouthshire. Sold in 1952 to the Australian Shipping Board and renamed Carcoola. With some exceptions, the prefix was also extended to purchased or requisitioned ships and to those acquired as prizes. Operated under the management of Mollers Ltd, Hong Kong. Empire Moorland was a 683 GRT dredger which was built by William Simons & Co Ltd, Renfrew. It was installed in SS Captain C D Secord in 1954. Der RMAS wurde offiziell am 31. Machinery was salvaged and shipped to Canada. The Royal Navy played a key part in establishing the British Empire as the unmatched world power during the 19th and first part of the 20th centuries. Sold in 1945 to King Line Ltd and renamed King David. Empire Might was a 9,909 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Denny & Bros Ltd, Dumbarton. Sold in 1951 to Power Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Huntsbrook. Britain gained a clear advantage in the age of sail, when it clad its ships in copper, making them faster, more maneuverable and more durable. To MoWT and renamed Empire Mariner. Although the numbers of ships and trained sailors have been recorded since the medieval period, few of these early records survive. Sold in May 1946 to Clan Line Steamers Ltd and renamed Clan Buchanan. Arrived in tow on 25 December 1969 at Bilbao, Spain for scrapping. Founded in Liverpool in 1864 by James Beazley, up to the late 1870s they owned one of the largest British sailing ship fleets. Scrapped in 1962 in Hong Kong. Repaired, but laid up in 1921. Launched on 27 June 1946 as Empire Marston and completed in December 1946 as RFA Wave Pioneer. Declared a constructive total loss, sold and scrapped in situ. In 1946 numerous of the British-built Empire ships, as well as ex-German prize ships were offered for sale or for three- or five-year charter. Launched on 19 November 1945 and completed in April 1946. [10] Ten ships were built in the later and larger (3,500 gross tons) Empire Malta class, which had the boiler aft and the cargo handling grouped around the fore- and main-mast.[11]. Bombed on 26 March 1941 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of the Hebrides and was abandoned. Sold in 1946 to British Tanker Co Ltd and renamed British Swordfish. Empire Mersey was a 5,791 GRT cargo ship which was built by R Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow. Sold in 1947 to Elders & Fyffes Ltd and renamed Nicoya. Operated under the management of G Dracopoulos, Greece. Passenger lists, permissions to emigrate, records of passports issued, lists of transported prisoners, or registers of assistance to emigrate often contain genealogical information. Sold in 1962 to Alexandra Towing Co Ltd. Sold in 1966 to J S Latsis, Greece and renamed Ena. Launched on 4 April 1946 as Empire Maydream and completed later that year as Maydream for Ta Hing (H K) Ltd, Hong Kong. She was sold in 1954 and departed Nagasaki on 20 December 1954 under tow bound for Hong Kong. Empire Marvell was a 9,821 GRT tanker which was built by Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Torpedoed on 20 September 1941 by U-124 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) west of Ushant, France (48°07′N 22°05′W / 48.117°N 22.083°W / 48.117; -22.083) while a member of Convoy OG 74. Sold in 1950 to Union des Remorquage de Dakar and renamed W Ponty. The ships had three large unobstructed cargo holds and heavy lifting equipment. Operated under the management of W R Carpenter & Co Ltd, Australia. To the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 1946 and renamed RFA Wave Duke. A hangar on the lower deck was equipped with a lift to the flight deck and accommodated four Fairey Swordfish aircraft. Die hier aufgeführten Schiffe sind daher offiziell nicht länger Bestandteil der Marine, sondern werden von dem privaten Unternehmen Their names were all prefixed with "Empire". Empire Moonbeam was a 6,849 GRT cargo ship which was built by Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co Ltd, Hong Kong. Empire Moat was a 2,922 GRT ore carrier which was built by Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow. Empire MacCabe was a 9,249 GRT MAC tanker which was built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne. Transferred in 1946: Empire Ayr, Empire Conclyde, Empire Concord, Empire Confederation, Empire Congleton, Empire Congreve, Empire Conisborough, Empire Conleven, Empire Connah, Empire Connaught, Empire Connemara, Empire Consett, Empire Constable†, Empire Constellation, Empire Contees, Empire Contest, Empire Convention†, Empire Conway, Empire Conwear, Empire Dart, Empire Dee, Empire Douglas†, Empire Dovey†, Empire Durant, Empire Forth†, Empire Gable†, Empire Gabon, Empire Gage, Empire Gala, Empire Galashiels, Empire Galaxy, Empire Galleon, Empire Gallic, Empire Galveston, Empire Gantry†, Empire Garner, Empire Kennet, Empire Lea, Empire Neath, Empire Nidd, Empire Ock, Empire Orwell, Empire Tageland, Empire Tageos, Empire Tarne, Empire Tegaden, Empire Tegados, Empire Tegaica, Empire Tegalta, Empire Tegamas, Empire Tegleone, Empire Tegoria, Empire Teguda, Empire Teguto, Empire Teme, Empire Teviot, Empire Tigarth, Empire Tigbart, Empire Tigina, Empire Tigombo, Empire Tigonto, Empire Tigost, Empire Tigouver, Empire Venture, Empire Viking I, Empire Viking II, Empire Viking III, Empire Viking VI, Empire Viking VIII, Empire Viking IX, Empire Viking X, Empire Weaver, Empire Welland†, Empire Wey, Empire Yare†. It’s ending was in 1931,when it turned into the “British Commonwealth of Nations”. Sold in 1946 to Armement Deppe SA, Belgium and renamed Anvers. Used as a storage hulk. Sold in 1964 to San Antonio Shipping Ltd, Malta and renamted St Antonio. However, Arthur J. Marder and Gerald S. Graham revolutionized, in their respective fields, the correlation of naval power and colonial empires in the 19th century. Empire Mayrover was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby. Towed to Genoa then Palermo, where she arrived on 6 November 1947. To Ministry of Public Buildings and Works in 1963 and renamed Bucket Dredger W 2. Sold in 1947 to James Conracting & Shipping Co Ltd and renamed Foremost 106. To the Bangladeshi Government in 1972 and renamed C5-203. Sold in 1954 to V Torkildsen, Norway and renamed Tobon. Launched on 15 December 1940 and completed in May 1941. Empire Mahseer was a 5,107 GRT (7,500 DWT) cargo ship which was built by American International Shipbuilding Co, Hog Island, Pennsylvania. Sold in 1946 to Sun Shipping Co Ltd and renamed Cape St David. Sold in 1961 to Société Belge Remorquage Oceanique, Ostend, Belgium and renamed Ocean Bull. Torpedoed on 16 August 1940 and sunkn by U-100 at 55°23′N 13°24′W / 55.383°N 13.4°W / 55.383; -13.4. Completed as Bellemina for the United States Shipping Board (USSB). Laid down as British Wisdom and launched on 17 June 1943 as Empire Mackay. Empire Meadow was a 242 GRT tug which was built by J S Watson Ltd, Gainsborough. Completed in 1941, requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine, converted to an auxiliary cruiser and renamed Salzburg. Seized as a war prize on 3 September 1939 at South West India Dock, London. [14], Twenty-nine Empire ships were transferred or built for the Netherlands and several American-built ships including Ocean Athlete, Ocean Merchant and Ocean Victory were also transferred. Sold in 1946 to Northern Petroleum Tank Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Bloomfield. Operated under the management of K S Pang, Hong Kong. were refuelled by a shuttle service of coastal tankers that bunkered in southern UK ports whilst five 12,000 ton tankers carried the water, two always at the beachhead with the remaining three in transit. Some people involved in the anti-slave trade campaign argued that the only way to end the suffering of the slaves was to make slavery illegal. Wreck sold in 1947 to Italian buyers, raised and towed to Messina, arriving on 5 July 1948. Napoletani, Italy and renamed Rania G. Scrapped in June 1983 in Palermo, Italy. transferred in 1972 to Bangladesh River Steamers Ltd, Bangladesh. To MoWT in 1941 and renamed Empire Mallard. When Edward III amassed his great flotilla to invade France in 1347, barely 30 of the 700 ships belonged to the crown. Released on 5 June 1975 when the Suez Canal was reopened to traffic. The grain ships had a flight deck of 413 feet (126 m) to 424 feet (129 m) ft and a breadth of 62 feet (18.9 m). To MoWT in 1941 and renamed Empire Madge. Sold in 1946 to Halcyon Lijn NV, Netherlands and renamed Stad Maastricht. Sold in 1947 to the Government of British Guiana and renamed Lady Berbice. To MoWT and renamed Empire Mowddach. Launched on 12 April 1945 and completed in August 1945. Renamed Nettuno Sailem in 1984 and scrapped in May 1985 in Palermo, Italy. The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. was the largest colonial empire in history. Empire Magpie was a 6,211 GRT cargo ship which was built by Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey. The beach craft[which?] Founded in Liverpool in 1864 by James Beazley, up to the late 1870s they owned one of the largest British sailing ship fleets. The major shortfall of the class was undoubtedly their poor deadweight carrying capacity coupled with their varied engine fit, particularly those with the Petters engine which caused problems in all the vessels in which they were fitted. Sold in 1961 to Margalante Compagnia Navigazione, Panama and renamed Delta. Scrapped in March 1976 at Aliaga, Turkey. Scrapped in Dublin. Left: The cultured & dignified Boer Women were also defiant. Sold in 1958 to Lugari & Filippi, Italy and renamed Sanjacopo. On D-Day plus three Chant 60 turned turtle when manoeuvring under full helm, fortunately her entire crew were rescued later, carrying a full load of petrol she was towed away from the beach and sunk by a British destroyer. They were acquired from a number of sources. Return to SA Passenger Lists,1847-1886. Built in 1930 as the German Monte Rosa with a gross tonnage of 14,414, she was a two-funnelled vessel and became a prize in 1945. Renamed Mentakab in 1947. Operated under the management of Mollers Ltd, Hong Kong. To American South African Line in 1926. Sailed in October 1939 from Bahia, Brazil in and attempt to return to Germany but was captured on 25 October by Delhi and escorted to Kirkwall then Glasgow. On 27 December 1972, St Ives capsized in bad weather north west of Ferrol, Spain while under tow by tug Smit Pioneer and sank at 44°21′N 08°57′W / 44.35°N 8.95°W / 44.35; -8.95. Sold in 1948 to Nouvelle Compagnie Havraise Peninsulaire de Navigation, Paris and renamed Ville de Diego Suarez. Launched on 17 January 1942 and completed in April 1942. Empire Mordred was a 7,030 GRT cargo ship which was built by C Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow. Empire Mayflower was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. The World's Merchant Fleets 1939 by Roger Jordan. Sold in 1961 to Société Anonyme Monegasque d'Armement et de Navigation, Monaco and renamed Vimy. Empire Maple was a 129 GRT tug which was built by R Dunston Ltd, Thorne. CR90 corvette. Sank on 28 March at 57°33′N 12°43′W / 57.55°N 12.717°W / 57.55; -12.717. Also many British and Canadian merchantmen carried volunteer naval gunners called Defensively equipped merchant ship or DEMS gunners. Launched on 6 July 1945 and completed in November 1945. Towed to Copenhagen for completion by Burmeister & Wain. Venator-class Star Destroyer. Five crew members were picked up by the British rescue ship Stockport (Master Thomas Ernest Fea, OBE), but one of them died of exposure after being rescued and was buried at sea. The merchants obtained the slaves from African chiefs by giving them goods from Europe. For example, the Type 42 Destroyer is built at four British shipyards, Mazagon Dock Limited in India, Cockatoo Island in Australia, and Sandock Austral in South Africa. Sold in 1957 to Société Misr de Navigation Maritime, Egypt and renamed Misr. The 'Ocean' type tankers were sometimes known as the 'Three twelves type', being about 12,000 tons deadweight with a speed of around 12 knots (22 km/h) and a fuel consumption of 12 tons per day. Sold in 1962 to Malayan Navigation Co Ltd, Singapore and renamed Hong Tat. Empire Mallard sank, Empire Moon only slightly damaged. Sold in 1954 to Pacific Shipowners Ltd and renamed Meklong. [4], Catapult-armed merchantmen or CAM ships, were merchant cargo ships operating with the convoys and converted to launch a Sea Hurricane fighter by means of a catapult. Operated under the management of Yick Fung Shipping & Enterprises, Hong Kong. See more ideas about british, empire, royal navy ships. Empire Mist was a 7,241 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Arrived on 1 May 1972 at Derince, Turkey for scrapping. Launched on 15 June 1942 and completed in August 1942. The Fleets. The Empire Windrush's voyage from the Caribbean to Tilbury took place in 1948. Launched on 31 December 1945 and completed in February 1946. If slave-ships were in danger of being captured by the British navy, captains often reduced the fines they had to pay by ordering the slaves to be thrown into the sea. Operated under the management of K S Pang, Hong Kong. Bow section sunk by depth charges from HMCS Kenogami. Empire Meteor was a 7,457 GRT cargo ship which was built by J L Thompson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Operated under the management of J P Hadoulis Ltd, London. Launched in August 1945 and completed in February 1946. The Caribbean was colonized in the 16th century, and slave labor was used Sold in 1954 to Pacific Shipowners Ltd and renamed Ai Sokula. Launched on 12 October 1943 and completed in December 1943. Collided on 26 September 1941 with Empire Mallard near Point Armour, Strait of Belle Isle. Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Government of the People's Republic of China, "Registry of Shipping and Seamen, Movement Cards—Image details—Ship Name: Empire Morn", http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=8171174, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/List_of_Empire_ships_(M)?oldid=5150321. Sold in 1946 to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd and renamed Naninia. Empire Gem departed for the United States on December 19, 1941, sailing with convoy ON 48… These included Empire Fowey, Empire Halladale, Empire Ken, Empire Orwell, Empire Trooper and Empire Windrush. The smaller 'three island' type of around 2,800 gross tons were built between 1941 and 1944. The British Empire's warships are usually built to standard designs in shipyards across the Empire. Mostly they were used during World War II by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT), who owned the ships but contracted out their management to various shipping lines. Operated under the management of Pontikos Shipping Agencies Ltd, London. Repaired, with a new stern section. Arrived on 14 November 1962 at Cartagena, Spain for scrapping. Refloated on 14 July 1958 and sent to drydock where she was declared a constructive total loss. Used as a floating hotel for British and American delegates to the Yalta Conference. Empire Maytown was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by H Scarr Ltd, Hessle. They had ramps at both ends and could carry passengers and vehicles but could also be converted for minelaying. The hull was the same as the small coastal tanker series (CHANT); despite being a completely separate class from the tankers, the dry cargo Empire Fs were always known by coasting seamen as "CHANTs", possibly because they had the same hull form and initially all the tankers were sold to foreign owners and therefore there was no conflict in nomenclature. Der Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS) unterstützte wie die RFA die Royal Navy, jedoch vorwiegend innerhalb der britischen Hoheitsgewässer. Sold in 1947 to Elders & Fyffes Ltd and renamed Reventazon. Sold in 1975 to Maritime Commercial Enterprises, Greece. Sold in 1957 to Straits Steamship Co Ltd, Hong Kong and renamed Mantin. Repaired, with a new steam engine being fitted. Empire Maldon was a 3,750 GRT tanker which was built by Sir J Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. She was taken in two but sank the following day. Sold in 1956 to John S Monks Ltd, Liverpool and renamed Cliffville. 1,500 Service personnel and crew were rescued, but four engineers lost their lives. Between 7 June 1944 and the end of July, the tugs towed the materials across the channel to Normandy. Now 554 GRT. Lloyds Registers of Shipping (various editions) Sea Breezes Magazine (various issues) British Tramps by I.G.Stewart. Sold in 1951 to Compagnia Maritima de Este SA, Panama and renamed Condor. PF(C) were around 7,320 gross tons. Sold in 1947 to Bury Hill Shipping Co Ltd and renamed Markab. Damaged on 13 January 1942 by enemy bombing off Yorkshire (54°22′N 00°19′W / 54.367°N 0.317°W / 54.367; -0.317), later repaired. Empire Merchant was a 3,457 GRT cargo ship which was built by Deutsche Werft, Hamburg. Empire Malacca was a 7,071 GRT cargo ship which was built by William Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. The first of the type were fitted with 3,800 horsepower (2,800 kW) triple expansion steam engines, later models with 3,300 horsepower (2,500 kW) diesel engines and finally with 4,000 horsepower (3,000 kW) diesel engines. Empire ships came from two main sources: new construction, and capture and seizure. The government therefore converted several captured German passenger ships to Empire troop ships. Empire Maymorn was a 394 GRT coaster which was built by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd, Bristol. Launched on 8 June 1944 and completed in August 1944. A series of Navigation Acts from 1660 onwards aimed to make British merchants use British built ships with predominantly British masters for the carriage of their goods. Sold in 1950 to Constants (South Wales) Ltd, Cardiff and renamed Nordeflinge. to Lykes Brothers-Ripley Steamship Co Inc in 1933. Completed in 1939 as Panther for Laeisz Line. British Empire, a worldwide system of dependencies— colonies, protectorates, and other territories—that over a span of some three centuries was brought under the sovereignty of the crown of Great Britain and the administration of the British government. Launched on 20 May 1941 and completed in September 1941. The tank landing ships (LST Mark 3) had a speed of eleven knots and were 4,820 tons when loaded. Renamed Empire Baffin in 1946. Their names were all prefixed with "Empire". Launched on 14 June 1941 and competed in August 1941. in the Americas, Africa and Asia was a source of cheap raw materials. Departed Amsterdam on 29 September 1970 in tow of tug Nisos Zakynthos bound for Piraeus, Greece. Operated under the management of Michalinos Maritime & Commercial Co Ltd, Greece. Sold in 1954 to Eastern Seas Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Navarino. Sold in 1955 to Stanthorpe Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Stanthorpe. Empire tugs were used to ensure the safe crossing. Empire landing craft were involved in the assault phase, and Empire coasters were involved in the beaching of supplies and in ferrying cargo from the larger merchant ships anchored off-shore. Sold in 1947 to Metal Industries Ltd and renamed Metinda IV. Fitted with a new diesel engine in 1963. Arrived under tow on 22 July 1975 at Split, Yugoslavia for scrapping. Immigration records are records of people entering England. There were only … Requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine in 1940. She left Recife under tow on 31 August 1961 and arrived at Ymuiden, Netherlands on 7 October. The corpus of writing on the subject of the interrelationship between naval and Imperial history previously has been confined to two branches. Sold in 1959 to South Breeze Navigation Co Ltd and renamed Suva Breeze. Arrived on 9 September 1961 at Bombay for scrapping. Sold in 1953 to Sterling Shipping Co Ltd, Bahamas and renamed Sterling Victory. Believe it or not, very few of the migrants intended to stay in Britain for more than a few years. Sold in 1947 to Norwood Steamship Co Ltd and renamed Lord Gladstone. Sold in 1959 to Bullard, King & Co Ltd and renamed Umgeni. Sold in 1960 to Tonglik Shipping Co Ltd and renamed Karang Djawa. Sold in 1948 to Alexandra Towing Co Ltd and renamed Flying Kestrel. Empire Maisie was a 244 GRT tug which was built by Henry Scarr Ltd, Hessle. The first lost was Empire Commerce in 1940 and the last was Empire Gold in 1945. These ships were able to carry smaller vessels, such as tugs and landing craft, to support combat operations around the world. Offered for sale at Portsmouth by the Board of Trade in 1972. Some ships requisitioned during the Suez Crisis were also given the Empire prefix. Empire Mammoth was a 938 GRT bucket dredger which was built by Fleming & Ferguson Ltd, Paisley. Empire Miniver was a 6,055 GRT (8,800 DWT) cargo ship which was built by Columbia River Shipbuilding Corp, Portland, Oregon. Sold in 1965 to Madam Poonsri Sutharom, Thailand. Seven were charted from the Ministry of War Transport as ferries and given the "Empire" prefix, operating between Tilbury and Hamburg from September 1946 and also between Preston and Larne from May 1948. Empire Windrush. Beached on 9 February at Lewes, Delaware but capsized and sank the following day. Sold in 1976 to the Government of the People's Republic of China. The oil tankers had longer flight decks – 461 feet (141 m) – but no hangars. Gooseberry 4 at Juno Beach included four Empire ships: Empire Bunting, Empire Flamingo, Empire Moorhen and Empire Waterhen. Empire MacAlpine was a 7,954 GRT Merchant Aircraft Carrier (MAC) cargo ship which was built by Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Fife. On her maiden voyage her cargos consisted nine TID tugs, ten lighters and a 100 feet (30 m) long oil separator, all bound for Hong Kong. Sold in 1954 to Maritima Mensabe SA and renamed Marilena. Finally some of the Chants were used as accommodation ships as there uses diminished and after the landings had been completed most returned to the UK and after the war were sold on to commercial operators. Came ashore on 2 October 1961 in a typhoon at Kita Daito Jima, Japan and broke in two. Empire MacRae was an 8,252 GRT MAC cargo ship which was built by Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow. The British Empire was a crucial component in shaping lives, peoples, travel, economy, technology, politics and culture for hundreds of years. Transferred to the Royal Navy in 1944 as HMS Galtee More. Torpedoed on 22 July 1943 by U-81 and damaged off Sicily (36°42′N 15°20′E / 36.7°N 15.333°E / 36.7; 15.333). März 2008 aufgelöst. Operated under the management of O Gross & Sons Ltd, London. Operated under the management of Tsavliris Shipping Ltd, London. Empire Melody was a 2,887 GRT cargo ship which was built by Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Grangemouth. British Empire, Colonial, colonial, colony, imperial,transport, train, ships, steam, colonies, imperialism, Stephen Luscombe, empire, history. Transferred in 1963 to the Ministry of Public Buildings & Works. Sold in 1946 to British Tanker Co Ltd and renamed British Escort. Bombedon 2 January 1943 and sunk at Bône Harbour, Algeria. England was a small island nation off the coast of the very powerful and dynamic continent of Europe proper. Seamen were aged from fourteen through to their late seventies.[13]. In 1954, off the North African coast, fire broke out in the engine room. Launched on 25 April 1945 and completed in July 1945. 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